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
I lo ve knit and crochet! They are great to fight stress!
Added by Carmen Dittel on August 21, 2013 at 6:56am — No Comments
As always after a trip, there's lots of laundry and cleaning to do. I managed to make some progress on my appliqué project, though.
Yes! It dawned on me a couple of weeks ago that if I wanted to stay in contact with my friends here, I need to use the blog option, not try to keep up with the discussion threads.
I'm not going to whine, really I'm not, but here's the low down on the latest MIA.
1) Replaced 166' of drop pipe and pump in our well. But only after 6-8 weeks of nursing it along until we had the $$ for that unexpected expense. (12 children, 3 of whom are toddlers, and monitoring…Continue
Somehow at the beginning of every summer, I envision a long list of things that I am going to accomplish. I envisioned this summer as one of knitting,blogging, picture updating, reading, writing, and an actual vacation. It turned out to be the summer of kind-of-knitting, workshops, classroom-moving, reading, and a vacation. Clearing out my classroom proved more labor intensive than anticipated. It always is. I did read a sizable amount. I finished the entire Fire and Ice series (Game of…Continue
Important things about Wyoming:
I'm new here and I know nothing about wool except that I am allergic. I have found that I can use superwash merino, but I don't know about anything else. Starting with superwash merino and working down to rashes so bad you can't touch anything, how do wools rate. I started knitting and crocheting when I was 25, now I am 65 and am brave enough to try wool. Any and all help would be unbelievably appreciated.
Added by Joyce A. Wendeln on August 8, 2013 at 11:55am — No Comments