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!

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Knitting Stitches

In my previous post,  "3 Most Popular Knitting Stitches"   we started at the beginning. With knit and purl. There is that third popular knitting stitch which I've asked all of YOU to tell me. In this post, I want to tell you all about the 5 not-to-be-missed

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Knitting Stitches 5 Not-To-Be-Missed Knitting Stitches

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

Knitting A Memory In My Mind Knitting A Memory In My Mind

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?

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Don’t ya know? We just had a blue moon. The last day of August, the 31st, was the second full moon in the month. Better known to all as a blue moon. Now that summer is coming to a close; seasons come and they go so quickly,

Once in a Blue Moon Once in a Blue Moon
Love & Hate signs

5 Things I Hate About Knitting!

What?!  Things I hate about knitting ? ? ? ? How can that possibly be? I love to knit; think it about it all day long, my projects, the yarn, what I'll knit next. It's never-ending. Especially who I will knit for. So, there's my dilemma. Who would've thought! Hobbies and interests are things we create for ourselves because we love them, because … [Continue reading. . .]

scarf in the shape of a heart

3 Best Benefits of Knitting

Did you know that knitting is GOOD for you? Actually, good for you! As in a health benefit? Just think about this crazy world we live in. From the moment we get up each day, life is a rush. From waiting in lines to traffic jams, stuck elevators and cancelled business meetings, frustration runs amuck! Then we get home and there's dinner to make, … [Continue reading. . .]

Love my knitting

5 Not-To-Be-Missed Knitting Stitches

In my previous post,  "3 Most Popular Knitting Stitches"   we started at the beginning. With knit and purl. There is that third popular knitting stitch which I've asked all of YOU to tell me. In this post, I want to tell you all about the 5 not-to-be-missed knitting stitches. You will find these in just about every pattern you pick up! Not all … [Continue reading. . .]

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3 Most Popular Knitting Stitches

I love to look around the Web and see what other knitters are searching for. What IS it that is the burning knit question? Knitting is such a beautiful craft, I could talk about it all day long! There's so much to see. Just waltz into a knitting shop, and you won't take two steps in before you're thoroughly overwhelmed with a fiber and color … [Continue reading. . .]

Scarf in Spangle yarn

Sparkly Spangle Scarf

There is nothing I love so much as sparkly knitting! It must remind me of beautiful jewelry; gorgeous gold pieces that shine, delightful bracelets that jingle and jangle and jaw-dropping rings that may or may not be precious gems. They sparkle all the same.   Knitting is so much fun, if you are not a knitter and you are reading this, … [Continue reading. . .]

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Knitting Without Knitting, A Book Review About “Yarns”

We all love to knit! There never seems to be enough time in the day to pick up our needles and yarn and go to it. Many times we leave knitting for the end of a day when all other "work" has been done; then after a few rows we're so tired we can't go on for much longer! Has that happened to you? I know I'm in that club. Occasionally, there is … [Continue reading. . .]

Stacked teacups with yarn

What Is Your Favorite Yarn to Knit With?

Don't you love all of the choices we have? Everywhere we go there are mounds of goodies to be had! Just walking into any supermarket I am still struck with everything that is there! It's truly amazing. A cheese shop, the deli, baked breads and a bakery, a pharmacy, produce, household goods, flowers and plants, food-to-go, and aisles and aisles of … [Continue reading. . .]

Items for knitting and sewing

The Four Essential Knitting Tools

Some people say that the best gifts are those that come from the heart. And they would be right!  But let’s face it; a lot of us would want to receive something tangible; something we can see in the more physical sense. You think it’s impossible? Well, think again. Knitting is a technique practiced over centuries of turning mere yarns and … [Continue reading. . .]

picture of a baby blanket

Knitting Like It Was Yesterday

I must be in a reflective mood. Who knows, what with all the talk of the Beatles coming to America fifty years ago already, makes me think back on a lot of different things. All of their #1 hits, I played them hundreds of times on my record player and listened on my little transistor radio. I was there; I remember that. How nothing stays the … [Continue reading. . .]

Christmas 2013

Christmas Treasure Scarf

It's been a busy month! Thanksgiving came and went in a rush, then our second grand daughter, Marisa Marie, made her appearance on Monday, December 2. In between babysitting, dog walking, Christmas shopping, and knitting, there wasn't much time left over for anything else. (Throw in a lost weekend due to a stomach flu.) I love this time of year. … [Continue reading. . .]

Yarn spells love

A Cornucopia of Knitting Know-How, Part 2

Knitting is a wonderful hobby. There are so many things to make; you can be working on a different pattern every month or taking months to finish one large project. Variations abound, and you never have to feel as if what you knit will be just like the last thing you knitted. That's the fun and the challenge to knitting! Having some basics is … [Continue reading. . .]

basket with balls of yarn

A Cornucopia of Knitting Know-How, Part 1

I have very vivid memories of working in a German restaurant called The Cornucopia. It was in an old, brown house which was large enough to be an Inn, but was now just a place to get a really good meal. The dining room had tablecloths and cloth napkins, there were pretty plants in the windows, and all sizes of glassware and fine china would come … [Continue reading. . .]

SoLittleTime

So Much to Knit, So Little Time

Finally settling down in my new home. It's a far cry from where we were living; no gravel roads, no deer, no turkeys, no vast spaces of woods and fields. Just suburban NJ in all its retail splendor. But, this is home, this is where I come from. Traffic can be a nightmare, but there's always a back road. No more long road trips to see my children … [Continue reading. . .]

Happy Birthday America.

Fireworks Emeralds and All That Jazz

Scarves seem to be everywhere you look. Sometimes you see them in the most unusual of places. There seems to be no end to the colors and textures that scarves come in. Yet, I get the feeling if I purchase one of these store scarves, I’m going to be seeing myself coming and going. That’s why it’s such fun to knit scarves. No two need to be alike, … [Continue reading. . .]

Julia standing watching TV

Cupcakes and Grace for a First Birthday

Just For Fun Knitted Projects Nothing makes my day quite like knitting! Well, maybe a good cup of tea. But, if I can’t find some time in the day to pick up my needles and yarn, something’s wrong! We all lead busy and productive lives, and there should be something that captures our attention when work is done. Developing a worthwhile hobby is a … [Continue reading. . .]

Dog tangled in yarn

Tote That Load: Yarn and All!

Does your living room look like mine? If you are a knitter, I'll bet it does. Let me guess, knitting needles strewn on end tables, instruction books willy-nilly, and of course, yarn everywhere! Oh, I organize it as best I can, but every day it gets re-arranged according to my current knitting … [Read More...]

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A Book Review of “Learn To Knit Love To Knit”

I know, I know, you buy the knitting needles and yarn, go online to a knitting help site, get that first stitch knotted on the needle, and think you'll learn to knit within the hour.  After two hours (if you last that long), you're thinking "there must be a better way!" Well, there is. In Anna … [Read More...]

storm damage

URGENT NOTICE – Never Be In the Dark Again With a Stitch Light!

In my recent blog post from November 8, 2012, I talked about how Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New Jersey that I know so well.  In fact, I couldn’t even publish one word of my getting through the big blow, because for 5 days I was, too, without any electricity or cable service. To that … [Read More...]

Un panier à tricot rempli de jolies pelotes de laines

A Knitting Place for Everything and Everything In Its Place

Knitting has for me taken center-stage for many years. Really, I do believe there’s no getting through the day without the thought that somewhere along the line I will sit down with my needle and yarns. Ah bliss! So whenever I travel, my knitting comes along. And so should yours! Whether it’s a … [Read More...]

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Teach Yourself Visually Knitting

I’m sure you have been impressed by people who make things with their hands. I know I am. I love going to craft fairs usually at Christmas-time and looking at all the talent that is for sale. Jewelry, woodworking, ceramics, flower art, and all things fiber art. Just how do they do that? Well, … [Read More...]

OceanBreezes

Ocean Breezes: Scarves Inspired by the Sea

      Just when you thought there are too many books about scarves on the market, Sheryl Thies’s new book Ocean Breezes: Knitted Scarves Inspired by the Sea definitely throws that idea right out of your head.  Sheryl offers you 25 new and different ways to keep your neck … [Read More...]

Knitting bag, needles, yarn and buttons

Hot Hot Hot! Newest Scarf Yarns

   Let me say this first, I love to knit scarfs! They are the most fun and best accessory in the world. And, best of all, anyone can learn how to knit a scarf. It doesn’t matter if you’ve been knitting since the 1970’s or if you just picked up a pair of knitting needles last month. There … [Read More...]

KaffeFassett

A Review of Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color

 Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography             I must say, I have been a fan of Kaffe Fassett's for over twenty years now. His newest book called Kaffe Fassett: Dreaming in Color: An Autobiography is certainly one of the reasons why I am such a … [Read More...]

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teacups and yarn

2014 . . .Can You Hear Me Now?

Really!  Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Years just came and went! Look behind you, there they are! This time of year is just perfect for new beginnings. It's a time to clean closets and throw out old stuff when putting away all the decorations. In my house it's such fun to decide where … [Read more . . . ]

basket with balls of yarn

A Cornucopia of Knitting Know-How, Part 1

I have very vivid memories of working in a German restaurant called The Cornucopia. It was in an old, brown house which was large enough to be an Inn, but was now just a place to get a really good meal. The dining room had tablecloths and cloth napkins, there were pretty plants in the windows, and … [Read more . . . ]

Pink yarn in shape of heart

7 of My Favorite Knitting Things

  Knitting is just such fun! Whether you are scarf knitting, afghan knitting, sweater knitting, baby knitting, Christmas knitting or any other knitting, there are countless patterns and knitting frills to keep you in stitches every day! Usually, for the most part, thoughts don’t go beyond … [Read more . . . ]

Cozy Fireplace

Curly Knitted Scarves: Why You Don’t Want Them

  Now that we are right in the middle of winter, knitting a scarf may be one of the things on your to-do list this month. Nothing is more frustrating, though, than knitting a pretty scarf only to watch it curl up like last month’s Christmas ribbon. Pretty, but not what you’re looking … [Read more . . . ]

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5 Tips for Scarf Knitting

Does your newest knitted scarf look like an inner tube? Is your scarf long enough to wrap around your neck and three other people, too? Have you decided on the perfect scarf pattern and then find that the yarn is discontinued? Well, help is here. Just read on to find out my 5 tips for scarf … [Read more . . . ]

Messy puppy

Learn Knitting’s 6 Yarn Secrets

There is nothing like a good yarn, so the story goes! All jokes aside, learning any skill or craft takes time; time you should be devoting to finding out all about it. To learn knitting is no different. Just getting the hang of holding both needles at once, or working with a cable needle, or just … [Read more . . . ]

Knitted Stitches on Wooden Needles

7 Surefire Strategies to Get You Started!

New to knitting? Congratulations! Here you sit, maybe with needles and yarn in hand, excited to begin learning a wonderful, new hobby, knitting. You bought the needles, and the yarn, and even an introductory magazine to keep you company. Now what? Fortunately, you have found a little treasure in … [Read more . . . ]

Glass with balls of yarn for knitting

5 Best Reasons to Knit

It's early September, and I can almost hear sleigh bells. Can't you? Don't look now, but summer is on the wane! Without even knowing it, the days are growing shorter, already! Cool breezes are blowing and some foliage is actually going away. But wait! There is a solution....instead of getting … [Read more . . . ]

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