How to Break Bad Knitting Habits, This is Good!

August Knitting Transformations August. A kind of “in-between” month, if you will. Schools are still out, vacations continue, kids are at camp, there’s a quiet build-up to September. The month of New Beginnings. It always feel like that to me, anyway. Which put me in mind of a GREAT organization project for all of my […]

Stress-Free Knitting Patterns

Summertime and the living is easy! Well, I don’t know about that, but it is deep into summer and who wants to think about taking on any kind of complicated knitting project?Just stress-free knitting patterns is what I like in mid-summer. You know the ones I’m talking about; with charts that are 50 rows long […]

Shine a Light, Knitting Bright

Before we made the move BACK to New Jersey in 2013, my husband and I lived in Pike County, PA, which is in the extreme northeast corner of the state. Beautiful, rural, with roads that lead you to places you’ve never seen before and may never see again. We lived in a small association where […]

Blocking Lessons I Learned BEFORE It Was Too Late

Blocking lessons I learned before it was too late. So nice! You’ve finally finished that sweater or block afghan. Methodically, you’ve put all of the pieces together, being EVER so careful. Sleeves fit perfectly into the body pieces and initially, your knitted blocks “seem” to be connecting okay. Then suddenly, everything looks wrong! Nothing is […]

5 Reasons To Buy Knitting Yarn Now

5 reasons to buy knitting yarn now! Wow, this week flew by! One day it’s Monday then it’s the weekend again. When you’re busy time passes quickly. I’m sort of in a limbo this week; in-between writing assignments and waiting to hear back with new work. So, it’s been back to organizing my knitting life. […]

Knitting Yarn – Where Does Yours Come From?

Knitting yarn – where does yours come from? There has been a very interesting discussion going on at Knitting Paradise an extremely informative forum where you can find answers to many of life’s knitting questions. Entitled “Even More Depressed” it’s a lively discussion all about where knitting yarn comes from. There are laments about what […]

Knitting Independently Because You LOVE to Make a Difference

Knitting independently because you LOVE to make a difference! The Fourth of July is upon us! Just like that. We go from freezing temps and icy winds to comfortable clothes and no jackets. Where all the landscape is a wedding-cake world, to green and every other color in-between! And so, my knitting goes on. Just […]

5 Easy Lace Knitting Patterns For Everyone!

5 easy lace knitting patterns for everyone! Just last week I wrote a post about all of the things you need when getting ready to do lace knitting. That pretty openwork look that goes beyond knit and purl. Goes beyond cables and ribbing, even. Lace knitting looks terribly complicated; yet it is usually following a […]

You Want to Yarn Bomb, Try Something Better!

You want to yarn bomb, try this instead! In a recent post, I talked about the knitting fad that has taken hold called arm knitting. I don’t like it. There are a lot of things in life I don’t care for, and this is just one more. You can read all about my disdain for […]

Successfully Learn Lace Knitting in 5 Easy Steps

Successfully learn lace knitting in 5 easy steps and I’m not kidding! Don’t you just love knitted things that look like this? Looks hard to create, doesn’t it? Well, that’s another secret to knitting. It’s not at all what you think. And if you’ve never tried a “lace” knitting stitch, they are easier than you […]