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Yippee! It is the last day of March! I love April as I know winter will soon be over (it's always long in Massachusetts.) We had a somewhat productive weekend. DH got 3 pieces of wall board up in the kitchen. I helped a little with the shop-vac and by staying out of the way, mostly. Still cleaning up from emptying my cabinets! Between that and the AWANA Grand Prix workshop on Saturday, my hubby was a working machine! I'm tired, so I can't imagine how… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on March 31, 2008 at 10:19am — No Comments

Another book

Well, I got another book from the library to look over. It's called Ethnic Knitting Discovery The Netherlands, Denmark, Norway and The Andes by Donna Druchanas. Quite the long name, for such a slim book.

Anyway, it seems to be a very basic instructional book on how to knit sweaters in the styles of the countries listed. I like the styles of the sweaters, but they are way too boxy (no shaping) for my tastes. I suppose I could incorporate the design techniques into a shaped… Continue

Added by MrDarcyisGreat on March 31, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

*****A long weekend for knitting

You know how sometimes you think you have all your ducks in a row. You make plans, get excited for a certain weekend or planned event? Well that's what I did all last week. I'd sit at my desk at work and day dream about the coming weekend when I knew I would have the house to myself to clean out my closet, quilt a bit on my mothers day gift for Mom, and of course rent a book or movie from the library and watch and knit in the evenings. You see, my husband had planned a little weekend trip of… Continue

Added by Debbi NW Ohio on March 31, 2008 at 6:52am — 2 Comments

Taking pictures

I've been taking pictures of some of my work. My cat loves to sit right in the middle of my work making it a little difficult. I love looking through other people's projects for inspiration. I hope people enjoy looking at mine.

Added by Amy knits on March 30, 2008 at 7:26pm — No Comments

Broken hand

Well, it's been five weeks since I broke my left hand. I've tried to knit, but until recently it was painful. Now I can knit three or four rows on a dishcloth before I start to feel it. (It's not much, but it's better than nothing.) One reason it's so uncomfortable is that I am a continental knitter. I can knit by throwing, but it's much slower for me, and before I know it, I've put my yarn back on my left hand. Apparently, I am completely a creature of habit.

On a brighter note,… Continue

Added by burrisll on March 30, 2008 at 6:57pm — No Comments

Spring is coming back

After the heavy snow we got a few days ago, spring is coming back. The sun and the foehn melted a lot of the snow away. I really hope this winter thing to be over now ... I spent this afternoon sitting outside in the sun, watching our cats catching snowballs I made for them, reading and knitting and listening to my favourite music. It was so peaceful!

My sweater "Sweetheart" keeps growing; I finished the body part (front and back)… Continue

Added by AnirataK on March 30, 2008 at 5:03pm — No Comments

More Squares

I'm obsessed with knitting mitered squares at the moment. My daughter loves to see the new color combinations each time I finish another square. I really think this kid will be quite the knitter! She loves yarn, and LOVES color! I like to knit in the evening to unwind, and if I finish any squares, I show them to her in the morning. So far, she likes the ones that have purple the best!

I've found a pattern for a really interesting sleeveless top for summer. I'd really like to knit one… Continue

Added by Teish on March 30, 2008 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Great book I got from Library

I just got this great book from the Library. Its The Knitter's Book of Yarn by Clara Parkes. I think I'm going to actually have to buy this book. I know Knitpicks has it in softcover. I don't know if I'd actually prefer the hardcover version, which is the one I got from the library.

Anyway, the projects in it (and there are 40 of them) are so lovely and diverse. The designers are actually people I've heard of, instead of all by the same designer, or by a bunch of people… Continue

Added by MrDarcyisGreat on March 30, 2008 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Corn Socks

I just finished making a pair of socks from corn, Cornucopia Kottage. Can't say I really like them, the texture and the color just aren't happening for me. Its more of a matte color which is rather dull. As for texture its not as soft as I normally use. I thought I'd give it a try but unfortuneately its not something I would buy again. I also used a pattern which isn't too bad but the heel is designed differently and I had trouble with holes in the sides of the heel. You YO on the first stitch… Continue

Added by mommacatz on March 30, 2008 at 5:36am — No Comments

Yet More Snow

It snowed here again on Friday and Saturday. I think we picked up about 4 more inches. Today is supposed to be sunny and around 40. I sure hope so.

I did have a productive week. I finished the Baby Genius Burp Cloth. I also made a Baby Kimono. I just have to sew it up and add a border. I am trying to decide between and I-cord border and a single crochet border. I have used Sugar'n Cream Lavender Ice. I am going to use hot purple… Continue

Added by Silas' Mom on March 30, 2008 at 4:18am — 5 Comments

Naked Sheep!

Whoo-hoo, the sheep have been sheared! Another year has gone by without me accidently killing our shearers with my futile attempts at coffee making. I really do wish I could do a better job of coffee making for their sake, but I wouldn't recognize a good cup of coffee if it was made by the best barista in the world.

Wasn't sure shearing was going to happen, woke up to snow on the ground and possibly still coming down, hard to tell in a Montana "breeze" whether it is snowing or just… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on March 30, 2008 at 12:11am — No Comments

Springtime - a new beginning

Well, this is something new for me. I've never had a blog page before, so this will be an experience for everyone as they travel on this journey of learning more new technology.

I've read blog pages before (mostly knitting blogs) and have enjoyed most of them. Mine will not be a knitting blog. (I don't knit fast enough for a daily or even weekly update on projects! ;op ) THis iwll be more of a weekly update on me and my little family,… Continue

Added by newknitter on March 29, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments

Second Post

As I was tucking the ends of my yarn into the back of my apricot top, somehow I did something wrong-I now have a dime-size hole in it. How? I haven't a clue. I spent several hours trying to fix it with no good results. It's going to have to go to Loom With A View and see if Betsy or someone there can fix it for me for not too much money. I've had this project hanging around for 3 years now; maybe two, maybe four...seems an eternity. It's going to be sleeveless top because not enough yarn to… Continue

Added by Slow Knit on March 29, 2008 at 8:26am — No Comments


Spring looks like it has finally arrived here in Iowa. It is still a little chilly, but the sun is out and rain is predicted instead of snow and ice. It is wonderful to see some green finally happening. i noticed some tulip leaves popping up through the ground the other day. It has been a long winter!

Even with winter, I was not able to knit as much as I like to--too many other obligations to take care of first. I have babies to "grand-mother" and they come first ( see… Continue

Added by drgrandma on March 29, 2008 at 7:08am — No Comments

About me

Have been in Sun City Arizona for the last two months, and we are getting ready to head back to Colorado. I have finished the front and back of the sweater you see me knitting in the picture, and have the sleeves started so that I can knit while going back. I am eager to "get 'er done" so I can get back to knitting socks!

We also are awaiting the arrival of our third grandchild. She should be born any minute in Kansas City. Might only be home long enough to change clothes and knitting… Continue

Added by Lynn Lybolt on March 29, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

About me

Have been in Sun City Arizona for the last two months, and we are getting ready to head back to Colorado. I have finished the front and back of the sweater you see me knitting in the picture, and have the sleeves started so that I can knit while going back. I am eager to "get 'er done" so I can get back to knitting socks!

We also are awaiting the arrival of our third grandchild. She should be born any minute in Kansas City. Might only be home long enough to change clothes and knitting… Continue

Added by Lynn Lybolt on March 29, 2008 at 6:41am — No Comments

Stocking #1 done

My first Christmas stocking is completed. I am somewhat happy with it, and know the second one will go more smoothly. I am thinking about doing the afterthought heel option instead of the short rows. I'm not sure exactly how it will look since there is no picture of that option. Guess I will have to get out my sock knitting bibles.

We are on Day #3 of kitchen… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on March 28, 2008 at 10:03am — No Comments

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Added by Magathi on March 28, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

First time to dye

I just dyed some Knit picks sock yarn with my left over Easter egg dye. How fun!!!! I got carried away with the number of colors. I was just going to use four colors, but they looked so pretty......... Wet the yarn first in lukewarm water. I put newspaper then plastic wrap down on my kitchen floor. I put a hank of yarn which I had lengthen over the wrap, then painted the dye on the hank with a paint bush- making sure I colored all the strands. Don't let the dye pool. Use just enough to saturate… Continue

Added by Amy knits on March 28, 2008 at 9:14am — 1 Comment

Getting started.

So I am new to blogging. Though it has been around now for some time. All my friends are doing it. Which doesn't mean that if my friends jumped off a bridge I would too.

I just peeked out my office window and it SNOWING! I thought it was supposed to be spring. Well, don't put away the winter sweaters just yet. No, wait, now it is just rain. Was that the five minute rule?

Back to blogging. I thought this might bring into focus for myself, just how much knitting and spinning… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on March 28, 2008 at 8:54am — No Comments

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