At the first hints of spring, I struggle to focus on my knitting and crochet projects. It's not that I want to abandon my needles and hooks, no — I want to work on everything! The desire is to begin new projects and finish everything that I've been working on over the long winter nights. I know I … [Read more...] about focus on finishing
There's something about twisted knit stitches that I adore. Perhaps it's because I began my knitting life by unintentionally twisting them. It took my first project in the round (a pair of socks) for me to understand why what I created was different from a store-bought sweater. I love that this … [Read more...] about Book Review: Twisted Stitch Sourcebook
A friend who primarily knits with her hand spun, emailed me with a question the other day. She was trying to crochet with her yarn, but the plies would untwist as she worked. Did I have an idea what was wrong? She'd heard something that s and z twist mattered for crochet. Could she use the yarn for … [Read more...] about Swatching to answer: Why?
It's been a while since my last update about the projects I'm working on. I'm trying to process the events of the past several ... are they only days? I have a few additional curve balls to juggle so today's post will be rely more on pictures than words. First -- Finished! I completed the LGF … [Read more...] about in progress (15 January 2021)
Today as I work on new swatches and tidy up my notes, I am refining how I organize my information. I have a stack of stitch dictionaries and a large mug of tea to help me prepare for future swatches. This post covers two topics. It includes an update to the Swatch Library Project and a review to a … [Read more...] about Swatch Library Project Update & Stitch Dictionary Review
Yesterday I woke up to the first snow fall of the season. It was nice to bundle up in several layers of warm wool, so I didn't freeze while shoveling. Today is for tending to one of those layers, while shoveling I discovered that my mittens has a hole. This isn't surprising, I knit these … [Read more...] about To mend and to make, warm hands edition