Well, I have begun my adventures in making gloves, and the results are amusing, at least. I've wanted to make gloves for some time, especially fingerless, and I have a pattern I downloaded to get to "sometime" so when a friend asked if I'd make her a pair of gloves, I thought I'd take the plunge.
Hey everybody, now you can get a great calendar, help fight cancer, AND have a chance to win an iPad2! You can't beat that for $20! http://wp.me/pNDS0-wX
Madrona Fiber Arts
February 16-19, 2012
anyone planning to go?
...would love to see some of our members there...
Just a little reminder that there's not a whole lot of time before Christmas! Here's something I think you may like to make a great Christmas present for someone you know - and you can always get one for yourself as well!
I'm doing a gauge swatch with a knitting sheath and some US1 needles. In keeping with some good advice, the swatch is a hat. Like, if you're making a swatch anyway, why not make it something useful?
I just came across this article. It made me smile. I immediately thought to share it with our community here. Maybe somebody else has posted it but if not I figured that some of the family here would enjoy it and maybe contribute.
Been knitting flat out to get this finished for Thanks Giving this weekend as my sister in law will be visiting. Made three pies and a doz butter tarts today so have a jump on dinner for Sunday, we are having a dozen or so family to the farm (Iknow have 7 chickens) so I call it "The Farm" lol.
Just letting you all know that you can pre-order the 2012 It Takes Balls To Knit ... Scarves Calendar here - http://ittakesballstoknit.com/?wpsc-product=2012-scarf-calendar. This is a tabloid (11" x 17") wall calendar with 13 scarves. Yes, the patterns are included. The models are wearing nothing but the scarves! Proceeds from the sales will go towards Prostate and Breast Cancer research.
Thank you, thank you, thank you to Wendy Bernard, for living up to her promise!
The opening section of her new book Custom Knits 2 clearly offering a welcome acknowledgement that ANY garment design can be adapted to a man, woman or child, AND OFFERING guidance how to make the changes marks her as an American Cultural Treasure!
The Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival is this next weekend - September 9 - 11! Three days of fiber, sheep, herding dogs, food, classes, auctions, demonstrations, the state "Make It Yourself with Wool" competition.