Archive - 2011

November 16th

akkamaddi's picture

And for my brother

A pattern of my own design, with blocks of half-herringbone. The yarn is Kertzer Down to Earth Cotton. It is organic cotton, environmentally friendly dyed. It looks like the dye was sprinkled over the yarn, creating interesting clumps of color. It is done on size 5 Lion Brand plastic needles (my normal choice for nearly anything), and this is as-yet the thinnest needles I've used for a project.

akkamaddi's picture

Thistle Lace in thistle Noro

I am working on a scarf for my sister in law, based on the thistle lace stitch kindly sent to me by scottly. I found the same basic stitch in the Sweet Scarf on Ravelry, so the scarf I'm doing is a slight modification of that (addition of moss stitch border). I have been told that Pam likes purple, and I think this color is perfect for the name.

ILHIKER's picture

I Made It Through Hip Replacement

Hello everyone,
First of all, a great big thank you to all of you who sent me heartwarming encouragement before I let my surgeon dig into me like an unsuspecting uncooked ham leg. The surgery was Nov. 9th and here it is a week later and all is well. While there is still pain at the incision site, the horrendous pre-surgical pain is all but a (bad) memory. Amazing.

November 15th

bkeith's picture

Dumb, dumb, dumb

So I've been working on a pair of socks for myself for months now. Two at a time on circs with yarn I dyed myself. I've been really happy with the way they're coming out. They're my take-everywhere-knit-a-row-when-I-have-a-minute project, and since my feet are size 14, and I'm knitting with size 2 needles, and I rarely have a minute, it's taken quite a while.

mrhugzzz's picture

2012 Calendars ...

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November 14th

Simpawknits's picture

Do you knit in public?

Yes
81% (127 votes)
No
19% (29 votes)
Total votes: 156

Simpawknits's picture

1st Annual Southeast Men's Knitting Retreat

What a great time we had at the first Southeast Retreat! I was a little scared of having it at the Methodist Camp but they were very accommodating and welcoming. And of course the other knitters were fantastic guys. Randy did a great job organizing the event.

November 13th

JerryO's picture

Greetings from ME

It's been a while since I visited this site, but my surfing brought me here tonight so I thought I would say "Hello" from Maine.

beenieg80's picture

And the 2 are now 1

David and I made our commitment legal at the Unitarian church in Dubuque Iowa last night. It was a quiet and very small ceremony with only one of my brothers, his wife and their 2 children. David and I are Christians, the service we had turned out to be more special than we thought it probably would have turned out to be. Our service, we assumed, would have been in a parking lot or outside.

BrentGC's picture

Southeastern Men's Knitting Retreat

Let me be the first attendee to post about the retreat!!!

One word....WOW!!!!

There are SO many things to talk about that you would still be reading my post when the retreat rolls around NEXT year.