Submitted by CLABBERS on Thu, 2014-08-21 14:42
Amid all my family upheaval, I have managed to finish two matching hats from some superwash merino wool that a friend of my gave me. Thanks, Lou! The hank was 280 yards/4oz, 5-6 sts/in on US 4 & 5. They turned out well and will make wonderful Christmas gifts.
I wrote an article about decreasing using circular needles using this hat.
You can find it at:
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2014-08-17 11:25
Hello All. My wife of 36 years and I have decided to part ways and divorce each other. It will be an amicable process which reduces stress and complications.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sat, 2014-07-26 21:30
I am looking forward to visiting the STITCHES Midwest Knitting conference. Anyone else in my neck of the woods going? I am happily only about 5 miles away. I think the prices of the lessons are way too steep, but I still want to go to perhaps pick up some yarn or other things that may catch my eye.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2014-07-20 16:35
As many of you know, I writing a knitting blog for the site StitchandUnwind.com. They asked me to write an article about the Rocky Mountain Knitting Retreat. It went live today, so I thought I would share it with you. Thanks to all who helped me with photos.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2014-07-13 00:00
Hi Guys. If anyone is in the central part of Florida and would like to offer me safe haven from dear old mom, I would love the opportunity to sit and knit at your place. Lunch will be on me! I may need to escape her smothering...I mean mothering...for an evening or two as I have a hotel voucher I can use with the Choice Hotels. If that's the case and you would like to escape to a place to knit and just relax, send me an email and I'll give you my dates. We can get some wine and cheese and some other goodies and just kick back, knit, and get a bit drunk.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Wed, 2014-06-25 16:58
I have the first draft of the article written. I have enough photos now and they look great. Thanks!
Does anyone from the retreat have a group picture? I'd love to put that at the end.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Wed, 2014-06-18 19:06
I have a friend who is in Kansas and she and her husband have a small little herd of five alpacas. She says she has some of last and this year's sheering.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sun, 2014-06-01 19:12
Well, I made it. As of June 1, I am officially retired from teaching. Thirty-nine long years. My students made me wonderful gifts and the teachers and administrators festooned me with praise...and even some gift cards. I will be using two of the cards to help pay for my hotel bills to and from the Denver retreat. That was a big help.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Fri, 2014-05-30 23:17
My brother wanted a light scarf that was akin to USA red...that's my term for the color. So, I got the color pallet for the Olympic clothing and finally found some yarn that matched pretty well. I always enjoy doing cables, so this scarf was a fun way to practice that skill even more. I used yarn I had never seen before by Caron. Vickie Howell is the name and the type is called Stitch.Rock.Love SHEEP(ish). It's made in Turkey and is 70% acrylic and 30% wool.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sat, 2014-05-03 11:28
These were such fun to make. Millard did a great job with his pattern and instructions. I used Knit Picks Stroll Tweed Down Heather yarn, fingering weight, 65% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Donnegal Tweed. I'm not someone who wants to fuss over socks after they have been made, so I chose this yarn because I can wash and tumble dry them. They are so soft right off the needles that they can be worn immediately. I will give mine a go round in the laundry tonight and they should get even more cozy. They are nice and warm because of all the cabling to capture and hold the heat.