Submitted by CLABBERS on Fri, 2013-08-09 22:55
Has anyone from the retreat tried to take advantage of the free pass for an online course at Craftsy? I went to the URL and then chose the Steven West shawl class and it takes me to the checkout where a credit card is required. I logged in correctly. Any suggestions?
Submitted by CLABBERS on Tue, 2013-08-06 01:45
I have this book and love it. As I become more skilled, I will make more things. The slippers I use as a profile picture are from the book, and the afghan I made as well. I found it on sale at Amazon for about $15 and it's worth every cent of that. NOW, you can get it for under $5 on Ebay an they say it's free shipping. Check it out if you are interested, but beware that it is eBay. I know that some members here were interested in getting the book.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Mon, 2013-08-05 22:34
Now that the new Dr. Who has been announced...Peter Capaldi...I wanted to share another cute little Dr. Who Moment. In one of the episodes in the 6th season, I noticed that in a bar setting, he was reading a knitting magazine. Of course, it would by my first instinct to put a knitting magazine in a bar...not! Nevertheless, I thought it would give other Whovians on this site a bit of chuckle as well.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Sat, 2013-07-27 03:02
I saw that Johnathan had on footies for sock, which I liked a lot. Here's my question and perhaps Johnathan can chime in here too. If I make them a bit longer than the ankle, it will look okay but I like the kind that stops just as it overflows the shoes. I was thinking about making an i-cord bind off so that they won't work their way down into my shoe while I am on a hike.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Tue, 2013-07-23 23:36
I started this hat at home then took it to Colorado to finish. Once there, I realized it was a bit more intricate than I could focus on, so I brought it home and finished here. It's made with acrylic. I am going to make another one with good wool because I think the uniformity of the stitching may be better with animal fiber.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Mon, 2013-07-22 00:32
A BIG THANK YOU TO FRANK AND BRADY FOR ALL THE WORK THAT IT TOOK TO PUT THIS EVENT TOGETHER. YOU HAVE CHANGED LIVES IN A VERY GOOD WAY!
Submitted by CLABBERS on Fri, 2013-07-12 20:15
Thought I would step out of my comfort zone and try some fun cabling. Color coding the patterns seems like a wise thing to do. Time will tell.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Tue, 2013-07-09 02:31
I blocked the sweater I made and, simply put, it grew! If I reblock it and reshape it by pushing the yarn tighter together and pinning it, should it then stay put? The arms did grow a few inches more that I had wanted and if I can't make is smaller by reblocking it, then I can always rip out a few inches and redo the last few inches. The rest of the sweater is fine a bit bigger because I will wear shirts or even sweatshirts under it when I take it hiking. But I do want the arms the proper length and the cuffs to be tighter against my wrists.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Fri, 2013-06-21 16:04
Finally, the last stitch has been knit in my sweater. Now to block it so the 6x1 rib throughout the sweater is a bit more prominent. Then the zipper goes in. I learned so much from this project. I changed the wrists from an i-cord bind off to a 3" rib stitch simply because I prefer it. I do like the i-cord bind off for the bottom. It draws less attention to that middle-age spread that I inherited from dear old dad! The curl at the bottom should smooth out, hopefully, once it is blocked. I am going to bring this for show and tell at the retreat.
Submitted by CLABBERS on Wed, 2013-06-12 12:20
When I post replies recently, I get an error message yet it still posts. Any ideas why?
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