Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Hall of Fame

OK, so i forgot to invite some of you
to join the Hall of Fame
well ..
i WILL work on that before i head out on Thur
today i HAVE to finish my hat
i will be meeting up with local knitters
and i WANT to start Karen's Headband
just put it on DPS
i will finish this HAT so i can wear
it when i go to Chicago on Fri -Sun

Monday, January 28, 2008

Cupcake Mitts

Karen, i LOVE the Cupcake Mitts
not that i have TIME to knit them

keep up the patterns to excite us

1 year ago

well ... it ALL started about a year ago
i went to KC Mo on an overnite
Abby picked me up & took me around town
to the local stores
we got to see the gloves
Abby said we needed a KAL

the rest is HISTORY

THANK YOU ABBY
congratulations Karen
i don't think you could have envisioned
where the past year would have taken you
Looking forward to what the next year brings

Welcome # 59

Welcome to Debbie from PA
the person that used to tempt me
with projects to knit
i have known her for about 5 years
can't wait to see the gloves & mitts she knits

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Cupcake Mitts



Hello Dear Knitterly People!

I just published another pattern if you are looking for a quick easy knit! The "Chocolate Covered Cherries" photo shows my daughter's Valentine's gift and I am using the "Twinkle Stars" mitt to teach knitters how to embroider and embellish their knitting. This pattern has two pages of photos showing embroidery techniques. Cross-crafting anyone? Available with my other designs at www.karendipity.etsy.com
This was a little break from color stranding (plus I needed some quick gifts), but I am working on a fair isle sock and on a steeking project/pattern and a top down saddle shoulder cardi and some toe up lace socks.....
And for those of you who are new to the glove knit-along, please don't forget to post your finished work in the "Hall of Fame". I am thrilled by all of the color selections and send my students there to browse your work for inspiration!!!
Love and stitches!
Karen

New Kid in Town

Hi everyone! Just wanted to introduce myself: I'm Kathy, I live near Washington, DC and this will be my first Fair Isle project. I'll post a photo of my yarn soon but I won't get started till next week probably ; I've got a little tutorial scheduled next Tues. Can't wait to see how this goes!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Starting

Well I always log in to see what every one is up too.
I think I am going to have to get started.
They are all so pretty.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

59 Members

please welcome our
newest members
Margaret *in the thumb of MI *
and Tricia

Sunday, January 13, 2008

maybe i will start

So,
Karen has a headband pattern that she offered
to those of us that joined the KAL
well ..
i couldn't FIND the pattern
finally found it in an e-mail
so, i will start with the headband FIRST
to acquire a gauge
see if the sport will work
if not
will BUY more fingering
so i went to the Etsy to obtain the Mitts pattern
gotta have the FULL set
hehehehe
and found ANOTHER Headband pattern
WOW!!! Karen
you are really growing
had to JOIN Etsy
but i 'spose that won't be TOOO awfully bad
anyways ..
gotta finish the current SOX
then i can work on the purse
THEN i can start the headband
yeah .. yeah ..
it's SLOW progress
learned about the GLOVE pattern a year ago
so i am NOT too far behind
hehehehehehehe
42 degrees
i MAY need mitts & headband
THANX Abby & Karen
for starting this adventure
yeah, then i 'spose i will hafta finish BJORK
nah..

Saturday, January 12, 2008

BUMMER!!!!!!

it's bidding time again
in Feb
we have TWO overnites in KC Mo
Tue 19 & / or 26
arrive at 5 PM
leave wed at 7:30 AM
and Wed 13
arrive at 4:30 PM
leave thur at 7:30 AM
so, Abby
i won't get to come visit you in Feb
BUMMER!!!!!!!

Wednesday, January 9, 2008

moving right along

Hi all -- I cast on my first glove last weekend and by Sunday evening was nearly to the big snowflake on the back of the hand.


I tried the described cast-ons, but those weren't working for me and I didn't feel like fiddling with it anymore, so I just did a single-color long tail cast-on and then added the second color when I did the braid beginning on the second row. I've been working a lot this week, so I haven't had much knitting time, but I expect to finish the snowflake/striped palm section this evening. Every member of my family had expressions like "Wow, that's gorgeous!" when they saw the glove-in-progress and each has requested a pair of their own. This is good because I was going to just get this pair underway and then stash it for vacation knitting on a trip in Feb., but since I can't seem to stop knitting them, I'll just go ahead with this pair knowing that I will have good reasons to make more!
More info about these gloves and other projects at my blog, Live and Let Learn!
Thanks for posting the pics of your beautiful gloves/mitts as inspiration and motivation. I'm psyched to see more as we all knit along!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

yarn



i have Jitterbug in Popcycle for the MAIN color

do i need fingering weight or sport weight

for the 2nd color

gonna use Louet in Black


if i have the right yarn i COULD start

hehehehehehe


i gotta find the headband pattern

and buy the mitts pattern
can't figure out how to post on ravelry
guess i just read that part

# 57

Debbie from Ct just joined
she is # 57
i 'spose i should START mine soon
hehehehe
gotta get the mitt pattern
and see where i put the headband pattern