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Hands Free Hairpin Lace Tool

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…


Added by Teri Alflen on July 30, 2011 at 1:58pm — 1 Comment

Busy Bees at our house!

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…


Added by Nutty4Knitting on February 18, 2011 at 9:00pm — 47 Comments

Spinning Fools On the Tour de Fleece

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…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on July 9, 2010 at 11:45am — 123 Comments

Lace shawl and knitting groups

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 — 3 Comments

Dyeing for Socks...

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…


Added by Peggy Stuart on June 23, 2010 at 8:17am — 51 Comments

Back to Real Life!

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 — 33 Comments

Baxter's Blog

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!…


Added by Peggy Stuart on May 26, 2010 at 8:00am — 36 Comments

For the ambitious failures out there.

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 — 7 Comments

Shawls, shawls, shawls....

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 — 17 Comments

Finally uploaded finished Ravelypics photo

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 — 10 Comments

Karin Tote Success Story - Don't Be Afraid of Cables and Other Knitting Tales

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,…


Added by Susan the Blue Lake Knitter on February 17, 2010 at 12:58pm — 21 Comments

Hanae Hat available on the KP site!

Hooray! My new hat pattern just became available through the Knit Picks website! Here's the link!

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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 — 5 Comments

Voila'! Lacey Scarf and Le Slouch!

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 — 5 Comments

Boyfriend hat or Slouch hat

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 — No Comments

Barbara's Blog - More Finished Items

The past 3 days have been mostly taken up knitting a birthday present for my friend. I can't say what it is at the moment as she reads this blog occasionally and it might spoil the surprise. Will post later.

Well my wonderful KnitPicks circular Acrylic needle starter pack arrived and I was just so pleased with everything in it. I'm now going to order a few pairs of thin wooden tips to go with it. No more snagging stitches or forever twisting tubing. I'm converted.They are certainly the… Continue

Added by Barbara Longley on October 13, 2009 at 7:18am — 1 Comment

Started a Pyrifera Scarf

I needed a small project to carry along on my vacation, so I started a Pyrifera Scarf with the Oregon Coast Heather Shadow yarn from my Riverstone Chinook Shawl Kit. I had some trouble ending up with the right number of stitches at the end of each row the first time through the 10 rows of the pattern, but once I got going and could see the pattern repeating I had fewer problems. Since it rained for 4 of the days my sister and I were at the beach, we spent a couple of evenings watching tv and… Continue

Added by mae on September 17, 2009 at 5:51pm — 2 Comments

Wedding knits

Last night i didn't get as much knitting done as i'd hoped, we were too distracted discussing the wedding plans. We spent yesterdaylooking around at potential venues and found one that offers the chapel and reception with beautiful gardens all at the one place. So we are booking in for 3 July. This has provided me with new knitting project ideas. As it will be a winter wedding, and i will be wearing a sleeveless or strapless dress, I have already looked for patterns for a shrug and a lace… Continue

Added by Danielle Barratt on September 10, 2009 at 5:28pm — 3 Comments

Lace Yarn Sale

It's almost the end of the summer, and we need to clear out a little room in our warehouse for the heavier winter yarns, so we're having a one-week-only lace yarn sale! Lots and lots of colors are on sale in all of our lace yarn lines - Shimmer, Alpaca Cloud, Shadow, Shadow Kettle Dyed and Gloss Lace.

Do you knit lace in the fall and… Continue

Added by Tina on September 3, 2009 at 8:00am — 12 Comments

Wild Cranberries sparkle in First Shawl plus Ami Buddy In The Pink champions breast cancer awareness

My Cranberry Festival First Shawl designed by Kay Meadors is off the needles

And the pattern surely does work, though I had my doubts at times, even to the delicate scalloped edge. The beads line up and most of the mistakes are not apparent at first look.

It is beautiful. Deep, rich reds in kettle dyed merino wool from sheep in Uruguay. Doesn't that sound exotic? I am surprised how light it is. And warm. Here in Wisconsin temperatures dropped this weekend so… Continue

Added by Bobbie Kolehouse on August 31, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments


I was so excited to be almost finished with my Essential Tank when I realized the partial lace pattern repeat on each armhole side, I'd been making the two increases, but only one corresponding decrease, so my armhole edge slowly curved back out - aargh! I was hoping it wouldn't be too bad so I went ahead and blocked the tank… Continue

Added by Tina on August 6, 2009 at 7:27am — 14 Comments

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