It has been a busy week! Soren's Baby Surprise Jacket (BSJ) is finished. Here's the front.
I'm using the instructions in Elizabeth Zimmermann's…
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 21, 2013 at 8:30am —
We were supposed to have Vintage Stitchers at my house last Thursday, but DH is still down with a bad cold, one we would rather not share with our friends. Barbara stepped in (she was my backup in case of snow) and hosted us at her house. Ellen is back in town and brought her Hibiscus quilt top to give to Julie for quilting.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 14, 2013 at 8:30am —
I was too sick to enjoy my birthday, but I'm enjoying it now. This was my big present from DH, for a big birthday (hint: it has a "0" in it).
This loom was made about 40 years ago for my friend Joanie by Tools of the Trade, Fair Haven, VT. The craftsman who made it was Arthur Weitzenfeld. It's a 45", which means it can make a piece that's 45" wide.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on January 7, 2013 at 8:30am —
Today is Daphne's birthday! It's hard to believe it has already been two years!
Here's one of her new toys. It's a castle slide, just right for a little princess with an imagination and lots of energy. Baxter, the dog, enjoys watching her play on it, especially because it means she plays outdoors longer. Her little brother is… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 14, 2012 at 8:30am —
If you are like me, you are always looking for something new to knit. I search Ravelry on a regular basis looking for new and interesting patterns. I keep my eye on Knit Picks, too. They also have a wide range of new designer patterns, and have a fantastic… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 22, 2011 at 10:01am —
I don't know if I mentioned this or not, but a while ago I was getting quite overwhelmed with all my WIPs. My Mom noticed this and made the suggestion that I start limiting the new projects I add and start finishing up all the ones I already have going. I thought that was a brilliant plan (although a bit not so fun to stick to when you want to start somethig new right away....especially with all the cute new patterns out there) but I've been doing my best to… Continue
Added by Raili on February 15, 2011 at 12:01pm —
I spent the last month knitting up 7 pairs of socks for the latest great grandson. He was born in late April, but his Grandma (my daughter-in-law) is having a shower this Saturday. Here is a photo of how I will present the "bunch-o-sox".
I adjusted the baby socks pattern in the Magic Loop instruction booklet to be able to use a fingering weight yarn. Knit Picks had just come out with the new Comfy colors, and I had to have some. I think… Continue
Added by Christine Sloat on June 10, 2010 at 1:22pm —
Not only am I going to give Ysolda's Liesl another try, but I made it my Knitting Olympics project. The opening ceremony was lovely but it ran way late for me (I am so not a night person). I did cast-on as the torch was lit but I only knit one row after that. I got a little more done yesterday but it has been a slow start.…
Added by Lisa C. on February 14, 2010 at 8:54am —
The last week has been very busy, what with welcoming my new grandson, Sam, into the world, and I had two days were I accomplished very little knitting. Finally on Thursday and Friday I got to knit a lot. My DH asked if I had gone through fiber withdrawal... I think that is exactly what happened to me.
I finished all the knitting on the Karin Tote, blocked it on Friday, and mattress stitched it together on Saturday. Then I whip stitched the strap, and inserted the… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 7, 2010 at 6:45pm —
Well, it is official, I have now been knitting for 4 years. It really doesn't seem like that long, but in this time I have learned a lot, and hope to learn more this year.
For 2009 I was able to complete 45 knitted projects, using 13,859 yards of yarn. And yes, I kept track.
My first completed project for 2010 is the Big Comfy Baby Blanket for my new grandson Sam, that I finished a few days ago - Saturday to be exact.…
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 13, 2010 at 4:57pm —
I'm coming along very nicely on the Big Comfy Bulky Baby Blanket, which is just a very nice big square... so far it is 32" across and I still have at least one more skein of yarn... though there are more skeins than that available if needed. I will probably get to the end of this skein of yarn tomorrow.
Now for my dilema... I had planned to do at least three rows of garter stitch around the final edge, but that just seems so very… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on January 7, 2010 at 2:22pm —
As you will recall from my last blog, I finished all
my Christmas knitting two days early. So I had a day to make some deliveries, and Christmas Eve to cook... of course, I did a little knitting, too.
Then on Christmas day, in addition to visiting with friends and family and opening up presents, I cast on for Lola Curly Pig
, found on Ravelry.
I am knitting this little stuffed pig… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on December 28, 2009 at 5:09pm —
When I was home on maternity leave I got the idea for some socks for Alice that she could wear with her Easter dress. I had some delicate cotton lace in my sewing notions box, and I decided to make up a sock pattern to use it. When I was done, I wrote up the very simple pattern to be able to offer… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 14, 2009 at 1:29pm —
Well, I got my Mother's Day knitting done in time for my family (daughter, grandchildren, son-in-law) to get their presents yesteday. They have promised pics, but haven't gotten them yet.
I started a new Knitted Bolero pattern (I'm using Comfy in crocus) to make this Kelley Maher design:
Any way, I like to think I'm a pretty good knitter, and the lace pattern is so, so simple...
but, everytime I turn… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on May 8, 2009 at 5:47pm —
I'm back at work from maternity leave and feeling good. I actually missed work--I guess that's a good sign that I love my job, eh? For those of you who didn't read the news elsewhere and are wondering, my baby girl was born on February 11 (two weeks late!), and we named her Alice Irene. I have more to blog about in the coming weeks, including a free baby sock pattern, but for now I'm going to leave you with a photo of Alice at 9 weeks old wearing the chocolate cupcake hat that… Continue
Added by Melissa on May 7, 2009 at 10:42am —
I completed the Textured Shawl Recipe in the wee hours of this morning. For some reason I could not sleep, so I knit on this shawl. I finally finished it. I have also included a closeup of the textured portion of the shawl.
Pattern: Textured Shawl Recipe (on Ravelry)
yarn: Comfy Bulky in Cutlass
Needles: Size 10.5 (US)…
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 18, 2009 at 3:07pm —
I'm still working on my Cookie A, Lindsay sock (#1 of 2), and only need to knit about another inch or so of the pattern before knitting the garter stitch short roe toe... this is really a fun sock... and not nearly as difficult as I thought it would be. The k4tog's and ssskp's only occur every eight rows, and on the foot (top only) you only have to do two pattern repeats per row... easy peasy. Should complete sock sometime this weekend.
Textured Shawl Recipe - this is a GREAT… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 15, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Yes, I have been knitting. I was waiting for my yarn to make my Cookie Sock Innovation Lindsay sock, and just didn't want to work on anything else. So... Knit4Many told me about a pattern she used and I liked it and had enough yarn on hand so I started here. I am knitting this Textured Shawl Recipe pattern in the new Comfy Bulky, in Cutlass.
Monday evening my yarn for the socks showed up, so I tried a test swatch -… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 9, 2009 at 5:32pm —
Wednesday my daughter called to chat a while... in the course of the conversation she told me that all of the children were discussing what grandma was going to knit for them next. The youngest told her that she couldn't wait to have a bunch of knitted stuff, and she would wear it all at the same time, even if the colors didn't match.
I finished the toe up socks for the daughter in law yesterday... washing and blocking... today we have to be in their town anyway, so I plan on… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on April 3, 2009 at 2:57am —
Well I know you all think we have fun everyday because we get to work with yarn and knit, but this was our "real" fun for the holidays. The Knit Picks gals joined up with the marketing and the IT group to have a little release. So we had a potluck, cookie decorating contest and white elephant gift exchange and thankfully the snow didn't fall yesterday so we could all be there to enjoy it. Here are some of the highlights...
Here is the cookie table before we all got started.… Continue
Added by Christy on December 17, 2008 at 2:15pm —