My love affair with Linen started about five year ago.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
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
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
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.
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
It has not been too terribly cold for Montana with the temperature 28 for the high and 17 for the low. All and all not bad, I still layer up with socks, mittens, scarves, (yes I wear more then one) and take my two-mile walk twice a day. But my favorite thing to do is sit by a nice cozy fire and knit for hours on end.Read More
A New Year is always a time for a fresh start, a do over, and a chance to change directions and get it right this time. It is a wonderful time of the year. Everything that was bogging us down in the year that passed seems to be shone in a new light and doesn’t seem to be quite as daunting.Read More
It has turned cold here in Montana; we had a beautiful white Christmas. The nighttime’s are down into the teens and in some areas below zero. This is all great as I have enough wool to keep me warm on the coldest days.Read More
I sit in the window of my small cottage, the children have long since gone to bed. In the quiet evening and by candlelight I knit my husband’s gansey. My husband is a fisherman and every day he goes out to sea and ply’s his nets to provide for his family.Read More
The days of winter are upon us, the light of the day is less intense, and the darkness invades our days.Read More
The gansey sweaters were knit by the women of the village. It is thought that these garments were originally undergarments.Read More
It is that time of year for celebration and reflection. It has been a wonderful amazing year so come help us celebrate December 19, 2015 from 10:00 am to 3:00pmRead More
Why should I take a knitting class, I know how to knit, I can read a pattern; what can I get from a class that I cannot figure out on my own. The fact is, no you don’t need a class to make a successful garment. So why take a class? Like so many other things, having that structure there to help you put in the work can really help.Read More