Archive - Nov 2011

November 11th

RickMartin's picture

Redbird - flying away

I made this shawl for my sister-in-law; HOWEVER, a big technical error means I'll have to remake it.

I used Kieran Foley's pattern Blackbird but changed it's name for the most obvious reason.

November 10th

Darrel's picture

Help me win a piano!

Totally not knitting related, but I would love everyone's help in winning a piano. All you have to do is go to and "like" the video I uploaded. If I get enough votes, I'll win a piano!

Thanks in advance!

scottly's picture

Firefly Foxmore Scarf

I fianally found time to photograph and post this little ditty. It was a fun continuation of my love affair with Elite Classic's Firefly yarn. It's a Rayon/Linen bland and great to work with and really illustrates the magic of blocking. I really like this lace pattern, simple and elegant.

OneNightStans's picture

Looking for a pattern that will go well with multi-color yarn

i have yarn that i got from a friend that's very nice. it's a multi-color yarn that was hand-dyed. i want to make a scarf out of it. i found a pattern that i liked, so when i knitted about 2 inches, the pattern was there, but it was covered up by the busy-ness of the randomized color patterns.

November 9th

Spicemanknit's picture

Regarding a SW (slip and wrap) stitch

I am currently working on a pair of children's socks. The pattern is a Lion Brand's Wool-Ease, #70480A.

According to the instructions for shaping the heel it states, (19 stitches on needle)
(WS) P18 sts, SW next st, turn
I would do this having 1 st less on each row and continue until 10 stitches have been work.

Then I would add stitches back on needle as follow

donmaur's picture

having fun creating

I am making a lot of toys for kids and reliving my youth while I am doing is a dolly and some puppet mitts
and i recently finished a topsy turvy elephant/ puppy combination and am working on a lamb chops puppet,the money made from these goes to oxfam don

November 8th

Bill's picture

Madrona - February 16-19, 2012

Madrona Fiber Arts
Winter Retreat
February 16-19, 2012

anyone planning to go?
...I am.
...would love to see some of our members there...

AKQGuy's picture

A Finish Worthy of a Break


smalltownknitguy's picture

My First Fair Isle

After attending a Sally Melville class 2 weeks ago, I decided to try my hand at a Fair Isle cap pattern I have had for years. I finished it last night. I love it and hope to do another color work project really soon. Enjoy the picture!

November 7th

TheKnittingMill's picture

Juneberry Triange by Jared Flood

I FINALLY finished the edging on my Juneberry and blocked it yesterday afternoon. I used a worsted weight merino/baby alpaca/silk blend and size 5.5 mm needles. It's HUGE! It measures about 68" X 42". I think I blocked it a little too harshly, actually. The only modifications I made were to the edging.