Friday Knitting Musings for May 1

Friday knitting musings are here again Yesterday when I walked Piper and Scooter around the block I couldn't get over how there was NO WIND! Absolutely nothing. Especially as I rounded the corner onto Romford Lane and you begin to walk in a northerly

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Not a Knitting Needle in Sight

There are some things we all love to do. Special things, journeys or adventures we take once in a lifetime, or do yearly or on a regular basis. For us, it's making our yearly trek to Peddler's Village in Lahaska PA. We love going there and there's not

Not a Knitting Needle in Sight Not a Knitting Needle in Sight

5 Best Reasons to Knit a Scarf!

Knitting is my very favorite hobby of all time! There is nothing I love more than to poke around in my favorite LYS amidst all the soft and colorful yarn, and finger the sample projects that set my brain alight. So many things to knit; sweaters, dog coats,

5 Best Reasons to Knit a Scarf! 5 Best Reasons to Knit a Scarf!

Knitting A Memory In My Mind

When I was young, very young, my mother would take us to the library. Now, we had a library in the town we lived in New Jersey, but my mother came from Elizabeth, NJ and she loved going to their library. Here's a picture of it below.   Practically

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How Skilled a Knitter Are You?

What kind of a question is that! I'm a knitter, you'd say, and you'd be right.  Knitting for myself, for my family and perhaps friends, and I love to knit all kinds of things. Maybe you've knitted scarves or baby blankets, sweaters,  afghans or hats.

How Skilled a Knitter Are You? How Skilled a Knitter Are You?
Piper with scarf

Knitting Things I Have on Hand This Week

Just a few knitting things I have on hand this week. As I'm sitting here writing this post on a Memorial Day Monday morning, it's extremely quiet here. So quiet I can actually hear myself think! Just the birds twirping and an occasional car passing by. I live in a gated community where they cut the grass for you; only problem with that is every … [Continue reading. . .]

Messy puppy

Arm Knitting is Stupid

Okay, so let me go out on a limb here and say it. Arm knitting is stupid. At least I think it is . It ISN'T knitting! Who ever heard of using your arms for needles and wending the yarn through them? Every time I see someone doing this it looks like the biggest mess ever. Let me back up . . . Last week I managed to produce zero (0) blog … [Continue reading. . .]

Stanwood Yarn Ball Winder

Do You Use a Yarn Ball Winder? A Review of One

Do you use a yarn ball winder or are you still looking? I love anything that will make my knitting easier! Whether I find lighter needles or a new line of yarn that floats effortlessly along, I like everything that just gives us a little extra boost when we pick up our yarn and needles. Yes? Which reminds me of my grandmother. My mother's … [Continue reading. . .]

how to knit a scarf

How to Knit a Scarf

How to knit a scarf may seem perfectly simple. In fact, it's one of the nicest things to do, to knit. And something that pops right to mind when you think of knitting. Which makes me remember way back when I was just learning to knit. I was lucky enough to be best friends with a girl who loved to do handcrafts just like me. Back when we went to … [Continue reading. . .]

Knitting musings for May 1

Friday Knitting Musings for May 1

Friday knitting musings are here again Yesterday when I walked Piper and Scooter around the block I couldn't get over how there was NO WIND! Absolutely nothing. Especially as I rounded the corner onto Romford Lane and you begin to walk in a northerly direction and the WIND is usually attacking your face for the entire block! Most days I would come … [Continue reading. . .]

Friday knitting musings for April 24

Friday Knitting Musings for April 24

Friday knitting musings is more than just yarn and needles. One of the projects that I would love to tackle as a new knitting project, maybe in the Fall when we're back to cooler weather, would be prayer shawls. Who doesn't like something warm and cozy thrown over their shoulders? Something made by hand, with yarn in bright colors, or maybe even a … [Continue reading. . .]

Hand knitting yarn

Your Knitting Questions Answered . . . Part Four

Your knitting questions answered . . . Part 4 -- Funny how the week seems to get away from me. In between housecleaning, dog walking, babysitting, and copywriting, I hardly find time to write these posts. AND there's knitting. Gotta get it in every day. Knitting is one fix I can live with. If only I could get my dogs to learn how to empty the … [Continue reading. . .]

Woman in dungeon knitting

Friday Knitting Musings

Friday knitting musings seemed like a good thing to do. As I write this post, I'm very tired. I may knit tonight; I may not. I got up at 5:00 A.M. and drove to my son Rob's house to watch the girls all day. He leaves for work by 5:30 and my DIL Lisa was doing a "two-day"; that's overnight in flight attendant lingo. She flew to Houston Wednesday … [Continue reading. . .]

Knitting pattern

Who Wants to Learn How to Follow Knitting Patterns?

Who wants to learn how to follow knitting patterns? Isn't it fun to know how to knit? Just thinking about those projects I've got sitting around here and there ("what a mess" my 2 year old grand daughter Julia would say!) and I can't WAIT to get back to them. Here's what I'm working on this week, a pretty new scarf which uses the Crystal … [Continue reading. . .]

Knitting Gauge ruler

How to Gauge Your Knitting

How to Gauge Your Knitting or why one size doesn't fit all! What exactly is gauge? Before you ever begin to knit, there are a few basics to know. One of these basics is called gauge. You see it mentioned in most knitting pattern directions. It refers to the tightness or the looseness of your knitting. When you look at whatever it is you're … [Continue reading. . .]

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Spotlight on Affordable Knitting Yarns

The Spotlight is on Affordable Knitting Yarn in this post. THIS is one of knitting's most asked question. If you've been knitting long enough, inevitably here comes the question about yarn. And rightly so. If you buy an expensive thing and you never use it, I don't think there's a point to it. Tom Selleck   Ever take a look at the … [Continue reading. . .]

knitting needles and yarns

Do You Struggle With Too Many Knitting Projects at Once?

Do you struggle with too many knitting projects at once, too? In my inner circle of life, there are no knitters. Sad to say, but true. In time, I'm hoping to teach my grand daughters, Julia and Marisa how to knit and purl. Get them while they're little I say; they'll listen to Grammy! Because I'm all wise and knowing. For now. Looking at my … [Continue reading. . .]

Knitting Questions Answered Part Three

Part Three of Your Knitting Questions. . . Answered!

So here we are at Part Three of your knitting questions . . . answered! A few weeks ago I did a second post about knitting questions most of have as we learn knitting, and even go beyond the basics. So, two or three times every month I will be introducing more knitting questions into the mix. :) It's SO helpful when there is the answer I've … [Continue reading. . .]

Glass with balls of yarn for knitting

Want to Be Happy? Learn Knitting!

Want to be happy? Learn knitting plain and simple. One of my pet projects for this month of March, which is National Craft Month, btw, is to get my knitting ORGANIZED! That will take some doing. B-U-T . . . there is nothing I love more than to surround myself with all my knitting attachments. Because that's what they seem like to me. They are … [Continue reading. . .]

victorian scarf

Friday Knitting Musings, or How to Knit a Scarf

Friday Knitting Musings, or how to knit a scarf without 1,001 things getting in the way! So, here it is the end of another week. How they go by so quickly is just beyond me! One minute it's Monday morning and then it's Friday all over again. Today we are expecting more . . . dare I say it . . . snow!! Really. More yarn came this week. Now I … [Continue reading. . .]

Stanwood Yarn Ball Winder

Do You Use a Yarn Ball Winder? A Review of One

Do you use a yarn ball winder or are you still looking? I love anything that will make my knitting easier! Whether I find lighter needles or a new line of yarn that floats effortlessly along, I like everything that just gives us a little extra boost when we pick up our yarn and needles. … [Read More...]

Adventures in Yarn Farming book

Adventures in Yarn Farming – A Book Review

Here's another book review this one on "Adventures in Yarn Farming" Have you ever wondered how the yarn you see in stores gets there? I mean, yarn comes from somewhere. All the colors and all the fibers; it is a cornucopia of yarntopia (that rhymes!) all over the place. Especially in real yarn … [Read More...]

Knitting Amazing Patterns

Knitting Patterns That Are Amazing!

Knitting patterns that are amazing can be found if you really look hard enough. Just do a "knitting patterns" search on Google or wherever, and up pops numerous pages of links that may help you and then again, may not. And besides, who wants to go through 9, 430,000 search results anyway! My life … [Read More...]

Knitting Lace book by Susanna Lewis

Knitting Lace, A Book Review

Knitting Lace, a book review for you! I love lace knitting. What can I say? It has always intrigued me, a little like a professor years ago telling our British History class that she wasn't going into the "Wars of the Roses" because it was "too complicated, with too many players" to talk about. … [Read More...]

Complete Beginners Guide

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Knitting – Review

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Knitting - a review for you! Once in a while I think back to those days, a long time ago, when I was just learning how to knit. In the VERY beginning, I think I stuck with practice squares; just going over the knit and purl stitches again and again until they felt … [Read More...]

Book review word cloud

Kids Knit! Simple Steps To Nifty Projects

Knitting books abound. It seems one or two new ones are published every week. While I enjoy poking through the newest books for adult knitters, it's also fun to see what authors are writing for future generations of knitters, too. Because I believe that the best things in life are hand-made. Seems … [Read More...]

spotlight on affordable knitting yarn

Yarns For You and a Story Too!

Just a quick post to tell you about some very cute yarn! But, before I get to that, let me tell you this. For my birthday, one of the gifts I received from my daughter, Stephanie, was a little book of indulgences. I'm not talking about the Catholic kind, either, for all you Catholics out there. (I … [Read More...]

Red Heart Super Saver

So You Think You Know Red Heart Yarn

Knitting yarn is everywhere. And you don't need to be inside to see it; look around your favorite parks and haunts and you just may see some yarn dangling here and there. I've noticed it even in Halloween decorations, stringing one set of lights to another or keeping all those pumpkins and ghosts … [Read More...]

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how to knit a scarf

How to Knit a Scarf

How to knit a scarf may seem perfectly simple. In fact, it's one of the nicest things to do, to knit. And something that pops right to mind when you think of knitting. Which makes me remember way back when I was just learning to knit. I was lucky enough to be best friends with a girl who loved … [Read more . . . ]

Hand knitting yarn

Your Knitting Questions Answered . . . Part Four

Your knitting questions answered . . . Part 4 -- Funny how the week seems to get away from me. In between housecleaning, dog walking, babysitting, and copywriting, I hardly find time to write these posts. AND there's knitting. Gotta get it in every day. Knitting is one fix I can live with. If only … [Read more . . . ]

Knitting pattern

Who Wants to Learn How to Follow Knitting Patterns?

Who wants to learn how to follow knitting patterns? Isn't it fun to know how to knit? Just thinking about those projects I've got sitting around here and there ("what a mess" my 2 year old grand daughter Julia would say!) and I can't WAIT to get back to them. Here's what I'm working on this … [Read more . . . ]

Knitting Gauge ruler

How to Gauge Your Knitting

How to Gauge Your Knitting or why one size doesn't fit all! What exactly is gauge? Before you ever begin to knit, there are a few basics to know. One of these basics is called gauge. You see it mentioned in most knitting pattern directions. It refers to the tightness or the looseness of your … [Read more . . . ]

Knitting Questions Answered Part Three

Part Three of Your Knitting Questions. . . Answered!

So here we are at Part Three of your knitting questions . . . answered! A few weeks ago I did a second post about knitting questions most of have as we learn knitting, and even go beyond the basics. So, two or three times every month I will be introducing more knitting questions into the mix. … [Read more . . . ]

Knitted stitches on wooden needles

Part Two of Your Knitting Questions . . . Answered!

Part Two of Your Knitting Questions . . . Answered!  Part One way back last summer, (was it really warm then?) I wrote this post on The Knitting Answer Book. In it I told you why I love this little book so much. It's simply chock-ful of REAL knitting tips, things you can use right now and apply to … [Read more . . . ]

ball of blue knitting yarn with needles

Today’s Crazy Knitting Terms

Have you been to your local LYS lately? I used to have (and probably still do, somewhere) a magnetic sign for my car that read, "K2tog."  Just one of those enigmatic knitting symbols that we see in pattern books all the time. Almost mysterious to those who have no idea what it means. Those are … [Read more . . . ]

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Four Most-Asked Knitting Forum Questions

I remember when I first learned to knit. My girlfriend Marlene and I bought little how-to knitting books from our local five-and-ten-cent store (what's that, you say?) and armed with some simple yarn and knitting needles tried to make our yarn look just like the pictures in the book. That little … [Read more . . . ]

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