Archive - Oct 2012

October 14th

Gregory Patrick's picture

Something hidden....

There's something in this photo I'm anxious for people to see. Its not as obvious as you might think.
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October 13th

Bill's picture

Scholarship Bears

Here are pics of some of the Scholarship Bears I've been sending to the Men's Knitting retreats. The pattern is an original one of mine, the bears are about twelve inches tall, seated.

Gregory Patrick's picture

The Scruffy Old Bear Returns

I get some awesome emails from people all over the world with something of the same theme: they’re now grown adults, with children of their own, still holding on to a teddy bear given to them when they were tots. Some are hidden in closets, some are proudly on display, and some have been heir loomed off to a younger generation who we all hope will cling to the little bear with love.

October 12th

ronhuber's picture

English Crystal Shawl

I started this quite a bit ago but just finished it this week. The pattern is English Crystal by Marianne Kinzel. I used Jamieson and Smith Lace Weight Shetland wool and 5mm needles. I did an 8 stitch sideways border (k 2, yo k2tog, k to end on each row) and scalloped it during the blocking process. It measures 68 inches square and it took 175 gms. A gift for my niece.

October 11th

Wonartist66's picture

Done!!! "Hedgehogs" the Pin Cushion

I just finsh knitting a Hedgehogs. It is so damn CUTE!
What's you guys think? It came out is really tiny and hard to take a pic with this little guy.

Pattern : "Little oddment hedgehog" by Little Cotton Rabbits
(http://www.etsy.com/listing/62653073/knitting-pattern-for-a-little-oddment)
Needle : US 3 and 2 DPN
Yarn : Rowanspun 4ply Stone #702 and Sludge #71

JRob's picture

Bennett's next sweater - Johnny Boy

Good Evening All,

I've started the next sweater for my new grandson, Bennett who just turned 3 weeks old. ( I am doing 4 for this winter and glad they knit up fast) The free pattern is called Johnny Boy a web exclusive by Berroco using their sox yarn. I've substituted a German yarn Schafpate Baden - Wurttemberg "Opal" a pull over and sock yarn. It is 75% virgin wool yarn & a 25% polyamid.

docs1's picture

handspun handknitted socks and hat

Somehow, dummy me is having trouble posting this.

Loom Dude's picture

Off Topic: My New Blog

Hi all,
join me for the launch of my new blog, Greg's 20 Wishes! It's all about my curoius and interesting adventures as I make my quirky wishes come true! First up: see my costume for the sing-along Sound of Music!! http://gregs20wishes.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-hills-are-alive.html

October 9th

AKQGuy's picture

About Time...

Bob and I hit the road this last week for a mad dash through Colorado and New Mexico to hit some of national parks and see the Taos New Mexico Wool and Fiber Festival. Enough of that though, here I will just discuss the knitting I did on the road. Sorry, I can't imagine you all want to see my slide show of Carlsbad Caverns and what not... But if you do, you can see all that useless crap at

Tallguy's picture

Completed afghan

Sometime early this year, I found a bag with three large balls of yarn at a second hand shop. This was most unusual -- normally, there are only odd balls left over from a project. But this was an entire kit, complete with instructions, and about 6" of it started, with the cable needle still in the stitches. I conjured up all sorts of scenarios of what happened and how this ended up at the store.