Halloween is nearly upon us! Was it worth waiting for?
I'll let you know next week. Something that I've been waiting for...although I still have some meat on my bones...was definitely worth it. Remember when I got the loom for my birthday, and we had to wait "for the snow to melt" to move it around…Continue
The scarf I wove for my friend Rebecca is finished.
I hope to be able to give it to her this week. Rebecca let all the Vintage Stitchers go through the bins of fat quarters she wanted to unload, and we each came away with a pile of very nice quilting fabric. Later, she gave me a big…Continue
Have you ever noticed there aren't many knitters (let alone male knitters) knit in public anymore?
Commuting almost every day for 2 hours on the Long Island Railroad really turns my knitting-as-a-hobby to a little knitting factory.
Many of the knitters on Ravelry asked if i have a blog so they can know what i have been knitting and updates on my original…
This weekend I began working on mittens again because it's that fall time of year when your hands start looking for warmer places to hide in.
But mittens are hard to hold your phone in, your steering wheel, cups or coffee or hot chocolate. So I began experimenting with fingerless version and wow, it was easy peasy and each one only took 30 minutes to make!
There is the crocheted version which is really quick, works up in the round.
Here are pictures of crocheted and knit…Continue
Big news! We finally have a local quilt shop with the opening of Davidene’s Quilt Shop just a few minutes from my home!
One of the great things about this quilt shop is the fact that they sell Connecting…Continue
In Common Threads this week, we had a special meeting to view the video, "Learn to Love Needleturn" by Mary Sorensen.
We gathered at our usual start time at Janet's to have a bite to eat before the meeting. We had eight people, in spite of our first real snowstorm, with…Continue
Snow arrived in Park City last week. That's Sunny, checking out the snow on the front deck.
We usually get a light snowfall in September. This year it was unusual, though. We had five days of light to medium snowfall with some accumulation on rooftops and shady areas. It's gone now, but the temperatures have stayed…Continue
I need help. I am attempting to make the Every Way Wrap.I have done up to and completed the first row of the cable panel and the remainder of that row. My problem is the next row. It says "keep 1 stitch inside garter edging at end of RS rows and beginning of WS rows in rev St".I'm not sure what exactly I'm suppose to do. Can anyone help me before I give up?
Common Threads met at Georgette’s on Thursday. Georgette is working on her second Mother Bear Project bear:
Lynda finished her sheep baby sweater:…Continue
Vintage Stitchers met on Thursday at Barbara's. She was trying to get some advice about her new batik quilt.
The pattern is a "block of the month" (BOM) from Kreative Threads. The pattern name is “Bits and…Continue
Lace One-Skein Wonders 101 Projects Celebrating the Possibilities of Lace by Judith Durant
This follows the series of one skein wonders, in different formats: knit, crochet and now lace.
Love the sections, broken up into: head to toe( has things for heads, hands and feet), knits…
Added by jbarr on September 10, 2013 at 11:50am — No Comments
Blue Lake Knitting – Product Reviews
Since I became a Knit Picks customer and fan of the KP Knitting Community in 2008, I have really enjoyed the wonderful products, services and tools provided by KP.
Part 1: Pendleton Needle Cast.
When I purchased my first Knit Picks Options interchangeable needles, I was amazed at how easy and comfortable they were to use. No other knitting needle I’ve tried since has…Continue
Joanie has finished another bear for the Mother Bear Project:
You can just see the petticoat with a picot edge peeking out from under the skirt. (Joanie is a fantastic designer.) These bears go to children who have HIV/AIDS, mostly in African…Continue
Little Gifts to Knit 30 Quick and Colorful Patterns by Jean Moss
This colorful illustrated book about quick gifts you can make has so many adorable ideas.
The first section is baby and not only does it have the tiny caps but also an illusion afghan. The directions are charted and row by…
Added by jbarr on September 3, 2013 at 5:36am — No Comments
Have I been busy? Isn't it Labor Day? The placemats are coming along:
On Wednesday, Karan and I went to Joanie's to help her with her paper-pieced pine-tree blocks.
Handknit Holidays Knitting Year-Round for Christmas, Hanukkah, and Winter Solstice by Melanie Falick
30 different artists have contributed to this book. The book sounds like one I am hoping will lead me to this upcoming season of cold weather. Starts…
Added by jbarr on August 24, 2013 at 8:14pm — No Comments
Knit Christmas Stockings, 2nd Edition
19 Patterns for Stockings and Ornaments by Gwen W. Steege
Love the different samples shown before the books chapters. Gives you an idea of what the book has to offer.
Ornaments are the cutest ever and I love the other patterns,…
Added by jbarr on August 21, 2013 at 2:22pm — No Comments