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Kelly Knits Blogiversary!
Thursday, 08 July 2010 00:00

I just realized I never had my blogiversary party!  It was actually in March, so i'm starting to get it planned.  I do hope you'll join me for a weekend of fun.  We will have a loom a long, contests and prizes, a scavenger hunt and other fun things.  Want to stay updated on what's happening at KellyKnits? - register to receive an email when the site is updated.


What: Kellyknits.com blogiversary party!
When: July 22-25th
Where: www.kellyknits.com
Why: because it's a fun thing to do! Lots of prizes and fun activities including a scavenger hunt, loom a long, guessing games and puzzles.


I do hope you'll join me. Party will be held on my website by commenting to posts and I'll have a yahoo chat on Friday the 23rd at 6:30 eastern for those who would like to join me. Just add me to your yahoo messenger.

Any questions - just post a comment.

June Project Yarnway

Well another month has gone by!  I can't believe it's July already.  This month for Project Yarnway we had to design something for a real or imagined vacation.  I desided to make my son a Super Sleuth sweater from the Disney cartoon "My Friends Tigger & Pooh".  It was a lot of fun to make and my first ever finished sweater!  My son just loves it as i'm sure you can tell!


Grapevine Casserole Hotpad

I just joined a Ravelry group called Project Yarnway in April.  It's a group for designers that has a monthly challenge where you have to start and complete a new design under the monthly challenge guidelines.  May's challenge was to learn a new technique and design a pattern that would be good for beginners.  I wanted to learn how to do free-form needlefelting.  I've only done a couple general shapes in a cookie cutter before.  I decided to do a placemat but didn't quite have enough yarn in my stash to complete it, so I went for a hotpad instead!  I knit it on my Kiss modular loom using 7 washers with a garter stitch border and knit center.  It felted into a rectangular shape which is perfect for a casserole dish hotpad!  I've always wondered why there aren't any rectangular ones, so now i've made my own.  I really like the shape of the grapes and the dimension I was able to get on them.  I hope you like it too.


2010 Goals - in review
Wednesday, 19 May 2010 13:29

Here are the goals I originally came up with for 2010.  I wanted to review them and see how I was doing and see if I had more goals to add or some to revise.

Goals for 2010:

  1. I hope to break the 100 mark this year for projects. - don't know if this will happen.  Seems like I'm working on a lot of longer projects this year, so I may not make that mark.
  2. Finish my son's double knit intarsia blanket. - I'm working steadily on this and hope to easily be done by fall.
  3. Place in the Vanna's Choice contest (why not!). - well, I'm assuming I didn't place since they haven't called me, but it was fun.  I entered my Granny Square Scarf.
  4. Enter a project in the State Fair. - got to start looking into that soon.  Not sure what to enter...any suggestions?
  5. Finish all my UFO's! - HAHA, well here's hoping!  I'm down to 2 long term UFO's that haven't been touched in a while and 5 projects that i'm currently working on!  Too many, I know.
  6. Knit a sweater! - One of my current projects is Graciela's sweater.  I'm over 1/2 done with the back.  I'm so excited and so far it's going easily.

Well that's my original goals.  New goals...

  1. Regularly enter Project Yarnway on Ravelry.  It's a group for designers to present their creations based on the criteria for that month.  I just found out about it late April, and have a project in mind for May to start working on. 
  2. Needle Felt - I just learned how to do this at the Markman Farm retreat and I LOVE it!  I'm really excited about trying more things.  I want to try my hand at needle felting soap and doing Christmas ornaments or pins.  If you've never tried it, it's so much fun.
  3. Find a way to organize all my yarn so I can get to it easier.  That's a never ending goal for sure! 

I've set myself up with a big list!  I'll probably re-evaluate again in 4 months or so and see where i'm at.  Hope you are doing well on your goals.

Special Announcement

Markman Farm 2010 Loom Knitting Retreat
April 20 - April 24, 2010


I am so excited to get to be a part of the retreat this year!!! Ms. Lynn has invited me as a guest teacher for the loom knitting portion. The felted colorwork bag at the left is what I've designed for us to make at the retreat!  I hope you are as excited as I am!  Space is limited so reserve your spot now. I hope to see you there!  Go to Markmanfarm.com for more information.


Learn Advanced Loom Knitting Skills thru hands on instruction! Bonuses, Dyeing & Traditional Methods of Felting!


$250.00, includes; Retreat materials, 8” ADR loom & yarn for project, transportation from Reno airport, to and from the farm during the retreat, lunch & snacks. Dinner at the Farm Friday night!


Lots of loom knitting tips shared in a fun, relaxed atmosphere of Markman Farm! See our sheep, see a spinning demo on Friday nite!


*Come for Loom Knitting fun and Friendship!
*Bring Cameras, loom knitting projects for "Show & Share" *exchange gifties!
*Special Goodie Bags for my guests!
*Special Loom Purchase Savings while at the Retreat!
Plan to shop at our Dairy House Boutique.
Our Season begins May 1st, so you'll get be the first to see what's new!


Class requirements prior to retreat:
*Basic Loom Knitting Skills Needed to complete Project. 


Techniques Taught:
Advanced Loom Knitting Skills
Wool Dyeing Methods
Traditional Felting Methods


Retreat Schedule:
Tuesday, Arrive Susanville, CA
Wednesday - Friday, 9am-4pm
Wed-Thurs-Knitting Loom Demonstrations, Complete Loom Knitting Project.
Friday-Dyeing Workshop, Friday Nite-Spinning Demo
Sunday, Leave Susanville 

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