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FIRST ATTEMPT AT DYEING . . .

Each month our local fiber guild meets, and includes a workshop to learn a new skill.  Last Saturday we had a workshop on dyeing, using acid dyes.  The picture shows the results of my very first attempt at dyeing wool.  I had so much fun, and now think that I am hooked on another aspect of knitting.  The blue/green/purple skeins came out as I pretty much expected.  The darker skeins started out as navy and orange blocks, but the colors ran together while steaming and this is what resulted.  I am actually very pleased with the outcome. I plan to knit up a guy's scarf with those skeins . . blue, black, gray,burnt orange, rust, orange, and other colors that I don't have a name for.  I will post pics of the finished knit project.

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THANKS . . .

I just joined this group a week ago.  In just a short week, I have met many great guys here that are much more skilled in the fiber crafts than I am, especially knitting.  The greatest thing has been the willingness for everyone to share ideas, pass along tips to improve my knitting ability, and offer encouragement to continue the craft.  THANKS!  I look forward to learning a great deal about knitting and other fiber arts here.

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Sticks flying everywhere

 I decided that I wanted my cellphone caddies to be seamless so I picked up a set of double-pointed needles and taught myself to knit in the round.  I have to say I'm pretty impressed with myself.

Yes, they told me on Knitty Gritty that  knitting in the round is far easier than it looks, but I had my doubts and cautiously started with a little 4-stitch I-cord.  When that came out well, I decided to throw caution to the wind and knit a small tube. 

Thank You

Big Big Thank-you's to all of you who responded to Bennett's post.  WOW.  He was so happy!

And Jesse...I will get him his own ID here!

 

Jill 

From Bennett Age 8

Hi everyone.  My name is Bennett.  I am 8 and just starting to knit.  I think it's going pretty good. My mom attached a picture of my knitting and of me.   I had some holes in it and I started again.  I want to make a potholder when I can get my stitches to go real good.  I am glad there are other guys who knit.

 

 

New Hampshire Sheep and Lakes Festival.

Well, it's actually the NH Sheep and Wool Festival, but with all the rain we've been having, I think my friend's daughter's renaming of it was most appropriate.

It was great fun, despite the weather. The vendors were there because that's what they do. The serious I-will-see-vendor-X-and-buy-stuff festival goers were there. What's a little (or even a lot of) rain when there's raw fleece to be purchased? I swear these people are descended from Vikings and fleece acquisistion is the 21st century equivalent of looting and pillaging for them. When we dropped off our 4 fleeces, the Zeilinger's trailer was already half full and it was only halfway through the first day.

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Jaywalkers

This pattern can be found here - Jaywalkers by Grumperina.

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Knitting 2 socks on 1 long circular

Just a quick post here. I wanted to let you all know that I've finished the tutorial on How to knit 2 socks at the same time on 1 long circular needle.  I've created a separate blog for this and other techniques that I might learn as I continue my knitting journey - The Boy Who Knits - Techniques.

There are 6 parts to this sock installment:

These instructions can also be found on the sidebar of my main blog, under "Techniques".

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Cell phone / iPod caddy

The cell phone caddy I made for my boyfriend was met with such an exclamation of delight that I just had to make him another one, so that he can coordinate with his outfits, ya know.  This time I used the other novelty yarn that I bought, Ticker Tape, and added an outer pocket for his iPod Nano.

 I love it when my junk is all bundled together!

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My first sweater

This is my first sweater which is for the charity Feed the Children

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