I hope you all are enjoying a beautiful weekend. In some parts of the world it is still covered with a blanket of beautiful snow. But here the weather is being unusually warm for this time of year. Saturdays are not my days off, I rarely get any personal knitting done, and I have … Continue reading Weekend Link Love – St. Paddy’s Weekend
I think it is safe to say that Spring has come early and is here to stay. The temps were mild last night, and we left all the windows open in our home. It was so nice having fresh air all night and hearing the birds this morning was heavenly.. But there is still some … Continue reading What to Knit – “Bloom”
In last weeks post about Lifelines, I showed you how to add a Lifeline to your knitting project as an ounce of prevention. If you are not familiar with what a Lifeline is, or how to add one, I suggest you go back to the first post and read up. When knitting any project, it is prudent … Continue reading Lifelines – Part Deux (or Now That We Have Them What Are They For?)
Workbasket Wednesday Scrap Yarn Comfort Shawl I have a love affair with shawls. Ok. So I have a love affair with just about everything knitting or crocheting. But you have to admit, there is something alluring about a shawl. A shawl can be as simple as a knit garter stitch triangle, or as complex as … Continue reading Workbasket Wednesday – Scrap Yarn Comfort Shawl
I have to admit that I did not get very much knitting done this past weekend. Well, I did get some knitting done, but it wasn't on projects I wanted to work on. Saturday and Sunday I focused on knitting up the required swatches for my Craft Yarn Council Certified Instructor Program. The … Continue reading Something Old, Something New…..
As an Knitting Instructor in Tulsa, I really enjoy getting to help my students learn a new skill. I love working with little old ladies one on one, or introducing knitting to a larger mixed group. It really is a challenge for me. But I get such a kick out of seeing some one try … Continue reading Knitting 101: Part 1 – Intro and The Cast On
We all hope that we will never make a mistake in any of our projects. However, we do have to be realistic and realize mistakes happen. In any knitting project following the old saying "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" can save you a few rows. There are some mistakes, like … Continue reading Lifelines – Saving Knitting Projects and Knitters’ Sanity Around the World
I am still working on my Cable Knit Scarf that I featured last week. Although I didn't finish this past weekend like I was really hoping to, I am very close to the last few rows and binding off. Another project I am pulling out of moth balls to really focus on this week is … Continue reading Workbasket Wednesday – Diamond Lace Scarf
Yesterday my girls and I were pretty antsy, and the weather was making for a very warm and beautiful day (albeit pretty windy) so we put up our school books and headed to the park. Naturally I grabbed my knitting bag and a blanket for me. After a short walk I found a nice comfy … Continue reading Fixing an oopsie! Cable Stitch Crossed Wrong
This is a gauge swatch that I started knitting for my CIP correspondence course. As you can see... it was not knit with the same gauge throughout, and looks a little wonky (ok a lot wonky). It may look like I knit this gauge with different needle sizes to try to meet my gauge, but this entire … Continue reading Gauge change, it happens.