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Yarn Harlot

Yarn Harlot
January 9, 2014 Can't buy me love When Lou was born I was, naturally thrilled. Not as thrilled as I could have been if he as a girl, but I've clearly gotten over it in absolutely every way but one. The knitting. As little as I care what babies wear, or who thinks they are what gender, most parents find it uncomfortable to have little girls and boys taken for each other, and I still live in a world where there are a lot of limits on what kind of babies wear what... particularly boys.

Jamieson's Shetland Wool Knitting Yarns (Spindrift, DK, Heather Jamieson's - The Original Shetland Wool! Camilla Valley Farm is pleased to offer Jamieson's 100% pure Shetland wool yarn spun in the company's own mill in the Shetland Islands north of the Scottish mainland for over a century. In a world where large corporations produce many products we buy, we are proud to support this small company, owned and operated in the Shetland Islands, that continues to produce the best Shetland Wool knitting yarn while promoting the work of the local sheep farmers and employing local Shetland Islanders to turn fleece into yarn! The fleece of the native Shetland Sheep used in Jamieson's wool has a soft resilient texture which has developed over the centuries to protect them from the extreme weather conditions of their northern home. Jamieson's Shetland Wool is renowned by knitters world-wide for its unique texture.

Fall 2007 BACK Using straight needles, CO 86[94, 102, 110, 118, 126, 134] sts. Note: For all pieces, the selvedge sts (first and last sts of each row) will be worked in stockinette st throughout. Row 1 [WS]: P1, work Row 1 of Twisted 2x2 Rib to last st, p1. Work in pattern as set until work measures 2.5 inches, ending with a RS row. Next Row [WS]: P1, k2tog, k to last st, p1. 85[93, 101, 109, 117, 125, 133] sts. 4KCBWDAY3: Infographic Day Three (Wednesday April 24th): InfographicThere are many ways of conveying information on a blog; text and images being the two most widely used. Many infographics combine both these elements to provide a visual way of presenting text information. Make your own infogaphic (no fancy imaging software needed, you can draw it on paper and photograph it if you want) to convey any element of your craft(s). It can be just for fun or a thoroughly researched presentation of an idea/finding. Here is a very quick example that I made just for fun, which took me under three minutes.

Peasy pattern by Heidi Kirrmaier Starting June 1, 2013, if you purchase 4 or more patterns from my Ravelry Shop at the same time, you automatically receive a 20% discount. A cropped cardigan with 3/4 sleeves, worked in one piece from the top down, which means you can easily change the length of the sleeves and body as you like. You could also add more buttons if you prefer a closed cardigan.

Scottish Textiles Heritage Online Author: Catriona Baird, Project Survey and Documentation Officer Sold to Scotland by Norway in 1469, the Shetland Isles lie 200 miles north of mainland Scotland; Fair Isle is the southernmost of these islands. The rugged landscape is the habitat of the Shetland sheep, a hardy breed which produces good quality hardwearing fleece in all shades of grey and brown. Constantine cape : Knitty Winter 2011 SHOULDER PANEL (Make 2): Using larger (US #8/5mm) circular needle, CO 14[16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 20] sts. Row 1 [WS]: P all sts. Row 2 [RS]: Sl 1 knitwise, k2, work in Seed Stitch to last 3 sts, k3. A Hot Tomato, An Icelandic Shawl, And A Charming Tip - Knitting Hot Tomato Salsa! It is Friday the 13th, a traditional "bad luck day" in the U.S.--but I am throwing caution to the winds and wearing my fresh-off-the-needles Hot Tomato.

Big Snowy Owl There’s something about owls. Is it their baby-wide eyes? Their mysterious nighttime habits? Or their totemic gumdrop shape? I’m not sure, but owls somehow manage to be simultaneously enigmatic and totally lovable. This one is heavy on the lovable! editorial spring 06 The history of knitting is mostly a big mystery, guessed at from fragments kept in museums around the world. Knitting is made of wool, silk, and other fibers that decay rapidly, even under perfect conditions; knitting needles are essentially sharpened sticks, and hard to identify as knitting needles beyond a doubt; they could be hair picks, skewers, spindles, or any of the other zillion uses there are for a sharpened stick. In the past, when spinning was all by hand and much more time-consuming, many sweaters that didn't fit were raveled and re-knit. Yarn wasn't discarded until it wore out. Add in that not many people in the past thought to save their everyday items for their descendants, and there aren't many useful knitted objects left for us to find, all these years later.

Cabled iPad Sleeve (Pattern) « haramis knits As promised, I tinkered with the Kindle sleeve pattern, and now have an iPad version available. I should have anticipated that there would be a demand for the pattern in the first place, as right after I finished my Kindle sleeve, my friend Abbie, also known as The Green Wife, asked if I could make her one for her iPad. If I’d listened to her at the time, I would have had both patterns ready at the same time! Instead, I spent the last couple of days knitting one up for her, this time out of some lovely The Plucky Knitter Superwash Merino Worsted in Love Letters, and I dropped it off at her house yesterday.

My Danish obsession You may have noticed my growing obsession with all things Scandinavian. Lately, Denmark has taken the lead in my Nordic interests and I've been ogling Danish knitting blogs, intrigued by the patterns of various knit designers such as Hanne Falkenberg, Marianne Isager, Vivian Hoxbro and Karen Noe. Sooner or later I'll have to give in and buy one of those kits I've been coveting. Too bad the dollar is doing so poorly these days. Beatnik boat-neck pullover: Knitty Deep Fall 2010 BACK Using smaller straight needles, CO 78[90, 98, 110, 118, 130, 138] sts. Work in Twisted 1x1 Rib until work measures 2.5 inches, ending with a RS row. Switching to larger needles, establish pattern as follows: Next Row [WS]: P6[12, 16, 22, 26, 32, 36], place marker, [m1p, p5, m1p, p6] six times, m1p, place marker, p6[12, 16, 22, 26, 32, 36]. 91[103, 111, 123, 131, 143, 151] sts; 79 sts between markers. Set-up Row [RS]: Work in Moss Stitch to first marker, slip marker, work Row 1 of Chart A, work Row 1 of Chart B, work Row 1 of Chart A, slip marker, work in Moss Stitch to end.

KNC Knitting News: New Japanese Knitting Pattern Blog Knitting News Cast Home » News New Japanese Knitting Pattern Blog Amused - Winter 2008 YOKE Using crochet cast on method, CO 62 sts. Set-up Row [WS]: P3, place marker, p12, place marker, p33, place marker, p12, place marker, p2. Row 1 [RS]: K1, m1, [k to marker, m1, slip marker, k1, m1] 4 times, k to last st, m1, k1. 10 sts increased.