Friday, September 30, 2005

Where did the summer go?

Is it just me, or do summers seem to get shorter and shorter the older you get? I swear it was just yesterday that I was picking my spring tulips and harvesting peas from the garden. But as the days get shorter and our night time temperatures drop into the 30s, I do have fond memories of knitting in front of the fireplace with a mug of hot cocoa.

Many of us still think of knitting as a winter hobby. It's hard not to with all the buly wool yarns out there. So dust off your knitting needles and hit your favorite yarn shop. With over 1000 free knitting patterns on The Daily Knitter, we have lots to keep you busy.


Saturday, September 24, 2005

Under the Boardwalk @ Stitches East

Thanks to all of the Daily Knitter readers who have emailed us upon their return from the Stitches East event being held this weekend in Atlantic City, New Jersey. And congratulations to the origanizers on their 15th year. We've heard about all of the new things you learned, the people you met, and a lot about the marketplace and vendors. It sounds like a knitter's nirvana! If you missed out on this event, make sure to check our your next local knitting extravanganza.

I've pasted the event organizer's summary below.


Stitches East Summary

It's All About Good Knitting

Stitches East, now in its 15th year, is being held September 22-25, 2005 at the Sheraton in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Knitters come back to Stitches Events year after year, because of the enthusiasm, the camaraderie, the classes, and the teachers! The line-up for events this year is sure to please everyone from novice knitters to knitting luminaries alike.
Stitches is a place for fun and discovery as well as intensity and concentration. Learn more about your favorite technique or try something new. The festive, hands-on excitement created by colorful exhibits and live demonstrations encourages you to go from thinking, to trying, to buying, to doing.
See you at Stitches!

Tuesday, September 13, 2005

Before And After

I still have butterflies when I place my knitting in washing machine to felt. Even after felting a swatch, you never really can be sure what you are going to get. There are so many variables...water temperature, type of soap, amount of soap, length of time, etc. But the first time I remove the item from the washing machine, I always smile. It still amazes me that the "before" knitted Emma bag shown below resulted in the "after" on under Exclusive Patterns. Hurray for felting!

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  • Wednesday, September 07, 2005

    The Joke Is On You

    I was told this joke by a fellow knitter at a Stitch n Bitch last night. It still makes me smile!

    A policeman sees a woman driving and knitting at the same time. Driving up beside her, he yells out the window... "PULL OVER!" "No," she shouts back, "a pair of SOCKS!"


    Thursday, September 01, 2005

    Too Sick To Knit

    Ugh... I came down with some serious food poisoning last week after eating cereal with spoiled milk. I have a poor sense of smell and didn't realize the milk I brought back from a weekend camping trip had spoiled. I hate to waste anything, but the milk was obviously not kept cold enough in the cooler. Needless to say, I was too miserable to even knit. All I could do was sleep. Guess one of the new Exclusive Patterns will just have to wait.


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