Archive - Oct 2009 - Blog entry

Crafty Andy's picture

Homespun and Home dyed

Elemmaciltur's picture


Portland, originally uploaded by elemmaciltur.

Start: 31st January 2009
Finish: 10th October 2009
Needles: 4 mm / 80 cm Addi Lace and 4.5 mm / 60 cm Addi Turbos
Yarn: GGH "Cumba"; 42% new wool, 28% alpaca, 30% acrylic; Colour #001, dye lot #8072271; Used up 7 balls and a bit of the 8th ball in total
Pattern: "Portland" by Lisa Lloyd from the book "A Fine Fleece - Knitting with Handspun Yarns"
Modifications: Lengthened the sleeves and added back-neck shaping to the collar.

ronhuber's picture

Square Shawl

I finished a square shawl with some Bluefaced Leciester 2/8 from The Fleece Artist in Nova Scotia in the colourway "Victoria". I used 4.5 mm needles.

October 30th

Thomasknits's picture

My hiatus explained... Carpal Tunnel

Hey guys. One may wonder and be amazed if one finds himself on the UGA campus to notice: Thomas hasn't been knitting.

In fact, I haven't knit one single stitch for 2 months.

And it sucks.

Buck Strong's picture

Susan Lucci?

If there were a Susan Lucci of Knitting, who would it be?

New York Built's picture

Knitter Geeks, Software Freaks, Code Warriors, HTML Survivors!

So ya wanna be a soft goods software designer? Code this, Suckah!


GrammarCop's picture

Rave: Paradise Fibers

If you're looking for a hard-to-find needle size (I needed 12" size 2 circulars) and can't get them locally, I'd happily recommend Spokane, WA-based Paradise Fibers.

October 29th

mwkbloom's picture

Extra Hour

So, what are you going to do with your extra hour this weekend? I'm planning to do an extra hour of charitable knitting (though sleeping in has its attraction!).

Asplund's picture

Hi guys! Anyone interested in knitting here?

Perhaps you'd like to check out the knitting blog I started a few months ago.

October 28th

GrammarCop's picture

Rant: Paper vs. PDF patterns

I went online to hunt for the Fiber Trends felted clog pattern that seems to be super-popular here, and I discovered that I could pay $5.95 for a paper pattern, or I could download a PDF of the exact same pattern for $7.95. This seemed odd to me, so I e-mailed the company to ask why.