My love affair with Linen started about five year ago.Read More
I enjoy working in the round and am always trying to use that method when creating a garment. This is not always possible and not always the best option in knitting a garment but I have found in many knitting situation it works beautifully.Read More
I am offering something new in the class schedule this month, Intarsia knitting. I like to refer to it as controlled chaos in your knitting. Intarsia knitting enables you to introduce areas of color in any shape, size and number of colors to the background. Unlike Fair Isle knitting, that is knitted, in the round and you are able to carry your color with you and trap it along the way. Intarsia knitting is worked flat with many different yarns all going at the same time.Read More
We are starting something new every Wednesday starting March 2, 2016 from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm. We will be getting together to make “Knitted Knockers”. Knitted Knockers are special handmade breast prosthesis for women who have undergone mastectomies or other procedures to the breast. They are give out for free for women who request them.Read More
When I was a child I explored everything. Within my family we did all sort of crafts. My mother and grandmother did all sorts of needlecrafts as well as my great aunts and great grandmother. The handmade was just a part of our lives. I did not sit ideally in front of the TV; in fact we were only aloud to watch one program a night.Read More
Come and join us Wednesday February 17 from 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm for a Yarn Tasting party. What is a yarn tasting party? It is a way for a knitter to try a variety of yarns and fibers, without the financial investment or commitment of buying a whole skein.Read More
In my many years of teaching classes a certain problem reoccurs over and over again. It is frustrating for the teacher as well as the student. The student has failed to achieve the required knitting to move on to the next step; they fall behind and more often then not they give up on the project all together.Read More
Are you off on a grand adventure and need something to do on the plane before you reach your destination? Might I suggest the humble sock, this is an excellent plane project. Small and portable, you can throw them in your carry-on.
You no longer need to use double point needles for socks, my favorite needles to use are 12” circular, but there are many other methods such as the magic loop as well as using two circular needles. If you use two circular needles I find it easier to have one needle longer then the other. With this method and the magic loop you can work two socks at a time.
We have many wonderful colors of sock yarns to choose from and if you are looking for a little more of a challenge in your sock knit we have many patterns with textured designs in the sock.
So don’t be bored on the plane to your great adventure. Pick up your needles and some beautiful sock yarn and knit your way there.
Are you tired of your small project and want to try something a bit more challenging? I think it is always good to try out new things and expand your horizons. I think I have heard most of the reasons to why most people don’t want to tackle a sweater, it is too hard, it will take to long, it won’t fit.Read More
The Square Friday blanket is complete and it was so much fun to knit. I designed nine different cable blocks. Each block consists of a garter stitch border and flanked by a simple cable to the main cable design.Read More
The days are getting longer. It is very exciting; before long, the spring flowers will be in bloom. We still have snow on the ground and it can be very icy on my daily walks, but all in all, things look hopeful. To celebrate, I have started knitting with one of the spring yarns that arrived a few weeks ago.Read More
Colorful, this type of hat is especially fun to knit because of the frequent color changes and the variety of patterns in one small hat. Though for many, the shaping at the top of the hat often causes some confusion.Read More
Gloves have a rich history. Originally used for hand protection down through the centuries, they have taken on many meanings. They have signified love and devotion, an emblem of high honor, a tenure for by which land and estates were held and transferred.Read More
Now that you have decided to take the plunge into Fair Isle, knitting let’s talk a bit about the best yarn to use. In my opinion, there is nothing better to use for Fair Isle knitting then a Shetland wool.Read More
We have February as Fair Isle Month. Have you ever been curious about Fair Isle knitting? Join us in February to discover the exciting world of Fair Isle.Read More
We live in a very chaotic world. Everywhere you go, there is music, noise and people moving at a fast pace. Everything needs to be done yesterday and we just cannot quiet our brain. We are on high alert all the time, we need a way to de-stress and unwind.Read More
Our cottons and cotton blends have started to arrive.Read More
January is one of those months that seem to go on forever. With the white snow and the grey skies, it can become very oppressive. Many people I know flee the confines of this weather and go to some place warm and sunny. But for those of us that stay behind, we need something to brighten our world.
So lets bring some color to our knitting. This is a great time to start a Fair Isle project or a color stranded project. If you want something small, try a pair of mittens, gloves, or socks. We have many patterns to choose from or if you want a larger project we will help you put that together. Try something challenging that has thirteen to twenty different colors.
Need to knit something for that special guy in your life; socks are it, the bolder the better. Guys are now expressing themselves through their socks. Gone are the plain black, brown and navy blue socks and in are the bright bold colors and in designs.Read More
We have started a new knit-a-long, it is call Friday Squared. Every Friday we are getting together to learn to knit a new cable design. This is a great way to learn cabling techniques on a small scale. With the purchase of your yarn you may join any Friday.Read More