Double knitting is a really cool technique where the fabric is reversible. Both sides are "Right Sides". Typically the pattern is the same on both sides, but the colors are reversed or a mirror of each other. Now friends, when learning a new technique you can start at the easiest level. Do a test swatch … Continue reading Double Knitting Tips and Tricks
Around the middle of August I start thinking about fall. In my area of the world it means it starts to get cold and here it can last about 6 months. Whether you love it or hate it, either way it means knitting season! Both the time to stay inside and knit by the fire AND … Continue reading Fall aka Knitting Season
Do you ever get a thrill out of recycling or up-cycling something? Take apart a sweater to make a hat? Make a bookshelf into a wine rack? I get a happy little thrill when I'm able to revive the old and transform it into something new and fresh. Relevant. Useful. There's a million different approaches … Continue reading Stops and Starts form the Big Picture
I don't know how you like to celebrate, but for me and my family it's with food! I am naturally much more interested in baking than cooking. If I'm 100% honest, I don't worry too much about the presentation of normal food. It's meant to fill you up and taste good. And be efficient. I … Continue reading Giving the Cake
Progress 6/24/2017 - 8/5/2017 I chose the image for this post because this project has been on pause (paws!). At least the knitting portion. I've made little steps in other areas, but you can't see it in pictures. Stats Frog Count: 1* # Pieces on Needles: 7 Hours worked: ~1:00 Approximate Stitch Count: Net … Continue reading Progress Update #4
I have hand sewn a few garments; or machine-sewn- it's still handmade so I count it! Some were costumes for Halloween or fun events like the local Renaissance Festival, but I do not pretend to be an excellent seamstress. Garments are hard for me! My mother is one of my go-to's for help. She used … Continue reading A Hand-Sewn Dress
I once started a blog aimed at encouraging people in their fitness journey. After I posted my About page with my purpose statement I immediately curled up on the couch and cried out "Why would ANYONE listen to what I have to say? Who am I to think I have something to contribute?" I was literally … Continue reading (Self) Doubt
While staying in a cabin on the lake, I woke up one morning to what appeared to be a entire wall of sunshine. There was a huge fog cloud, hugged right up to the edge of the shore. The way the sun lit it, made it look like a giant bowl of sunshine. The only way I knew the lake was still there was thanks to a passing duck. The world just stopped there.
A little more history on knitting. It used to be accomplished with one stick held stationary; in the crook of an arm or knee, while the other did most of the motion. It was fast! When upper class women started knitting, the method changed to use two hands. This was to specifically to slow it … Continue reading String Method Workshop
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