Jun 15, 2009

Join us for a Loom A Long!

We are having a Loom A Long hosted by Kelly Jones with her fun Butterfly intarsia design.  Join Kelly on Wednesday, June 17 as she works with all knitters to create this intarsia Butterfly design. This Wednesday Kelly will be available with lots of helpful hints at knittingboards yahoo group. Just post your questions for Kelly. The pattern is also in the “files” folder at the yahoo group. Here’s the link:  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Knittingboards/ 

Butterfly Intarsia Block

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This butterfly intarsia pattern can be used for a number of different things.  You can use it as a wall hanging, afghan block or make a back and sew it together for a pillow.  You could even adjust the main color rows to make placemats, or use cotton yarn for a dishcloth or pot holder, or use wool and felt it for a bag front.

I really hope you enjoy knitting this up!  Intarsia designs are a great use of “extra” yarn.

 

Supplies: 18”or 28” small gauge Authentic Knitting Board using 36 pegs, spacers set at ½”.

Yarn: One skein (approximately 400 yards) #3 or #4 weight yarn, single stranded for background color.  Small balls of yarn are all you need for the contrasting colors, use double strands for all contrast colors to make it a little fuller. 

Stitch: Stockinette cast-on and stitch used throughout. 

Finished Size: approximately 10” x 10”

Cast on using main color in stockinette stitch 36 pegs, count cast on row as first row of pattern.  Lay anchor yarn. 

Row 2-5: stockinette stitch in main color.

Row 6: start with contrast color (double stranded) and place slip knot on peg 17 (top or bottom of board doesn’t matter) work to peg 19 in stockinette stitch.  Skip over to peg 25 and continue to 27 in stockinette, turn and work back over remaining contrast color pegs.   You’ll place the working yarn across the top of the main color.  If you ended with the working yarn on the top of peg 19 you start peg 25 at the bottom of the board (it’ll form an “x” over the main color – see photo).  Make sure you leave the yarn a little loose in the “x”, or it will pull the design to the middle on the finished project.  Knit off.  Lay contrast color 1 down after knitting off and pick up main color.  Knit in stockinette stitch skipping over the contrast color one pegs.

 Repeat pattern from chart.  Make sure you start each row with contrast colors and knit those off before going to the main color.

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When you finish with a contrasting color cut the yarn leaving a 2”-3” tail and lay it across the center, you can tuck some of it under the “x” from the main color to hold it in place. When you finish with contrast color 1 in row 16, cut and “lay-in” tail.  Restart color with a slip knot on row 19, peg 9.  Make sure slip knot is snug. Continue with pattern from chart.

Bind off and tuck in all tails!

 

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May 13, 2009

Contest Winners Announced!

Hi Knitters,
The small project contest was very fun for us, as we had some awesome entries. And, once again, it was very difficult judging them. I think, our next contest, we will let everyone cast a vote for their favorite. We want to thank everyone for entering and showing us your designs.
Drum roll, Please!

The winners are……..

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1st place goes to Faith Schmidt with the Cable and Lace Scarf.
Faith did a very thorough job of writting her pattern and her detailed photos were just super. Congratulations, Faith.

And, we have a 3-way tie for second place.   Kelly Jones submits a great Bunny design, Ella Roby knits a beautiful Patrtiotic Bag , and  Sue  Kreitzer shows a unique Scarf with a pocket.  Check them all out!

Congratulations to all our winners on a job well done!!!

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Jan 20, 2009

CHA Show in Anaheim, CA/shipping schedule

Hi to all loom knitters,

The new year has begun and  you are probably all  eager to  discover some new patterns and learn some new techniques.   We are also  eager for a fun new year and are making  plans for a big year with lots of fun projects.   To do this, we will be attending the 2009 CHA trade show in Anaheim, CA.   We will be at booth #2025.   The show starts on January 25 and runs thru January 28.

We will be out of the offices January  22 through February 2 to attend show.   We will be shipping your knitting  boards on February 3 for any orders placed after this Thursday, Jan 22.   We really appreciate your patience on this.

We have a new exciting product to introduce soon.

Kim and Pat

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Dec 19, 2008

Happy Holidays from Everyone in VA/Holiday Schedule!

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We would like to say “Hi” and Happy Holidays to everyone from all of us  at the Virginia warehouse.   Today we were wrapping some knitted hats, scarves, and afghans to send to one of our favorite children’s homes in North Dakota.   We love preparing all  of your  packages, and we sincerely hope you all have a great Holiday Season.

We will be closing at 3:00, Friday, Dec 19 and will be closed until Monday, December 29.   We will, however,  mail  all pending orders on Tuesday, Dec 23.

Pat(not in Pic), Michele, Sallie, Sue (not in pic), Shirley, and Regina.

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Dec 6, 2008

Drum Roll, please!

AFGHAN CONTEST WINNERS!!

As promised, we would like to share photos and stories, and patterns of the beautiful afghans submitted to us for the Afghan Contest.   Judging is hard work!    All entries  are   unique in the skills and original ideas  used.   So, let me share with everyone what we have based our decisions on. We have awarded points to each knitter in the following categories:

  • The look of the Afghan-is it something that everyone would love to knit and own?
  • Were the photos submitted clear and well planned?
  • Were the instructions complete, clear, easy to follow?   Did the knitter share enough to assist each knitter to repeat the design.   In some cases, it may be necessary for a new knitter to learn new techniques.
  • Is the design an original concept and idea of the knitter?
  • Did the knitter take a concept and expand on it to give their afghan that special, unique extra?

We have a total of 7 entries.   They are all winners, so special and unique!

First Place goes to Connie Mauger for her AJ’s Baby Blanket.   Congratulations!

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Second Place has resulted in a tie.   Congratulations to: Annette Roa with a beautiful Kitty Afghan for her 4 year old niece, and Ella Roby with a unique design  with vertical stripes called”Stripes Afghan“.

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Connie Mauger’s AJ’s Baby Blanket is a  blanket that any little tot would love to curl up in.   Connie has used some wonderful techniques including the double 8 caston, cross over stitches, and beautiful crochet edges.   Her instructions contain lots of diagrams for following the stitch pattern that is repeated in each strip of the Afghan.

Annette Roa knit for her little 4 year old niece.   What child would not love all the adorable little kitties on this beautiful afghan.   It is knit with one repeated design completed 4 times in each of the 3 strips.   Each kitty is unique just by the choice of leftover yarn used.   This entry also has a beautiful crochet edge.

Ella Roby calls her afghan simply “Stripes”. We love this one because of the unique way that the vertical stripes were worked with the weaving of the different colors.   Ella does a great job of explaining the concept  with much detail.   The instructions are very well done!

Great El Paso Afghan was knit by Jacque Darra.   What a wonderful job on all counts.   Jacque uses 2 different stitches to create the warm look of this one along with lots of great fringe.   We also love that it was knit on a 38″ heavy duty board for a nice warm afghan with a lot of texture in just one piece.   The instructions are very easy to follow and this is important for all knitters.

Sue Kreitzer has once again come up with a wonderful afghan in unique  squares- The Fall Christmas Afghan.   What is so very special about Sue’s afghan is the theme that surrounds the whole design.   It represents  Christmas in the pretty red and green colors of the outer strips; Snow with the fleur de lis patterns on the green; and the     center strip  represents the season of Fall with the colors of the fallen leaves.   Thank you, Sue for your offer to donate your afghan to our Christmas donation box.

Ella Roby knit up another great one.   This one is called the Winter Afghan.   It is a pretty combination of stripes with the unique technique of vertical stripes.   Pretty winter colors make it feel very special.   Great job, Ella.

Another beautiful design by Annette Roa  was  a wedding gift with a rose pattern knit right into the afghan.   This one is knit in large squares with some of them showing the pretty rose pattern.

All AFGHAN PATTERNS  will be shown in the “files” catagory of www.groups.yahoo.com/group/knittingboards

Great Job by everyone and thank you all for sharing your afghan photos and ideas with all of us.   May you all have a wonderful Holiday Season.   Stay warm and keep the ideas coming for the new year.

If you are one of the winners please email Kim at kim@knittingboard.com with your address information.  All entries will recieve a one time 30% off discount on Knittingboard.com.  Please email for coupon ID.

3 Comments

  • Will the Rose afghan pattern be added to the Yahoo site? All of the entries were beautiful and I can’t wait to try some of them.

    Karen

  • Hi Karen,

    The Rose afghan photo is here but Annette didn’t give me instructions. I will try to get the pattern for the rose design from her. It is beautiful!
    Kim

  • Such diversity in these projects. Love it!

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Dec 3, 2008

Afghan Contest Update Dec 3

Thank You—-to everyone that has submitted an entry to our contest.   Oh, you  will all be so enlightened when you see all the great afghans created on knitting boards.   Remember your entries will be judged on originality of creation, clarity of the instructions, and your photos.

We will announce the winners on Saturday, Dec 6 which is one day later than planned to assist some of the knitters.   We will be posting all the photos and instructions so that everyone will be able to get one or two knit up during the holidays.   If anyone, submitting an entry, does not want their instructions to appear, please notify us right away.   We would need to remove the entry from the contest.

So, get ready for a delightful Afghan Saturday afternoon.

Thanks to all, Kim and Pat

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Nov 21, 2008

Knitting Board Classes in Houston

Hi Everyone,

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We just returned from Houston,   TX where we had a few Knitting Board classes for Hobby Lobby employees. We had a lot of fun.    We even got the Manager, Jimmy, at the Webster, TX store knitting too.

We had brought along a sample of the Homespun afghan to the class. I  think there are going to be a few Texans receiving  cozy  Afghans this Christmas.

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I have to thank  the West Houston, Webster, and the Stafford stores for  making us feel so welcome and making our visit here so wonderful. Here are a couple photos of our classes in Webster(above) and West Houston (below), TX……

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Oct 6, 2008

Knitting Board Demonstration at Hobby Lobby

Hello All,

hobbylobby_demo4sm.jpgWe just got back from the Dallas area where we had a few knitting board demonstrations at the Hobby Lobby stores. They went really well. People were amazed at all that  can be made on the knitting boards…..especially the afghans. Here are a couple photos of the event.

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  • Awesome! Thats my store! I was sad I wasn’t able to come back on Saturday and see you guys, I was so happy it went well. Thank You!

  • Well done me loverlies
    top effort, huge hearts and a wonderful ladies too

    We need more of your kind in this world.
    Keep it up please!

  • I wish I knew you were in Dallas doing a demo. I would have come. I just joined on here recently but have been looming for a while now. Let me know if you are doing another demo.I live 45 minutes North of Dallas.

  • Hi Katy,

    We had a great demonstration at your store!! I wish you had been there. Thanks for setting up the rain check notebook, it was really needed.

    Hope to do one again soon.

    Kim

  • Hi Jeannette,

    I will announce from now on where we are demoing. I just got back from Cincinnati, Indianapolis, Chicago and Atlanta. It was a crazy trip.
    Kim

  • Jeannette,
    Where north of Dallas do you live? I am 10 miles north of Denton. I was at the Denton location when Kim was there. Look forward in hearing from you.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi I have just received the all in one board for Christmas and am a little confused on how many pegs to use, when a pettern says 30 sts is that 30 down both sides or 30 in total? also when a pattern says co 70 sts and my board has only 48 pegs how is this possible? thanks Brenda

  • Is this pattern for a knitting board or for a single sided item? If your pattern calls for 70sts and your loom only has 48 then you won’t be able to do it on that specific loom, you will need a loom with that number of pegs.

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Oct 6, 2008

Afghan Contest

Hi Everyone,

afghan_coffeesmm.jpgI would like to announce that we are having an afghan contest going through the end of Novemeber. This contest is for seasoned knittingboarders as well as beginners. If you have just started knitting on the board you can enter too.  Afghans are great projects for the knitting board. Just think, you can have your new afghan just in time for Christmas! Click on the photo for details.

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  • Hi !

    I very much like the afghan on this picture… Where can I find the pattern ?

    Thank You,

    Christine from the Magdalen Ilands in Canada

  • very very beautiful!! congratulations!!

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Sep 19, 2008

Knit Boot Pattern

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How is everyone doing with the boot kit pattern? I know many of you are working on the boots so I would like to give some pointers to make the knitting supper easy especially for the new knitters using the board for the first time.

The pattern begins with the Ribbing stitch. Here is short video that goes over this stitch.

 

 

Make photo slide shows at www.OneTrueMedia.com

I put together a brief “How-To add stitches” with photos to explain how to add stitches to each side of your knitting. The pattern requires depending on size,to add 8 or 9 stitches to each side. Take a look at this link, it might be helpful.

Adding Stitches

If you have any other questions on making your boots feel free to ask in ” Comments.” We are here to help.

Good Luck  and enjoy your cozy boots!

18 Comments

  • On the rib stitch do you go from the #1 nail to the #3 nail on each row? I think I did my boot in the stockinette stitch instead of the ribbing stitch.I guess I will wait to here from you before I do more. I just received my board on Friday soooo I am really new to this.
    Thanks for your time.

    Sandy

  • Having problem in Willobee Boot pattern, decrease row 2- shifting loops over center to cover empty needles. This is not very clear. Do you shift from left to right, moving all loops over to cover needles #21, then #14, then #7. When you shift loops, do you shift the 2 decreased loops,too? The movie about the ribbing stitch was very informative.

  • Sandy,
    Yes, the rib stitch is from pin #1 to pin #3. If you are going from 1 down to 2, that is the stockinett stitch. Hope this helps. Good luck on your boots. Take pictures

  • Hi, the ribbing stitch is done by weaving from the first top pin down to the 3rd pin on bottom row. Then weave every other pin to the end. When you return, you will see that you again are weaving on 1st pin to 3rd pin. Each end of board will have 2 consecutive pins in order to weave to end and cover all needles. You start this way on every row. After you do some of the inc and dec rows, the ribs will shift and that is part of the plan and design, so don’t try to adjust your ribs.

    As for the decrease and shift-once you do the dec and have the empty needles, you will have 2 loops on some needles. Do the shift either way as long as you bring all the sts together. The pins that have 2 loops, just move both loops over.
    After the next weave on the smaller number of sts, you will lift both loops over on those dec stitches.
    Pat

  • Any tips if the boot sizes run small or large? I wear both 8 1/2 and 9 shoe sizes depending on the brand. I want to know which kit to get. Thank you!!

  • Hi Pat
    Because of the postage costs to UK for the kit, have you any plans to publish just the pattern for the boots. This would also mean I wouldn’t have to buy another kit when knitting more than one pair.
    Thanks

  • Hi Gwen,

    We are actually working on a DVD for the boots to make the directions super easy. Also we will be adding the soles as a separate purchase soon.
    ….. working on it.

    Oh by the way, QVC UK sells the boot kit with the yarn.

    Kim

  • Hello I was wondering is this boot made on a authentic knitting board? If so where can I get the board and pattern to create these boots and also what did you use for the sole? I would like them to be worn outside.

    Thank you for taking time to response to me

    Lorri
    Bella Designs

  • Hi, I hope you found the answers to your questions on this site. the boots were made on the 28″ small gauge board and the suede soles and instructions come with the boot kits. If you have knit them, how did they turn out for you?

  • I was thinking about buying this boot kit but wanted to select my own yarn. Do you have any suggestions on what type to buy? I wanted something fairly thick and sturdy.

    Thanks.

  • I bought this kit awhile back and am just making it now. Trying to adjust for not having a knitting board, but instead using a plastic knitting loom. The gauge is a little larger than a knitting board, so for the boot, I’m using the small size, then for the foot I will use medium measures. Also, unsure on the decrease row 2… do you decrease stitches on both the top and bottom rows? From the picture illustrations, it appears so. Any advice would be appreciated.

  • Would someone out there explain step 4 under Foot of Boot? There are several ways to interpret:

    4. The next (2) rows will be repeated for each size….Increase row…Knit this row. (check)
    Knit (1) regular row in Stockinette stitch. Hook… (check)

    Size medium (me): Continue the (2) above rows 4 more times. (HUH?)

    Does that mean increase, and knit two rows, increase, knit 2 rows, increase knit 2 rows, increase knit two rows? Or does it mean knit two rows 4 times. (why not just say, “knit 8 rows”?

    Or does it mean something different?

    Re; Sydney’s question. I decreased stitches on both top and bottom. I guess your boots will be more of an open stitch? Do you have any idea about step 4. Let me know what you think when you get there! Let me know if you have any more questions too!
    Kanina

  • Whats Taking place i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have found It positively useful and it has aided me out loads. I’m hoping to give a contribution & assist different users like its aided me. Good job.

  • I bought this kit but didn’t buy the knitting board. How can I knit the pattern using knitting needles?

  • How do you do “Foot of Boot” #4 I am at a loss on why you cast on new stitches and then do increases. Has any one completed a pair of boots? Was a video ever done?

  • What does repeat the decrease row 2 again?????

  • I’m doing the foot increases in step 4 but it’s leaving big holes In the increase row. I must be doing something wrong?

  • Are you picking up the wraps as you knit the peg?

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Aug 12, 2008

How does it feel to be a grandma?

Pretty super-I have a new granddaughter born on 8-07-08.   She has all her fingers and toes and is just BEAUTIFUL!!!!!   So, I have been in Florida for the last 4 days trying hard to ‘peel’ her away from the new mommy and daddy whenever I could.   Her name is Jaedyn Michelle and even tho she was 3 weeks early, she weighed a whopping 7 lb 13oz.   She is dealing with a touch of Jaundice right now, but she is a pretty little lady and doing a great job (mommy and daddy are holding up well also.)   Even her auntie, Kim, was able to be there with us all.   It was a glorious few days.

So now you know why things are a bit sluggish from here.   I do have the Jasper Jacket ready for some size large and X-lge knitters to test for me.   Several of you were waiting for it (delays again), but please email me at pat@knittingboard.com and let me know you will have time to test it out.

So, hang in there.   I will post some photos of Jaedyn as soon as I get them downloaded from the camera.   I will also be continuing her new blanket and will share that pattern with you also.

More later, Grandma, Pat

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Jun 26, 2008

Watch your Email!

Yes, watch your email to get the details.    Our next newsletter will share a  great Special for our new Needle Covers.   Now, you can have a needle cover for all your knitting boards.  Check it out.   If you have not submitted your email, there is still time to get this announcement.   Just register on the homepage for the free pattern library.   Happy Knitting, Pat

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  • Our 10″ and 18″ covers are ready to post. the 28″ has a delay. We will post the specials and codes as soon as all the covers are received. sorry for the delay. pat

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May 15, 2008

18″ knittingboards are back in stock!

Hi, we just shipped out all the the backordered 18″ knitting boards.   They are really pretty.   Thanks to all who were waiting for them.   We also just returned from a 7 day vacation with no knitting or computers.   But we were in beautiful Alaska.   I will be putting up some photos soon.   thanks for all your patience.   Pat

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Apr 13, 2008

Our new warehouse

We have moved!! Our new office and warehouse is located in Fork Union, VA. This move allows us to spread out and hopefully, be more efficient. Yeaaaaa! We will be physically moving everything on April 14 thru 17. Lots of work cleaning and painting the place, but it will be worth all the effort.

We can still be reached at the usual toll free number of 888-720-2322 or our new office number of 434-842-1180. We will pass on the new fax number once it is available.

Our new address is: 60 Carysbrook Rd, Fork Union, VA 23055.

If you send anything to the current address of: 7 Monish Dr, Palmyra, VA 22963–no problem–we will still maintain that address as well. Once our signs are up and we are settled in, we will take some photos for everyone and be starting some local knitting board classes. Just email me if you are in this area and will be interested in joining this group. Pat

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  • Pat and Kim,
    Congratulations on your new office. Sounds like it is the perfect move for you. Can’t wait to see some pictures of the new place. Wish I was closer, I would come see for myself.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi, our new fax number is 434-842-1182. Thanks for your patience while we go thru this transition. Pat

  • Congratulation for the new place.

    We wish you all the best and will continue to work hard to get your products to as may knitters as we can in our part of CANADA.

    Long life to Authentic Knitting Board and their users!

    Sylvie. (get us pictures as soon as you can)

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Mar 15, 2008

Keeping up with Donna’s Projects.

This cute set was knit with mittens pattern from Faith, basic hat and scarf from KB site.Donna Carroll has really been busy.   Lots of beautiful handknits to share with us all.   Many were knit  with patterns from this site as well as many others.   We decided to nominate Donna as the Knitter of the Month of March, 2008.   With 10 grandchildren to knit for, it’s no wonder that her knitting boards stay busy.   Thank you, Donna for sharing some of your projects.

We hope that you will keep sending photos – we all love seeing what everybody else is knitting.   Thanks for sharing!

Basic hat and scarf basic pattern.First project was a blanket Donna’s grandaughter. She says she has 10 of them. Great family.     This is a recent little poncho with homespun yarn and fun fur.

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  • Donna,
    Your collection of articles are great. You have really been busy. Thanks for sharing the pictures. Hope to see more from you.

    Sue, a loomer in Texas

  • I just want to say HI to everyone and that I am glad to have found these forums.

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Mar 7, 2008

Blankets are a Blessing for many.

photo_sue1.jpgNew blankets  for our Veterans’ and our Childrens’ Homes!   Thank you Sue!

I know lots of people knit for donation, and I guess, we just all feel so ‘good inside’ when we send something handmade to another person that will bring them love and comfort especially during rough times.

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Well, we all love our blankets knit on our knitting boards, right?   They are the softest and warmest blankets and so special when they are knit and given from the heart.   I want to thank Sue Kreitzer for her latest creations.   Sue has knit   and sewn 2 new blankets that we are sending to Help Hospitalized Veterans with special notes on them from Sue.   This organization serves over 50 locations that assist our American veterans.   They are hospitals, transition homes, and rescue sites.   They supply craft kits and donated items directly to our soldiers.    I know they will love the warm, cozy blankets and  ‘words of encouragement’ from  Sue.

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The next  blanket in the yummy blues and purple was knit by Laura Carlos and sent in for donation.   Thank you so much, Laura from Neptune, NJ.   This blanket was knit in  3 sections or 3 strips with crochet all around the edges.   This is so pretty.      Laura also knit up 8 additional squares and they are on the way to Sue Kreitzer for sewing.   If anyone has any questions for these 2 knitters, just leave them a comment.   I’m sure you will hear from them soon.

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  • My knitting group is interested in making blankets for veterans. We are based central New Jersey. I would appreciate any information on this subject and the group your are apart of. Thanks

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Feb 6, 2008

CHA Show in Anaheim, CA

Hi Everyone,

All of us here at Knittingboard have been really busy getting things ready to attend the Big CHA Craft and Hobby Show in CA.   It starts on Feb 10 but we will leave VA on Feb 8 to get ready.   We have some new items to debut there at the show.   Once we return on Feb 15, we’ll be ready to share them with everyone here.   So, during this time, we will not be mailing orders or responding to emails.   I hope everyone will jump in and dig around to help everyone else with questions and solutions.   If you live in that corner of the country, we would just love to chat with you at our booth.   It’s numer 2345.   Hope to see some of you there.   Pat and Kim

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  • Pat and Kim,
    Good luck at the show. I just know you will be a big hit!!!! Can’t wait to see the new items on the site after you get back. Have a really great time.

    Sue Kreitzer, a loomer in Texas

  • Hi Sue, thanks so much. We had a great time and it looks like a lot of knitting board kits will be flourishing the market very soon. We were at the Convention center directly across from Disneyland. The weather was great, but we spent our days inside and focused on our mission of offering knitting boards to everyone. It’s such an international show and people from all countries come to it. Maybe I’ll post a photo of our booth just for fun. Pat

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Jan 15, 2008

8 year old Brock’s first project.

Sister, Molly, models Brock’s Scarf  brock1.jpg

We just wanted to share with you a Christmas story that made us smile. Not long ago, we recieved an email from Tina, Brock’s mom.  She told us about her son, 8 year old Brock, who had happened across    our website and had viewed our how-to videos.    After viewing the  videos, Brock decided he wanted a knitting board for Christmas more than anything else, even   surpassing his desire for an ipod.  He  even showed the videos to his dad. Tina decides to get him a knitting board, so that his grandma can surprise him with it on Christmas.   Brock  was so excited and eager to learn and get started.     Brock put in the DVD himself, and watched and learned the technique of double knitting entirely on his own.

This beautiful scarf was his first project.   It was a gift for his Aunt. He knit it and added the fringe and  just asked his mom to help him trim the fringe so that it would  be even and look nice. What a great job!!    Tina remembers when  Brock was about 4 years old and learning to hold knitting needles, he told his 92 year old Grandmother,

Now I know why you love to knit so much; it makes you feel so good on the inside.”

What a great family!!

Brock received a big sack of   thick yarn from his grandmother. For his next project he will be working on a wall hanging for his room, and his next gift of a another beautiful scarf. He is even planning on some mittens.  Tina said that she already sees improvement on his new projects.

Molly also knits with 2 needles and has been since she was about 4 years old, thanks to their grandmother. The entire family are all active knitters including Brock’s older brother.

Thank you all for sharing.   We look forward to more photos and projects from Brock as he continues to learn knitting on his knitting board.   He can now work side by side with his grandmother as they both knit up beautiful creations.   Grandma is also very active, knitting for her church ministry.

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  • Well – what can I say!! As you said – what a wonderful family – just reading it made ME feel good inside too. The scarf is amazing for a first project – I hope Brock will keep us posted on his future projects, they are going to be awesome!

  • Cody,
    What a beautiful job for your first project. Keep up the good work. Can’t wait to see more of your projects!

    Sue, a loomer in Texas

  • Thank you for sharing the wonderful story about Brock and his family! He is definitely an inspiration to an old-hand needle knitter like me, who’s trying to learn a new skill. I look forward to hearing and seeing his future projects!

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Dec 12, 2007

Working together to keep some folks warm this winter!

 

blanket-donation2jpg.JPG        blanket-donationjpg.JPG      Thank you, Sue Kreitzer for the new blankets you have knit, sewn, and donated to our cause.   These blankets are going to the American Foundation for Disabled Children, and, Help Hospitalized Veterans of Washington D.C.   I would like to share our most recent letter from the Foundation for Disabled Children.   I will just copy the message here just as it was written.   We can all feel good this holiday season.

“Dear Pat,

We would like to thank you and your many knitters who have contributed their talent and time in creating the beautiful knit blanket that you sent to us.   We will be so happy to pass it on to a needy child to wrap up in this winter.

Nothing makes us happier than making a difference in the life of needy children and their families by showing them that there are many special people out there who truly do care about them.

Thank you for helping the American Foundation for Disabled Children, Inc.   The kindness of caring individuals like all of you, help to put smiles on the faces of many children in need.   Sincerely…”

So I say ‘thank you’ also.   The new blankets knit in blue yarns with the pretty fringe will be sent to the recovering vets of war.   I just apologize that my photography is not the best.   These blankets are really so great.   We also continue to send scarf kits along with the blankets for the veterans to work on as they are able while recovering.   Your help in all of this is so greatly appreciated.

Blanket #1:   Blue and white yarns and is knit in 3 strips, each about 30-34 stitches wide.   The color changes make it appear to be in separate squares, but by doing just the 3 strips, you only need to do 2 seams to connect it.   Then it has pretty fringe in all shades of blue.   this one is going to the Hospitalized Veterans in D.C.

Blanket #2:   this one is knit in many large squares.   It’s so much prettier than my photo.   Many different yarns and stitches are used in each square.   this one is also headed to the veterans in recovery.

Blanket #3:   This one is very pretty and is knit in all one piece with yarn changes creating the stripes.   this one is going to the Disabled Children in New York.

Do you know of a great organization that would appreciate the blankets from the knitting board knitters.   If so, please leave the info in a comment.   Thanks, Pat

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  • Pat,
    I am so glad my blankets are going to so good causes. The letter was great. I would like to ask everyone once again to send at least one square. It will make someone happy and warm and really takes so little time to do. If we all work together, we can do so much.

    Sue Kreitzer

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Sep 9, 2007

More Warm, beautiful blankets for someone in need.

Blanket squares knit by Laura Carlos of Neptune, NJ

Winter is approaching and some of our knitting board knitters have really jumped in with their knitted squares.   We have 2 new blankets.   The first one was knit by Laura Carlos of Neptune, NJ.   Some really pretty designs, stitches, and unusual yarns.   Thank you so much, Laura, for your time, caring and thoughtfulness.   Also thank you, Sue Kreitzer, for all your time and dedication of  sewing these blankets together for us.   We will let you all know where these blankets will be sent.

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  • Beautiful blanket. Someone will be very lucky and warm! :o)

  • Hi, this blanket is being sent to:
    American Foundation for Disabled Children. They are located in Staten Island, NY. They are very excited about giving it to a child
    from a very needly home. I know this blanket will bring much joy to this person. Thanks to everyone involved for assisting with this project. pat

  • I’m happy that my silly striped squares are going to make a child happy. :)

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