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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

The last of winter?, perhaps! Probably not!

My first blog post. I'm new to the Knit Picks Community. I'm new to blogging too but felt compelled to start this blog. Who knows, it might just be fun. I'm going into work late today. It's now snow covered again, having witness another 5 inches or more of soggy snow last night. Our eldest daughter was in a car accident late in the evening. Slippery roads caused a young girl to lose control of her car and come left of center, creating an almost head on collision. Both the girls are brusied but… Continue

Added by Debbi NW Ohio on March 28, 2008 at 5:38am — No Comments

Las Vegas

Well here I am in Las Vegas! I am staying to the lovely Palace Station Resort and Casino. I would only give it like 3 stars though. The desk lamp doesnt work, the shower sprays water everywhere and they CHARGE for internet! But the food is good, its a fun place to be and the swimming pools are nice.



I did get to knit by the pool. I worked on my Fetching gloves with blue Debbie Bliss 100% Cashmere. The pattern is a little tricky where you are supposed to cable at the beginning of a… Continue

Added by Wild Rose on March 27, 2008 at 7:41pm — No Comments

Las Vegas

Well here I am in Las Vegas! I am staying to the lovely Palace Station Resort and Casino. I would only give it like 3 stars though. The desk lamp doesnt work, the shower sprays water everywhere and they CHARGE for internet! But the food is good, its a fun place to be and the swimming pools are nice.



I did get to knit by the pool. I worked on my Fetching gloves with blue Debbie Bliss 100% Cashmere. The pattern is a little tricky where you are supposed to cable at the beginning of a… Continue

Added by Wild Rose on March 27, 2008 at 7:37pm — No Comments

My first blog post

I never thought I'd would write in a blog. I can't even keep up on my journaling, much less write about stuff in a blog. But here goes.

Today was a pretty good day. It was sunny and fairly warm. I went to Bldg. #19 with Kathy around 11 a.m. Mostly browsed, but did manage to get a Battenburg shower curtain for Kathy for her upcoming birthday on April 2nd. She loves Battenburg. I had been waiting for 3 days for Conlin's pharmacy to deliver a raised toilet seat and frame. The driver called my… Continue

Added by Slow Knit on March 27, 2008 at 5:54pm — No Comments

Knitting, Shearing, Anticipation!

It feels like the octopus is moving on, thank heavens. I can almost breathe again. Breathing is a good thing.

I know I am supposed to be gearing up for shearing, but knitting and anticipation over the arrival of my latest Knit Picks order is holding my brain hostage (okay, okay, I am a willing hostage) and I just am not ready to give over any space to shearing, shearers, and what to cook for them. I am debating oven-fried chicken, a crock pot roast, and meatloaf with LOTS of onion and a… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on March 27, 2008 at 4:22pm — No Comments

As promised...progress pic

Here is a picture of my progress with the Cornicopia socks:




I love the spiraling in the pattern, and the colors. And I think these would also make great wrist warmers! I'll be filing this pattern away for just such a project in the future.

Added by katorigasuki on March 27, 2008 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Gloss Lace and Shadow



Here's all the colors of Gloss Lace and Shadow side by side in natural light. It was overcast today, which is perfect for color accurate photos! The top photo is Gloss Lace. The four… Continue

Added by Melissa on March 27, 2008 at 12:08pm — 3 Comments

socks galore

It's amazing how once I got past the first pair of socks, I got obsessed/faster. It took me a year and a half to get the first pair done(finished this past Christmas), then 3 weeks for the next pair, and now one week per pair of socks. Of course it helps that I can take them places like the home school bowling, Dr. visits, and since I don't watch tv much, in the evenings. I may be showing signs of SSS though. I need to finish one more ankle sock(which goes pretty darn fast), and I'm having… Continue

Added by 8kids4me on March 27, 2008 at 8:32am — No Comments

Meet the newest member of the Knit Picks' family!

Katie’s still out on maternity leave, but she brought her baby boy into the office to say hi to everybody.



He’s so tiny and sweet! Kelley’s Elegance alpaca and silk shawl kept him nice and toasty in the office. It’s not exactly one of our baby patterns,… Continue

Added by Angela on March 27, 2008 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

My yarn is here!

My last order was waiting for me when I got home last night - 4 balls of Palette in Sunlight, 4 in Mist, one hank of Gossamer in Trail and one in Sweet Peas. The first clue for the Mystic Light Shawl KAL came out yesterday too so I've decided to knit my shawl in the Sunlight. I swatched on palette in Peach and it looked lovely… Continue

Added by medhbh on March 27, 2008 at 6:02am — No Comments

3/26/08

I'm brain dead from going to Home Depot tonight with my hubby. So many decisions to make with the new kitchen and I feel like we jumped in before considering all of our options. Of course, all I really care about it the floor. I am really excited about having more cabinet space, but I don't have too much passion for picking out cabinets and ceiling tiles. I just want a floor that's easy to take care of and looks clean when I scrub it. We are looking at "industrial-strength" Vinyl Composition… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on March 26, 2008 at 6:29pm — No Comments

Almost at the End of the Tunnel

I think I see that proverbial light, so I must be nearing the end of the tunnel. Either that, or I'm having a near-death experience, but from what I've read, people don't usually blog in the middle of that type of thing, so I'm going with the tunnel theory.

I'm nearing the sleeve cap shaping on the last sleeve of the Dirt Lace Cardigan. I've packed up Chart C, with the Post-It notes and mechanical pencils and magnifying bars required to work that chart, and I'm on to Chart A, a simple Lace… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on March 26, 2008 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

New Calendar!

It has been a busy day on my desk... New books galore are coming in.

But I'm really excited about the new calendar - which will be available this summer. It's the 2009 "Never Not Knitting" from Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, the Yarn Harlot. It's 365 days of wit and wisdom. So if you enjoy her blog, what a wonderful addition to your desk! Watch for this in the coming week where it will be in the… Continue

Added by Kim on March 26, 2008 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

my birthday-the big 50!

Wow, I am 50 today! Can't believe it! I don't feel any different. just tired. I stayed up late last night bidding on ebay. Bought a clock. Theres some nice homespun yarn I may bid on or buy when I have the money. I love ebay! There's no yarn shop close enough to me so I must buy mine online. My other interest, besides knitting and yarn is music. I love Amy Winehouse right now. Shes a very good entertainer and singer. Hard to beleive shes as young as what she is. Speaking of music, I just got an… Continue

Added by Rebecca Mills on March 26, 2008 at 5:48am — No Comments

And So it Begins...

...So my best local knitting buddy wants me to start a blog; she thinks I am funny. I think I have a wicked cold and at the moment I feel like there is an octopus doing pushups on my face and we are supposed to shear our sheep this weekend and I have no idea what I am going to cook for the shearers. They are a very finicky bunch, unlike our previous shearers; no tomato sauces or anything that might cause heartburn... would you like dry toast with that? No, really, they are a great bunch of… Continue

Added by MTAnnie on March 25, 2008 at 9:17pm — 1 Comment

Latest Project - Nantucket Cardigan

This is my most complex knitted project -- I finally finished it after 2 1/2 months. It's from a Fall (either 2006 or 2007) Interweave knits pattern. I used the Cocoa Main Line yarn. I wanted it to be a three season sweater so I picked Main Line because of the cotton/wool blend. Check out the pics!



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Added by CoursesAndWales on March 25, 2008 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Photoshoot for May Catalog

We are back in the studio getting ready for the upcoming catalog, which is lace and after 5 knitting. Here are a couple sneak previews of projects to come. Our studio space is not well insulated so as you can see we have some portable space heaters to at least keep our models feet warm and we wrap them in past blanket projects between takes to keep them from turning blue. Meanwhile the photographers and I are bundled in gloves and coats to keep warm...I think the crisp air keeps the creative… Continue

Added by Christy on March 25, 2008 at 2:30pm — 5 Comments

Shimmer in the sun

Teri very nicely requested a photo of the new Shimmer colors lined up in natural light. It would have been best if it were overcast, but the sun is shining brightly today, so the shadows in the photo are a little harsh. Nonetheless, here is Shimmer on my desk in the sun (color corrected to be as accurate as I can make it).…



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Added by Melissa on March 25, 2008 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

3/25/08

I added photos of past projects, although there are some missing, I'll have to keep looking on my computer because I know that my first and third sweaters should be in there somewhere. And I just found out that they are all flowing past like a slide show on my Page. Cool!



So I was working along on my short-row toe last night and almost done, when I come up with extra stitches, so I think I a going to go rip out a row and see if I can fix it. I don't have problems with regular toes,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on March 25, 2008 at 9:34am — No Comments

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