On the third Monday of the month a group of enthusiastic knitters meet in the Resource Room at the Duxbury Free Library. From 6:00 - 8:00 you can find knitters of various skill levels with yarn between their fingers. We would love you to join us. If you can't, follow us here!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Knit Daily

Another great night of knitting. Everything from scarves and baby sweaters to mittens and cat condos were on our needles. There were new projects and old projects. We reminisced and realized we've been meeting for just about 4 years! We decided we weren't racing and all we had to do was Knit Daily
It's a good mantra . . . don't you think?

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

From the Library Shelves

I was just lamenting the other day that I like to do 2 color knitting . . . but I don't wear that style sweater anymore. (Lamenting sounds so much better than whining . . . doesn't it?) So when I saw the book Pretty Knitted Hands waiting to be shelved . . . I thought . . . . hmm . . . what a perfect solution. 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

A Little Wool Humor

I'm not sure what I was looking for when I found this . . . .

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. . . . but it made me chuckle . . . and I thought I maybe you would too!

















Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

                                       


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Stash Buster Idea #1

I've been spending a lot of my 'knitting time' doing gardening/yard work lately. So instead of thinking about cables and short rows . . . I'm spreading mulch and staking my lilies.

Which led to my frustration one day. Am I doing something wrong . . . or is this stake just poorly designed? Who has a lily that is tall enough to go in the hoop right away? 

So I voiced my frustration to my husband . . . who told me to just use some string and tie the lily to the stake until it's tall enough.

Oh, okay. He gave me some white twine and I thought 'ick'. That will look terrible in my newly mulched garden.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Meanwhile 4 months later . . .

Holy Moly! I'm not sure where the time goes. I think perhaps sometimes it really does just fly away. It hit me a couple of days ago that it was May 1st. 

Four months into the 'New Year'. You know, the 'New Year' that I was going to post on Ravelry more. The 'New Year' that I was going to use up my stash yarn. The 'New year' I was going to blog more.

Maybe I can merge my knitting resolutions in with my spring cleaning. Instead of trying to use up some stash yarn . . . maybe I can just clean it out and give it to a new home! Maybe if I write Ravelry on my 'to-do' list it will actually get updated. Maybe it's never too late.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Monday Night Knitting

Another fun and creative night of knitting!



Joan finished her scarf and just has to give it a little blocking.

Her next project . . . something special for a kitty!! (stay tuned).











Linda was busy . . . she made 2 cowls . . . both in gorgeous colors. One is for a friend. (We all claimed that we were her friends too . . . but she wouldn't buy into it!!)























Check out this yarn. I LOVE it. Marguerite bought it at an alpaca farm. Even better than getting this yarn with great texture . . . she got to get close and personal with the alpacas . . . and saw baby alpacas!!!
I think I've got to go visit them.






And of course the new and trendy pony tail hat. Talk about bad photography. But the knitting . . . it's really cute.













Join us. A wonderful group making everything under the sun.

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber. 

Sunday, February 26, 2017

A New Trick

I had so much yarn left over from my Counterpane Masterpiece that I decided to make a pair of fingerless gloves to go with it. It's a plain stockinette pattern with some decreases and increases that make it form fitting on your arm. The fun came when I went to work on the thumb. I've never done this method.



You simply knit to wear you want to insert the thumb hole. Then grab some waste yarn. 


Using the waste yarn, knit the stitches that will be the thumb opening. Easy enough so far . . . right??






Next slide the 'waste yarn stitches' back to the left hand needle . . . knit the stitches with your regular yarn.









Looks like this. Just cut your waste yarn and leave a tail. 


Do all this without your cat around . . . or she will want to play with all your loose ends . . . and then you may find yourself at wits end.











I kept knitting and finished my glove. It looks like this. 

Time to make a thumb hole.







All you have to do is remove the waste yarn and put the live stitches on your needles. Using cotton for waste yarn makes it a lot easier to undo. (Sometimes using wool makes all the little fibers want to stick together . . . have like a wool party or something.)





Here's what you have when you are all done. All I have to do is pick up a couple of stitches on each side to close in the hole and . . . . voila . . .
a fuss-stress-free thumb hole.







How have I never tried this before?!

Until next time, keep your nose in a book or your fingers in fiber.