Sock Knitting Machine, make your own!

Just when you’ve given up ever having a Sock knitter!

A 3D printer can be used to create this circular knitting machine.

3D-Sock knitting Machine

Well if you can make friends with someone with access to a 3D printer; here is an open source program to manufacture one, supply list and instructions included!

Here is a video showing it being made!

and How to cast on.

I call that awesome!

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Fab Friday: Another Butterflies Shawl

Friday

Things are getting a little dull around here.  In an effort to perk things up I am going to start my Friday posts with a teezer, a quote or a picture. The first person to identify where or what it is gets… Drum roll please, a pattern from my Ravelry Shop! Ya, I know cool ah :0)

The Game Question #2: Who said this?

Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.

Last Fridays winner was chrisknits, the right answer was “Peter Pan” :0)

Please contact me with your choice from my Ravelry shop.

Butterflies Shawl in Bulky My design (version 2)

This pattern is now available at my Ravelry shop for a very reasonable consideration ;0)

Bright red and cushy!

Bright red and cushy!

I like how it curls up around my neck

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I am thinking this could be a gift for a friend that is in 4th stage cancer.

Live Simply posted about making your own Homemade Laundry soap. Must give this a try 🙂

WIP List = 11

  1. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  2. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  3. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  4. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  5.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  6. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  7. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  8. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  9. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  10. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  11. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14
  12. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit Finished Mar 26/14

FO’s 2014 =16 + 1 = 17

WIPS 2014 = 12 – 1 = 11

 Stash Used 2014 = 36 + 1 = 37

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next week :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

Why so many WIPs you ask?

A really smart looking car, lol

I am weird, I know. I like having a bunch of WIP’s on the go at once. Usually between 12 and 15 projects. I suspect that most of you are horrified by such a large number. I like to have a half dozen books on the go too.

  • Very satisfying when a bunch of stuff gets polished off all at once.
  • If something is boring me I can change gears and pick something else out of the pile.
  • I also like having and assortment of difficulty levels and big and little projects.
  • Small, simple projects are good for toting around to my assorted craft groups. The simpler the better to chat with. 
  • Lots of projects on the go is inspiring to me.
  • Things drop off and get added on, something’s go on hold or need a rethink and/or redesign.
  • I never really have to wonder what to do next.
  • To me knitting is a Journey not a destination :0)

Left over Cowl

Knit this on St Patrick's Day :0)

Knit this section on St Patrick’s Day :0)

Old Shale Scarf – This is my Kal for March

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Tweed Baby Blanket for Baby 1 of 5

After a lot of thought, I decided to go with denim, lime and winter white.

After a lot of thought, I finally decided to go with denim, lime and winter white.

Inspiration:

I read this earlier in the week and wanted to share this with you.

45 Life Lessons Written by a 90 yr old Woman

WIP List = 14

  1. Old Shale Scarf Kal Started Mar 14/14
  2. Tweed Baby Blanket  Started Mar 7/14
  3. Left over Cowl started feb 23/14
  4. Cabled Hood with Pockets Started Sept 27/13
  5. Foots First Sox My design Started Jul/11
  6.  SPROUT – Growing Roots sweater 80% done started May 17/12
  7. Sea of Dreams Blanket 85% done started Mar 9/13
  8. Isla lace Pillowcase edge  60% done started June 18/13
  9. Rose Harbour Shawl 85% done started Jun 28/13
  10. Fanflower Fling  50% done started Jul 12/13
  11. Butterfly’s shawl in blue – started Jan 30/14 Test knit
  12. Butterfly’s shawl in red – Feb 14/14 Test knit
  13. Basic Yoke Baby Sweater 2.0 started Jan 29/14

FO’s 2014 = 14

WIPS 2014 = 13 + 1 = 14

 Stash Used 2014 = 34

Ravellenic 2014 FO’s =  8

Yds of Handspun 2014 =

Sewing FO’s 2014 = 

Books 2014 = 5

Thanks again cya next Friday :0)

I’m off to visit Tami’s, then on to my blogwalk

come join me in the blogpond :0

Worth sharing!

A friend share this on Facebook. I thought that the lesson was important enough to share.

A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. They agreed that it was.

The professor then picked up a box of pebbles and poured them into the jar. He shook the jar lightly. The pebbles roll ed into the open areas between the golf balls. He then asked the students again if the jar was full. They agreed it was.

The professor next picked up a box of sand and poured it into the jar. Of course, the sand filled up everything else. H…e asked once more if the jar was full.. The students responded with a unanimous ‘yes.’

The professor then produced two Beers from under the table and poured the entire contents into the jar effectively filling the empty space between the sand.The students laughed..

‘Now,’ said the professor as the laughter subsided, ‘I want you to recognize that this jar represents your life. The golf balls are the important things—-your family, your children, your health, your friends and your favorite passions—-and if everything else was lost and only they remained, your life would still be full. The pebbles are the other things that matter like your job, your house and your car.. The sand is everything else—-the small stuff.

‘If you put the sand into the jar first,’ he continued, ‘there is no room for the pebbles or the golf balls. The same goes for life.

If you spend all your time and energy on the small stuff you will never have room for the things that are important to you.

Pay attention to the things that are critical to your happiness.

Spend time with your children. Spend time with your parents. Visit with grandparents. Take your spouse out to dinner. Play another 18. There will always be time to clean the house and mow the lawn.

Take care of the golf balls first—-the things that really matter. Set your priorities. The rest is just sand.

One of the students raised her hand and inquired what the Beer represented. The professor smiled and said, ‘I’m glad you asked.’ The Beer just shows you that no matter how full your life may seem, there’s always room for a couple of Beers with a friend.

Doe, A Deer

Lol, love this!

Mlissabeth's Musings

 

a deer is standing

in the middle of the road

I step on my brakes

in time to see

the doe and her fawn

step back

into the woods

 

 

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Sea of Dreams KAL: Blocking with Blocking Wires

Really great artical. Blocking makes all the difference to many projects!

polkadotsheep

So you have finished your Sea of Dreams Blanket, now what? Well, with lace, it is especially important to wash and block your knitting.

What is blocking anyway? When you block a knit object, you are shaping it out to specific dimensions or until it has the look you want in the finished object. Blocking is worked with a damp object. For lace, blocking is so important because it looks all rumpled and you can’t really see the pattern when you take it off the needle. When you stretch the lace out you can see the beautiful work. The way to do this is wet your work and then stretch and hold it in place until it dries. The result will be an object that looks like you imagined it to in your mind’s eye.

I talked about washing your knitting in this post. Washing your blanket will be…

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Outdoor cooking: Such a good idea!

Photo: Cooking on a log. :) Please share. www.homesteadingsurvivalism.com
Cut the log evenly on both sides so it stands up freely. Then cut it into vertical segments most of the way down the length of the log. Stuff in some newspaper into the cracks as deep as you can get it, leaving a wick at the bottom, and light it up.
That's all there is to it—the log burns from the inside out, and you have a simple, handmade stove....TA DA ~~ Tonya O'Tinger prostaff. (Women Camp Too)

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