Archive - 2012 - Blog entry

October 9th

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.

KnitteryNinja's picture

Making Waves hat and scarf

The new Love of Knitting Holiday issue has my Making Waves hat and scarf set in it. Check out the image and description from their website, http://www.loveofknitting.com/articles/Making_Waves_Hat_and_Scarf or see attached file.

October 7th

JRob's picture

AAArgh Too!! - Updated

Yesterday was cold and damp in St. Louis. Wife out of town visiting the new grandson this past week so I spent the day at the yarn shop knitting in the company of friends. I got a lot done on Bennett's ribbed baby jacket. Came home had supper and complete the jacket at 9:00 pm and went to put it together and had trouble. Found a mistake and had to rip out three hours of work.

October 6th

knittingboom's picture

Vogue Knitting Books

A good friend left me her Vogue Knitting books. The oldest dates back to 1947. Just look at this

knittingboom's picture

Vogue Knitting LIVE

There is the Vogue Knitting LIVE show in NYC from 17 - 20 January 2013 are any men attending??

therapeutic knitting

ive been having sleep issues so i talked to medical at work and they suggested i take up a calming hobby to help mellow me out. (i guess ive been wound a little to tight since my deployment) but any who yea calming hobby it was suggested that i try knitting which made me laugh because i had already been looking in to taking up knitting as a hobby.

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

AAArgh!!

Had a most frustrating evening last night. I finally made it to the toe of the sock I've been struggling to finish, trying it on to check the fit.

Then, taking it off, the cast on edge snapped.

Not figuring out any way to repair it, I frogged almost 2 1/2 months of intermittent knitting; washed the resulting skein, and plan to rewind it so as to start all over again.

October 5th

LeftSteve's picture

Knitting with hey head cold

I've been working on a project all day today. What helps sick with an awful head cold. I think I did 5 rows at frog a row

JRob's picture

Verde Collection by Classic Elite Yarns

Always on the lookout for interesting fibers I stopped in a yarn store near work on the way home and was looking for something different. Here is my find - Classic Elite Yarns Verde Collection Woodland 65% wool and 35% nettle.

October 3rd

PaulKnittingNow's picture

Need help with pattern...

I am knitting Spiraling Square Socks by Jenny Blackburn (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/spiralling-square-socks) and am a bit stumped on the heel set up. The directions say:

"Heel Setup:
K7, turn your work so that the wrong side is facing, P34
(Note: Knitting 7 before turning and purling 34 lines it up for the top of foot pattern later.)
Heel:
Spiralling Square Socks