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
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
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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I don't like to sit idle for long periods of time. I get antsy. I want to do something or move or talk. I'm told it can be a bit distracting if I'm watching a movie, for example. So it is very helpful to have something to do with my hands. It keeps my hands … Continue reading Knitting in the Dark
Lucky you! Getting more updates. And more photos this time, too! Progress ...New Pieces! Stats Frog Count: 0 # Pieces on Needles*: 3 Hours worked: 19:22 Approximate Stitch Count: 8899 Number of pieces on needles isn't necessarily meant to indicate working multiple pieces at one time and shifting back and forth, rather, the number of … Continue reading Progress Update #2
I must confess... I started a new project! "WHAT." I'm sure you are incredulous. When I spent all that time and effort clearing out the queue... How could I?! I know, I know. Just hear me out. You see, my dear sweet boyfriend is actually one of those observant types. He knows I love knitting. … Continue reading Undercover Cover
Disclaimer: Read NOTHING into this post being close in timing to making my wedding dress. They are not related by anything other than knitting. I've reached that age where friends, coworkers, and family members in my generation group are having babies. It's often the next wave after or slightly overlapping the season of multiple weddings a … Continue reading Baby hats; little hats… for babies!
It is time for my first update! While on vacation in Sweden and Finland, I didn't really keep to a schedule. I started and worked on the dress when it was convenient. As anticipated, the beads made it almost impossible to work on the go- like on the train or bus rides that were my … Continue reading Dress Progress Update #1