What to Knit – “Bloom”

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”

Lifelines – Part Deux (or Now That We Have Them What Are They For?)

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

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

Knitting 101: Part 1 – Intro and The Cast On

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

Lifelines – Saving Knitting Projects and Knitters’ Sanity Around the World

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

Fixing an oopsie! Cable Stitch Crossed Wrong

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

Gauge change, it happens.

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.

I’m going back to school…. sort of.

Earlier this week I enrolled in the Craft Yarn Council's Certified Instructor's Program Correspondence Course, and last night I received the emails with the links for all my handbooks to download. I am really excited to be doing something to continue my education and expand my skill in knitting, and in crocheting.  I love knitting, … Continue reading I’m going back to school…. sort of.

Addicted?

Coffee. Coffee . Cafe Latte. Coffee. To some this might be a sign of an addiction. To me this is the sign of the start to a great day. I just might be in denial though.

A Few Different Continental Knitting Techniques

There seem to be two main camps when it comes to knitting, English knitting and Continental (German) Knitting. And within the two camps, there are many modifications and variations to each knitting technique. What is great about the knitting community, is there is no one set in stone way to knit. The basic tools and … Continue reading A Few Different Continental Knitting Techniques