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Home again

We had a great 2 days away at our favorite camping/recreation area. Now it is time to come back to this house and dig in to the renovation, getting ready for DS's 7th birthday party this Saturday, and a new sewing job of hemming 6 pairs of curtains. At least I am not sewing them from scratch this time. The material is not a slinky chiffon like the last 8 pair,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 22, 2008 at 6:21pm — No Comments

ANOTHER GORGEOUS DAY

It really is spring in Louisville. My 6th grade is going on a field trip to Newport Aquarium in Northern Ky. It should be a good day and we hope to eat outside on the Ohio River. I am hoping to order some Comfy yarn in the next week or so. Also going to order some Cotlin and try some hand towels. I am having trouble with my land line telephone and there is nothing wrong with the outside lines, so I guess it is my problem. I am going to buy a new cordless and hope it works. I keep my 5 year… Continue

Added by loves to knit on April 22, 2008 at 11:31am — No Comments

Finishing Socks!

Today I will finish another pair of socks. Next I'm going to start on a pair of socks for my honey. I'll be using a new sock yarn I purchased at Sheep Street in Ind. It's called Tiny Feet. Will knit on circulars size 2. The color is pretty. My honey picked it out!!

Added by yarnaholic on April 22, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

Happy Earth Day!

Mr. MuddyBin, our rolling composter, wishes you a happy Earth Day.



Tonight's celebration includes a viewing of "An Inconvenient Truth" - my husband still hasn't seen it, and he thinks I just like it because I have a crush on Al Gore.



I also thought I'd share something interesting that I learned this week about… Continue

Added by Alison on April 22, 2008 at 11:18am — 1 Comment

Need some help picking colors

I am getting ready to make the Mason Dixon Moderne Baby Blanket for a friend and need to select some colors. I want to use Swish Worsted as they live in PA and it gets cold in the winter plus it has such low maintenance. I made one for myself when I was expecting and just love it because I just throw it in the wash with all the rest of the… Continue

Added by Christy on April 22, 2008 at 10:30am — 14 Comments

Ears and site.

I've finished the knitting for the ear or the rabbit but there won't be pictures yet because my other half still has to pick fabric for the inner ear. This may take some time. Excitingly Get Knitted has the knitpicks fixed circular harmony needles in 100cm and 120cm sizes yeah I’ve ordered them. Also this weekend is Wonderwool Wales and I’m going yeah. The only little blip on my horizon is that my PCR’s aren’t working and the knitpicks website is down.

Added by divebunny on April 22, 2008 at 7:21am — No Comments

Spring Break

I'm off to Ohio to visit my parents. I have to do the driving there. Nine hours with children 7 and 9 years old, and no knitting!!
My husband is meeting us there and driving home. Then I can knit!!

Added by Amy knits on April 22, 2008 at 5:46am — No Comments

Another Sara Update...

I went to visit her on my way to work this morning and she is much brighter. They are going to place a jujunostomy feeding tube today or tomorrow to get her some nutrition. She hasn't puked since Saturday morning, thank goodness. She's peeing, and has been all along, but still not eating on her own.

Thanks to all of you sending energy. It does help a lot. So does knitting...;)

Added by katwmn1 on April 21, 2008 at 4:05pm — 1 Comment

Help!? Catalog themes - soliciting your input

Hi everyone,



I'm planning out our catalog themes for 2009. Each catalog's theme (there are 8 of them) needs to be a large enough topic that we can develop several related technique tutorials for it as well as a few free patterns fitting that theme and then, of course, lots and lots of projects to inspire you.



So, what I'd like to know is what topics would you like to see addressed in our catalogs? Are there any areas of your knitting life that need a pick-me-up? Is your… Continue

Added by Tina on April 21, 2008 at 3:15pm — 31 Comments

Home again, and do a jig.

The drive to Spokane was great, uneventful, and I made great time as well as good gas milage. I went to Spokane to the Shuttlebirds 12 annual Tatting weekend. This year the theme was "A tisket, a tasket, my tatting basket". It had been several years since I attended this workshop. I saw some old freinds and made some new accquaintences.



Attendence was good and everyone had a grand time taking classes and learning new techniques. The class I taught was on a concept. Yes, there was a… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on April 21, 2008 at 6:00am — No Comments

A beautiful week of weather!

What gorgeous weather! It has been such a great week for doing anything! PHilip was able to ride his motorcycle to work almost every day. It only rained one day!



Got a lot of things done this weekend. A good friend gave me some plants so i got those planted on Saturday. It already makes my little forlorn flower beds look better. Now to keep an eye out for weeds and make sure to water them. Also was able to clean out my car front to back. I even cleaned out the well in the back end.… Continue

Added by newknitter on April 20, 2008 at 6:20pm — No Comments

I'm back!

Just got back from my mini trip. I had the chance to stop @ Sheep Street! It was so much fun. It's a sheep farm. They had all kinds of wool, roving,handspun yarn from their sheep,soy silk.cashmere,camel wool . U name it they had it. All kinds of spinning wheels & spindles. Yes I bought two kinds of sock yarn. Also I bought some camel wool. It came from Chili. These women go behind the camels & pick up the wool,also they pick the wool off the camels. These women spins the wool on… Continue

Added by yarnaholic on April 20, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

something worthwhile...

http://warmwoolies.org/



I just found out about this organization. They send warm clothing and blankets, made by charity knitters and crocheters to kids who really, REALLY need them.

And if you don't happen to live in Denver, if you send them a baby blanket you made, or something similar, they will send you yarn to make more for their project.

I just found them this weekend, and have a small baby blanket going to them tomorrow.

They have a real need for socks and baby… Continue

Added by Nisha on April 20, 2008 at 3:04pm — 1 Comment

I have new friends!

Hey all! Thanks so much for leaving comments and being my internet friends. I promise soon I will put up pictures of the (very few) projects I am working on. I may have to call my husband in WA to ask how to do that, but I will. LOL

Yes, my dear hubby is, as we speak, (well, as I speak) on his way BACK to WA after a 2 1/2 day visit back home. I can't wait till June when the kids and I can join him up there. He might be able to visit one more weekend before then. Hopefully,… Continue

Added by mbernard on April 20, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Sara Update

It's Sunday and snowing...again...



Spent about an hour with her this morning and looked over some radiographs and decided she's getting her tube today. She hasn't vomited since early Saturday morning, but I'm really starting to panic about hepatic lipidosis. When a fat cat stops eating, its a dangerous thing. Their liver starts to metabolize the fat in their bodies and their livers basically turn to pate. Not a good thing and it's very hard to bring them back from it.



It… Continue

Added by katwmn1 on April 20, 2008 at 11:26am — 1 Comment

Knitting, Where?

I recently visited the page of Amy Knits, where she posted a discussion question, “Where do you knit?” As I thought about this question, I couldn’t help but think of a place where I once knit but am no longer allowed to - the courthouse.



Back in the early 1990s, I was called for jury duty. At the time, my daughter was only three, so after dropping her off at my parent’s house for a day with Grandma and Grandpa, I headed for the courthouse in a neighboring city with my knitting bag.… Continue

Added by SuzieKnits on April 20, 2008 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

WHERE DO YOU KNIT?

I was looking through the pictures hoping for some inspiration for a new project when I saw a great picture of hkymum64 knitting while camping. It made me laugh and think of all the places that I've taken my knitting. I too have knitted while camping, although it is very hard to get the smoke smell out of your project. I knit all summer while sailing although again to the detriment of my project as the salt spray makes things rather sticky. I would love to hear where you knit and how it affects… Continue

Added by Amy knits on April 19, 2008 at 8:00pm — 6 Comments

A New Project

It's not what I expected, but I decided to cast on for a new project. I'm going to set my Aran sweater aside and make a couple of summer things in time to wear them this year. Then mid-summer I'll try to get back to the Aran which I'm really excited about.



The new project is the Flutter Sleeve Cardigan from Interweave Knits, Spring 2008 issue. I'm using Shine Sport in Hydrangea. It's been a little while since I've used Sport, and I'd forgotten how soft it is - LUSCIOUS! I just cast… Continue

Added by burrisll on April 19, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

new yarn

I just received my box from knitpicks, always a happy time. I ordered the 2-at-a- time sock book and have needle in hand ready to start the adventure. Of course I will be winging it a bit as I do not want to read the whole intro to the technique. I might be headed for disaster but I am flying by the seat of my pants!

Added by shelle on April 19, 2008 at 4:46pm — No Comments

*****Sunrise Sunset, take a potty break

In the month of March I started to watch for the sun to rise early each morning. Our row of kitchen windows face the east and in the month of March the sun rises dead center over the field behind the house. Some mornings I'd lean against the kitchen cabinets, coffee cup in hand and just wait. In a matter of minutes that sunrise would be over but the winter was so long this year that I felt compelled to make sure the sun would warm the morning just as… Continue

Added by Debbi NW Ohio on April 19, 2008 at 5:22am — 2 Comments

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