Archive - Aug 2012

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August 30th

JesterTwin's picture

Maryland State Fair ribbons

The bedspread won First Prize: a Blue Ribbon, along with a Special Award: a big Yellow Ribbon, at the State Fair. There are four Special Awards given each year for what the judges consider to be the best entries. Mine won for Best Crochet. Both ribbons are given with a cash prize.

The Fern and Thistle Shawl won an Honorable Mention ribbon.

colamanknits's picture

Twitter

Who's on Twitter? Let me know. My Twitter name is: @colagay

August 28th

Crafty Andy's picture

Kilt Hose Kilravock

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michaelpthompson's picture

OK, how many of you have ever done this?

I was doing a gauge swatch last night and the instructions specified stockinette stitch. I had already purled half a row where it should have been knit, so there was this weird rib where it should not have been. Watching TV then, I purled an entire row that should have been knit. I guess I just get into things and forget where I am.

JRob's picture

Scrambled Stripes Scarf

Good Morning All,

August 19th

CLABBERS's picture

Sweater Progress

I am making progress on the sweater for my wife. She requested a very plain pattern and a calming gray. She's doing very well with her double-knee replacement surgery that was this past June, so calm works well for her just now. She has lost a lot of weight since the surgery because now she is able to get up and move around; walking around the block now without a cane!

scottly's picture

Door County, WI

Just got back from The Door and other then having a super great time I found two great yarn stores. The first is Spin in Sturgeon Bay - fabulous and huge inventory. I had a lovely conversation with yarn lady while she spun a 1200 yd hank of gorgeous hand painted rayon that I purchased - it took awhile. I think we bonded.

August 17th

JesterTwin's picture

Fern and Thistle shawl

I just finished the Fern and Thistle shawl last weekend. I was scared to run out of yarn when I bought the wool, and now I have a whole unused skein to add to my yarn stash. (like I really need any more in this house, LOL)
It was fairly easy to knit. Now it's on to something new to start on my needles.

docs1's picture

Handspun yarn - what kind? Sock yarn - what do you like?

I am an invader. My apologies, and I will try not to be a nuisance. First of all, I am neither male nor am I a great knitter. I do knit but am still early days, and I have no experience with socks. However, I am a spinner. I came to your forum because I was doing a search about characteristics of sock yarn, wanting to know what people thought was desirable in fiber content, etc.

August 15th

krooks's picture

Bears

A lot of my friends having babies. So I've been making bears.