We're back from our trip, which included a Rhine River Cruise.
The Viking Sun was our ship. Crew and staff were outstanding, and we had a great time.…
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 27, 2015 at 8:30am —
A time to be born and a time to...dye. At my place, summer is a good time to dye using the method I like best. The sun-tea method with Kool-Aid and food coloring.
Added by Peggy Stuart on July 13, 2015 at 8:30am —
I've been trying to finish projects I'll need for the trip we're taking next week, like the Navy iPad Tote Bag. …
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 29, 2015 at 8:30am —
The Echo Flowers Shawl is finished and in use:
Here's a closeup of the edge detail:
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 22, 2015 at 8:30am —
This week I had my First Ladies Class at Davidene's. We made the Eleanor Roosevelt Block:
The book is Eleanor Burns' Tales of First Ladies. I love the fabrics Davidene picked for this project, and the designs in the book as well, but I'm not crazy about the piecing methods.… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 15, 2015 at 8:30am —
I couldn't keep from casting on the "Echo Flower Shawl." Continue
I thought it might actually be useful this summer. I'm using Bare 100% Merino Lace Weight yarn from Knit Picks, and putting beads in where the…
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 8, 2015 at 8:30am —
I am new to Hairpin Lace. I inherited a hairpin lace tool, bought a book on how to use it and found holding the tool to be somewhat cumbersome. Also, when I released the lace when the 11 inch tool was full, I found that the lace got in my way and it kept twisting around and around and losing its shape. Just as I was about to give up on the whole idea of doing hairpin lace, I though there had to be a better way.
Since I am married to a retired engineer and I can be… Continue
Added by Teri Alflen on July 30, 2011 at 1:58pm —
And a couple of wonderful sights, as well.
This is the mountain we see to the northwest out our livingroom window every day. Several views of it are in Cowgirl's album, but I thought this one was 'a little different' enough to share it with you.
This next photo was taken out… Continue
Added by Nutty4Knitting on February 18, 2011 at 9:00pm —
As Peggy Stuart mentioned in her blog today, many of us have signed up for the Tour de Fleece (TdF) over on Ravelry, and are making steady progress toward our spinning goals. The rules are pretty simple, join the group and spin from July 3 - July 25, with two days of rest.
Most of us started on July 3... I planned to start early, but things around here got in the way, and it was nearly noon before I actually began my journey for the day. I obviously bit off way more than I… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 9, 2010 at 11:45am —
Hello there. I just started the Maelstrom shawl, I found it online, but it is also on Ravelry. I'm using shadow kettle dyed in wine on size 1(2.25 mm). Its really cool, the colors from the kettle dyed make a swirl around the swirl made by the pattern, I'll post pictures later. Anyway, I live in central Minnesota and I have NO knitting friends! I need some people to keep me a social knitter. If I'm not with anyone I sit on the floor for hours listening to music and knitting. Its not a bad thing,… Continue
Added by Alex on June 30, 2010 at 10:54pm —
A couple of weeks ago, I decided to enter the sock blank dyeing contest, so I threw a sock blank into my latest KP order.
I decided to use grape and lemon-lime Koolaid and Kroger brand Neon Food Coloring in blue. I didn't want to risk the microwave, because the one we have is pretty high-powered and everything takes less time. I didn't want to fry that yummy yarn! I… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2010 at 8:17am —
I've been busy this week working on Daphne's gown. I have the front finished:…
Added by Peggy Stuart on June 10, 2010 at 9:14am —
Hi! I'm...arf...Baxter, canine brother of Daphne Dawn. You know her.
She's the new young one at my house. The parents and that old lady who cleans and cooks and sometimes feeds me are always using that funny thing that makes bright light right in her face, and mine, too. They say they're "taking photos," but they don't seem to be taking anything, just blinding me!… Continue
Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am —
Howdy Knitters ( and you crocheters too if you're out there)
This is my first post around as i am as you see extremely new to the forum. This is an introduction post, but i feel my title is honestly appropriate. It seems like my knitting days have been nothing but ambitious and mainly failures to be honest. I was a self taught knitter who began knitting two years ago (i guess it's been that long). I tried to knit scarfs and could not stand the back and forth. I never finished a scarf… Continue
Added by Samantha L. on March 31, 2010 at 5:52pm —
I haven't written much lately as you can see from my blog posts. The last one is, I believe, half a year ago. But then there wasn't much to tell. Life is flowing its usual steady flow, the hard and rocky start of 2010 has softened up a little and everything runs a little smoother now.
And, after all that I've started, I still can't get my shawl fever down. So it's again shawls, shawls, shawls.
First of all, I finally finised… Continue
Added by Mrs. K on March 20, 2010 at 8:44am —
I only got one shot of it blocking. The color is off because the light in the room is terrible and it is on a sage green sheet. I enjoyed finding all of the knitting typos when I had it all stretched out with the blocking wires
, which I LOVE to death. Talk about time saving.…
Added by Sewcrazy aka Sharon Kill on March 6, 2010 at 9:35am —
Hello all you knitters out there! It's been a few days since I did a blog, but it was only because I have been busy... very busy. I want to tell you about my Karin Tote. We left her in this state:
All of the actual knitting was completed, but none of the lining had been started. I have been mentally calculating for days how I would form the lining and interfacing prior to placing it into the bag. I measured my finished bag carefully,… Continue
Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 17, 2010 at 12:58pm —
Hooray! My new hat pattern just became available through the Knit Picks website! Here's the link
I'm so excited to be part of the Knit Picks Independent Designer Partnership program and love… Continue
Added by missknitta on December 31, 2009 at 12:48pm —
Two presents complete and a bunch to go. But for now, here is the scarf and hat set ready to wrap. This is the first hat I've ever knitted. I've crocheted them, but never knitted them. The decreases on the circular needles was a nightmare. Must be a better way to do that. I ended up holding the cable between my knees because it would wrap up around the needles. Phew...
[These are the first circular needles I bought in town last spring --pre-KnitPicks. I am ordering new ones from… Continue
Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on December 17, 2009 at 6:00am —
I'm almost finished with ONE gift--a pretty Lacey Scarf and wanted a hat to go with it. I went through my books and patterns online and didn't find it. Then I saw a picture of the Boyfriend Hat and then one of a Slouchy Hat and went looking for a pattern.
Because this is to go with the Lacey Scarf, I choose a pattern by Wendy Bernard, Le' Slouch. It is worked in a seed stitch and so far is very pretty and should complement the scarf. I also realized the slouch is made by knitting the… Continue
Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on December 11, 2009 at 4:30am —