Archive - 2012

August 19th

scottly's picture

Door County, WI

Just got back from The Door and other then having a super great time I found two great yarn stores. The first is Spin in Sturgeon Bay - fabulous and huge inventory. I had a lovely conversation with yarn lady while she spun a 1200 yd hank of gorgeous hand painted rayon that I purchased - it took awhile. I think we bonded.

August 17th

JesterTwin's picture

Fern and Thistle shawl

I just finished the Fern and Thistle shawl last weekend. I was scared to run out of yarn when I bought the wool, and now I have a whole unused skein to add to my yarn stash. (like I really need any more in this house, LOL)
It was fairly easy to knit. Now it's on to something new to start on my needles.

docs1's picture

Handspun yarn - what kind? Sock yarn - what do you like?

I am an invader. My apologies, and I will try not to be a nuisance. First of all, I am neither male nor am I a great knitter. I do knit but am still early days, and I have no experience with socks. However, I am a spinner. I came to your forum because I was doing a search about characteristics of sock yarn, wanting to know what people thought was desirable in fiber content, etc.

August 15th

krooks's picture


A lot of my friends having babies. So I've been making bears.

ronhuber's picture


I made a tam from left over Shetland wool for a birthday present. The pattern (Modern Selbu) is free on Ravelry. Jamieson and Smith Shetland wool size 3mm needles.

August 14th

mr.cullen's picture

Why knitting? And where do your inspirations come from?

Hi all. Every now and then, I ponder broader questions related to knitting. These questions could easily be applied to any other creative, artistic activity....How do people get inspiration for their next knitting project? How do people stay motivated to keep on knitting? Why do people knit in the first place?...Why choose knitting in particular?

venneman's picture

Denver get together

Hi, everyone! I'm fairly new to the Denver, Colorado area and would love to get to know some other knitters around here. Any thoughts on a get-together sometime and somewhere?

August 9th

KenInMaine's picture

Adult Chameleon

Hi Guys! This chameleon is responsible for taking up a lot of my free time the last few weeks...

August 6th

JRob's picture

Crocus Baby Patch Blanket

Good Evening Follow Knitters,

scottly's picture

There's an app for that

I just down loaded a counting app for my iphone called Knit Counter Lite. It was free and so far I love it. You can have multiple counts per project and multiple projects. You can also set perameters such as when performing cables you log in the number of rows between cable stitiches and it will automatically zero out so you can start the next set.