Sat, 27 February 2016
Nancy takes the store ball winder takes a trip to the repair shop. The Knit Surfers discuss 3D printing and the possibilities of making bobbins.
After all of the fun playing with the Ashford Blending Board, Kelie has spun up the batts/rolags. She discovers her toilet paper bobbins fit on her ball winder with a little rubber band on the stem.
The Great American Aran Afghan knitalong is going on at Common Threads. Nancy is working ahead on the squares but they are currently on the second square. This knitalong will last for about 2 1/2 years so jump on in!
Kelie is working on a Love Scarf using bright pink Plymouth Encore yarn that her youngest son gave her for Christmas. She is also knitting on her Alla Cardigan and it's going faster since she isn't doubling all of the rows.
Kelie has discovered the Interlock Bindoff by Jeny Staiman which is a bindoff that will stretch out just as far as Jeny's Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off, snaps back in just as well, and is also invisible (or close to it).
Nancy received the first of four shipments of Madeline Tosh Sock yarn.
Wed, 3 February 2016
Kelie jumped on "The Force Awakens" bandwagon by knitting 4 hats and some matching mittens.
The Knit Surfers are excited about the new puppy "Jackpot" who will be coming home on Valentine's weekend.
Kelie tries to explain the concept of "knitworthy" to her 10 year old son.
Nancy's got the Great American Aran Afghan knitalong going along at the store. She's finished the second square and it's going well.
Lots of new Spring things coming into the store, including a shipment of Madeline Tosh.
Kelie had a problem while knitting her red lace cardigan Alla.
Stephen West and Steven B are coming to our local guild next week.