...I might as well enjoy it! Can you believe this notebook!! A very nice representation of some of my favorite colors! The cool thing is that I stumbled across it while I was grocery shopping!
I smile every time I have to write something down so it doesn't slip from my mind in the next five seconds. It is so appealing that I actually like keeping notes. How's that for an incentive for developing a good…Continue
I have always been partial to “liquid” meals. Even as a kid, I liked to toss a bunch of fruit, yogurt, juice and ice into a blender at any time of day. I suspect it was because I could sip a smoothie and read at the same time. Using a knife and fork meant that I had to put down my book.…
There are some rules that even the owner of Knit Picks can’t break. In preparation for yarn launches, we always receive boxes in advance for knitting up photo samples for the catalog. These yarns are absolutely sacrosanct since everything has been allocated to sample knitters or the photography department.
Early this week I received a package from a dear knitting friend. Inside I found this note -
Notice to the reference that my friend kept this in her knitting bag and thought I would enjoy one myself. The box was very small and well padded with a layer of bubble wrap. I'm thinking, "Europe! Maybe a lovely painted tin for my stitch markers. Or, some sort of…Continue
It seems that the Knitting Gods feel I need a lesson in the benefits of embracing the act of ripping out my knitting.
First, there was the Stonington Shawl "lesson".
Remember that the Stonington Shawl had been my "mindless" portable project. I was in desperate need of a simple project to knit while we were out to dinner with friends. I had planned on…Continue
Wouldn't you think that this would be one of the first Ravelry names taken? Knitting? Chocolate? Well, you would be so wrong!!
Let's go back a couple of years to a lovely spot in Mexico. I'm sitting by the pool with Xena, knitting away on something when a young girl and her brother come up to me and ask if they can say, "Hi" to Xena.…Continue
A couple of weeks ago I spent a day gathering up my far-flung WIPs. I had bags in my library, in my knitting nook, in the living room, in the bedroom and in my office at work! Seeing everything piled up in one place was a bit daunting but, in the perverse attitude of a fiber freak, fantastically energizing.…
Thank you to everyone who participated in the Knittin' Mittens KAL/class. It was just my second online class so I appreciated everyone's enthusiasm and questions. What I really love is the idea that an online class doesn't have to end! The videos and comments will stay up on the KAL page as long as there is interest. So if you have any knitting friends who want to give mittens a try, be sure to have them watch the…Continue
It's time for you to finish off the hand section of your mitten. Easy, peasy.…
This lesson has just a tiny bit of stress because you will need to decide what sort of thumb shaping you want to use on your mittens. Don't worry! I walk you throught the pros and cons of each and then show you how to set up your choice of thumb opening.
You will be knitting the body of your mitten (with your chosen thumb design) up to the little valley where your thumb and hand meet. In the next lesson, I…Continue