Archive - 2013

July 26th

chicquette's picture

Triple Stitch Prayer Shawl

My daughter asked me to knit a couple of prayer shawls for a mother and daughter who were having some significant health issues. Nothing too complicated, but the shawl will be a mental and spiritual hug for a couple of women who need need support while going through some tough times.

Louis

July 25th

knittingman's picture

Some advice please...

Well, I'm officially the newest instructor at the loopy ewe!!! Ill be teaching two classes- one on sock design and one on beginning lace. Do you fellas have any suggestions for my beginning lace class? What does a new lace knitter need to know?

July 23rd

Crafty Andy's picture

"Enconium" A lace scarf

enconium wip

CLABBERS's picture

Knotty But Nice Hat

I started this hat at home then took it to Colorado to finish. Once there, I realized it was a bit more intricate than I could focus on, so I brought it home and finished here. It's made with acrylic. I am going to make another one with good wool because I think the uniformity of the stitching may be better with animal fiber.
Mark

davidjames181's picture

KALs

Does anyone know of any cool KALs that have just started on ravelry or are about to start?
I just finished the TDF and really enjoyed the community environment and am thinking I would like to try my first KAL.

Can anyone recommend any?

Thanks
David

lap afghans for older parents

I thought I'd try my first knitted Christmas presents - one lap afghan each for my Mom and Dad. Never having done anything this large before, there are questions. As a beginner, I also want to stay inside a comfort or "safety" zone.

July 22nd

knittingman's picture

(Almost) Eternal Bliss

There are moments in a knitters life that are without match. Usually they are relatively fleeting- a finished project, a mother's joy at her new shawl or the admiration of others as they see skilled fingers producing intricate lace. I'd hardly imagined that it was possible to string a series of these moments together to create something akin to Nirvana, but this past weekend proved me wrong.

TinkerJones's picture

Morning Wool

I fell asleep last night while knitting in bed -- trying to finish a 329-stitch row of purls. Woke up at 1:30, but roused myself only enough to flick off the light and go back to sleep. When the alarm went off at 6 my partner mumbled something about some knitting in the bed. The project had spent the night between us!

July 21st

CLABBERS's picture

Colorado Retreat with some photos attached

A BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK AND BRADY FOR ALL THE WORK THAT IT TOOK TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE CHANGED LIVES IN A VERY GOOD WAY!

davidUK's picture

Summer fair...

Dear knitting friends,

You'll be pleased to know that I entered in to the spirit of life in the country by finishing and entering a colour work cardigan for the Sheldwich Lees village fair...and I was a little irked to come second to a first-prize-winning set of eggs with stuck on plastic eyes.

Anyway, I share the photos for you all....