Jul 7, 2006

Dora’s Warm Afghan

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This is an extra thick and warm Afghan by Dora Renee Wilkerson. It was knit on an “S” Loom which means it was done with 2 loops over 2   – or double thick. Dora says ” If I was to do it all over again, I’d do it 1 over 1 and 2 feet longer. I do like it, and boy, it’s warm! It will be great for those cold nights.”

Yarn used was Pebbles yarn, about 53 skeins. It looks like a great pattern for the 28″ knitting board.

Now Dora is working on some camp shorts for her son. He’s in the photo on the sofa.

Thanks for sharing. Now we’ll have to wait to see the shorts.

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Jun 19, 2006

Graduation

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This is graduation for 7 delighted inmates of the Ablemarle Regional Jail.   We spent 2 hours each week for 6 weeks in which time, each of these ladies learned to knit.   They are so proud of the adorable little premie hats and booties that were completed by each to be donated to the UVA hospital in Charlottesville, VA.

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These gals worked really hard and will continue by making some baby buntings to match the hat and bootie sets.   Each of these ladies feel that knitting is now a goal to continue once they return to their respective homes……soon, we all hope.   We wish them all the best.

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  • Hi, just wanted to share an update with everyone on our class at Albemarle Regiomal Jail.
    We have 8 ladies at this time and they have completed the second session of 6 week classes. They are such a delight to work with. Each one has completed a set of premie booties and hat-just so adorable. Now they are all working on the baby bunting with hood. I can’t believe how far they have all come in just 12 short weeks. But the greatest satisfaction is their pride in what they have done and the excitment they feel just knowing that their creations will be given to a tiny little infant, that they will never know or see.
    Next week, we will begin a class for each lady to make something that they can keep or give to family member as a gift. We have been so fortunate to have the local knit shops donate lots of great yarns.
    More photos will be coming of the buntings with hat and booties. Now, I hear, the men want their own class, so they also can be knitters.

  • I’m having a really bad morning and this post made me smile. Thanks. I think it’s wonderful that you did this.

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Jun 4, 2006

All patterns look special–just change the yarn.

What a Great first Project
Rebecca Thompson creation on the first project. As you can see the different yarns change the look of the project –  Just beautiful.

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  • I have been a knitter for 30 yrs and I just came across this kind of knitting and I am very impress on how fast you can knit with this. Right now I just started with the basic stitch but I really like the patter on the Baby Hat. I think it’ s call the english stitch . I can wait to have my book of instructions.

  • Hi Lyse, the pattern on the hat is Rib Stitch. It’s the vareigated yarn that creates the color changes. I have been a knitter for over 40 years and working with the knitting board now for about the last 8 years. I love both methods, but when you want the double knit, you can’t beat the knitting board. Hope its going good for you now. thanks, Pat

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Jun 4, 2006

Where is the Best Place to Knit??

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Anywhere!

Who said we have to knit in our rocking chairs?    How  cool for this knitting board knitter  relaxing on  a camping trip in Massachusetts!   “I just tossed it into my backpack and was able to really relax after a day of hiking”.

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  • Well for me I find anywhere is a great place for me to knit. Heck I knit at work, resteraunts, while my wife is driving. So for me it’s not so much the place, but the relaxation I feel from knitting that I enjoy.

  • My sofa, the balcony, my sister’s house, my office (during lunch, of course). People ask me questions about what it is that I’m doing. I’m glad to educate them that knitting doesn’t have to involve two long metal things.

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Jun 4, 2006

Festival at Brownstown, VA

We were invited to participate in the Redbud Festival with Debra Blankenship.   We had a great time!  It always helps to see it done and this type of festival is great for lots of demos.  Debra is queen of loom knitting and really did a great job with her demos and sharing her new hobby. Just look at all the looms she works on.   It was a cold and rainy day, so we had our table in a shelter, but our double knits brought some attention and kept us warm.    
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Jun 4, 2006

Everyone wants to try on the pretty yellow shawl.

George is there to help and loves the yellow shawl. Well, you can get a nice close up photo of the yellow shawl thanks to George. Check out all the different looms that Debra is working with. Debra says “I’m addicted to looming”. I think she’s right, but maybe, we all are.

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