Discovering new needles ~ Part 2

Needles are one of those things that is all about personal preference – some people prefer steel, others carbon, bamboo, wood. (Note that I haven’t included plastic needles on the list. No knitter prefers plastic needles.) Those first beautiful needles I bought had me devoted to wood. I have 2 pairs of tips which are carbon [...]

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00September 15th, 2015|Guest Blogger Posts, Review|0 Comments

Discovering new needles ~ Part 1

It was a particularly marvelous day when I discovered that you could actually use circular needles to knit back and forth and not just in the round. One of those knitting epiphanies. Changed my life. No losing needles, no dropping stitches, no poking the lapdog in the eye. I don’t think I could ever go [...]

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00June 19th, 2015|Guest Blogger Posts, Review|0 Comments

Increasing – the risk and the rebellion

Knitting isn’t what it used to be. In the good old days when all the grannies were knitting – there weren’t all the brilliant little tricks and ways of doing things that we have now. There was one way to increase, and one way to decrease. Without youtube, most people pretty much only used one [...]

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00March 6th, 2015|Guest Blogger Posts|Comments Off on Increasing – the risk and the rebellion

Start as you mean to finish

I am a failed perfectionist. It has taken me most of my life to come to accept this about myself. I have brilliant ideas about what and how things should be done, but I’m crap at follow-through. The combination of chronic procrastinator and uncompromising perfectionist is a recipe for disaster. A friend recently summed it up well for me – it is easier to give up on our own impossible expectations, rather than to achieve them...

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00December 2nd, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts, Knitting Techniques|0 Comments

A Skeleton in the Cupboard

We all have our secrets. Everyone’s hiding something. I know you’ve all got project bags stuffed in the back of a cupboard somewhere. I’m not the only one. We all natter on about the projects we have on the needles, those we’re busy knitting. But we rarely talk about those projects we’re not knitting. We don’t often admit to KAB - Knitting Avoidance Behaviour...

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00September 10th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts, Other|0 Comments

Guilt-Free Stashing

Non-knitters seem to have the idea that knitting is a linear process. A knitter chooses a pattern or project. They then purchase the required yarn. They knit with it. The project and the yarn is finished. They choose a new project. They don’t have a stash, they only have one project on their needles at a time, they are not concerned with the next project...

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00May 29th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts, Other|0 Comments

All The Shawls

I’ve always liked the idea of shawls. They are so very elegant; they feel like white gloves, lace fringe, or opera glasses. They feel like a period piece. I picture myself at a high tea, swanning about draped in glorious soft warm goodness. However, like most other affectations of past eras, the reality seems much [...]

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00May 16th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts|Comments Off on All The Shawls

Puppy love

These fingerless gloves were knitted using less than a skein of Manos del Uruguay’s Silk Blend (Café), from the very popular Fetching pattern. It was about 10 days from start to finish, and probably took about 20 hours of knitting time. (In stay-at-home-mom-of-a-4-year-old-boy-time, that’s about 105 hours.) It’s a small project, yes. Normally nothing to [...]

By |2017-07-26T09:46:26+02:00April 25th, 2014|Guest Blogger Posts|0 Comments

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