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How Long is this Tunnel?

Wasn't it nearly a week ago I thought I was seeing light at the end of this AFO tunnel? Well, I think I can still see the light, but I'm not out of the tunnel yet. The Silk Garden Shell is now going to be a Silk Garden tee. I finished the front and back, but decided to use the extra yarn to knit up short sleeves. Then I decided I didn't like the funnel neck, so I ripped the Front back about four inches and added some neck shaping - eventually to become the base for a mock turtleneck. The good… Continue

Added by StringMeUp on April 2, 2008 at 6:49pm — No Comments

A Really Good Day

I'm a knitter again! And my daughter's surgery when exceptionally well, so I'm a very happy camper tonight. I went to the hospital with her at 5:30 this morning. I knitted and read and listened to podcasts while she had her surgery. Then we came back to my house by 11:30. We had lunch and a half of a pain pill. By 2:00 she went back to her house with her roommate. It's amazing to me how they handle surgeries these days.

Anyway I've added about a dozen rounds to my February Baby Shawl… Continue

Added by burrisll on April 2, 2008 at 6:13pm — No Comments

Is it really Spring?

The weather has been weird lately. Hail, snow, thunder and lightening. If it wasn't for the trees in bloom, one might think that winter was still around.

Still need to charge up the camera to photogragh my knitting. I just finished a couple of things. I am working on a couple of pairs of socks also, getting them finished before I start my "homework". I will be making a couple of shawls for the shop. Ok, one stole and one shawl. The shawl, I believe I already spoke about. The stole… Continue

Added by Domestic Arts on April 2, 2008 at 7:54am — 1 Comment

Why, oh why, do I knit?

We're going to be updating our poll on the front page of the knitting community once a month. I've been nominated to be poll master, so if you have any ideas for polls you'd like to see, send 'em my way.

The new poll, "Why do you knit", presented a particular challege for me because there are sooooooooo many reasons that people knit that it was tough narrowing it down to just 5 (and 5 is the max the magical poll making machine can handle). Everyone I quizzed here in the office had a… Continue

Added by Angela on April 1, 2008 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

New Poll - Why do you knit?

Angela just created a new poll on your reasons for knitting. Cast your vote at the bottom of the page!

Added by Knit Picks Admin on April 1, 2008 at 3:51pm — 24 Comments

self taught, and plugging away

I've always wanted to learn this craft, and have thus far been very much enjoying myself. I'm awaiting my new lace yarn, to try the Pi Shawl. Having never ventured into lace knitting before, I'm just a wee bit nervous, but am always ready to try anything! I chose the Shimmer in Turquoise Splendor. I'll later post pictures of my progress.

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

Squee for softness!

I took my gift card to my LYS today, and got some Alpaca Silk in the ruby colorway. I am going to make my first lace shawl! After much searching and changing of mind, I settled on the Luna Moth Shawl. I can't wait to get started! I still have a few rows to finish up the newest baby blanket, and socks to… Continue

Added by 8kids4me on April 1, 2008 at 11:01am — No Comments

2 Other Books

More books from the library. Anticraft Knitting Beading and Stitching For the Slightly Sinister by Renee Rigdon and Zabet Stewart, and New Ideas for Today's Knitting by Jean Leinhauser and Rita Weiss.

Firstly, I have crossed off the Anticraft book. After a quick scan, I found only a few knitting projects, those of which I would *never* in a *million* years even *think* about making. Don't waste your time on this book. There is not enough usable content for… Continue

Added by MrDarcyisGreat on April 1, 2008 at 10:38am — 1 Comment

On my needles

Right now I'm working on a sweater for a little friend of mine who will be 3 in May and a baby sweater to donate. The Ladies of Charity at my church take donations of layette items every Christmas and distribute them to local hospitals for new moms who won't go home with much for their babies. My project this year is to make as many baby sweaters, and possibly bonnets and booties, as I can finish by then to donate to the cause. I finished two sweater/bootie sets last month as gifts - two of… Continue

Added by knitgi on April 1, 2008 at 9:32am — No Comments


I worked on Stocking#2 last night while watching New Amsterdam. It is looking better than the first one, trying very hard not to get my floats too tight when I switch sides.

We didn't accomplish much last night as it was raining and couldn't bring the wall board up from the truck, but we did hammer out some cabinet details. Bless my hubby, he is spending a lot of time doing the research for the cabinets. I'm not too picky, I just want more space,… Continue

Added by PurlGirl on April 1, 2008 at 7:42am — No Comments

Good News

I went to the hand specialist today and he says I'm healed. I still need to be careful and not overdo it things with my hand, but I have permission to knit and sew and swim! I can't wait to get back to my Aran sweater and to the February baby shawl that are both on my needles.

On Wednesday my daughter is having surgery, so I plan to take my knitting with me to work on at the hospital in spurts. It's outpatient gall bladder surgery, so I expect there will be quite a bit of waiting for… Continue

Added by burrisll on March 31, 2008 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Am I Insane? (wait don't answer)

The bad thing about sweater knitting is that you tend to get carried away. Espesially with a mind like mine. I wouldn't say that I have a dramatic mind, but I have a mind that wanders toward drama. If you were to ask me what my favorite movie is, it's LOTR (hey, my icon is Nenya, Galadriels ring!). Favorite scene in the trilogy... toss up between Theodins exorsism recovery scene (beutiful graphics!) or Haldirs death scene (I realise that Legolas was the only elf at Helms Deep, but that is a… Continue

Added by metalheadknitter on March 31, 2008 at 7:00pm — No Comments

New System

I have way too many UFOs. No, not nearly as many as I know many of you have, but too many for me. They are starting to stress me out and take up way too much room in my teeny-tiny living room. I've decided on a new system. I am only going to have 3 (or 4 depending on how you count them) projects going at once: two socks, one lace project, and one other project. My goal is to whittle down my UFOs to this level by the end of April. Right now I have three socks (one will be done tonight, but I… Continue

Added by DolyDimple on March 31, 2008 at 11:53am — No Comments

I'm taking a mini-vacation.

I'm gonna go stay with Mommy Lora while Kelley and Bob are in Europe. Europe is so overrated. I'd much rather play with Lora's new puppy, Pluto, and nap in my punk rock leopard print bed.

See you in a couple of weeks! I'll miss you!!… Continue

Added by Xena on March 31, 2008 at 11:00am — 3 Comments


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

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