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 close together. […]

Book Review – The Knowledgeable Knitter

Knitting has so many facets to it; you could say it shines like a yarn mosaic!  There’s so much to know and so many different ways to learn knitting. You could concentrate on knitting stitches, or yarns, accessories, knitting patterns, books and magazines, and knitting websites and blogs. There is SO much information available to […]

Simply Soft Light Yarn Review

In a previous post about yarn, I talked about Carons’ Simply Soft yarn and why I love it so much! For me, it is just the most perfect yarn to knit with. Project after project can be knit with Simply Soft. Acrylic yarn is not always my first choice, but in this case, there’s nothing […]

Scarves and Shawls For Yarn Lovers Book Review

Simple is amazing! So says author Carri Hammett about her new book, “Scarves and Shawls For Yarn Lovers.” She’s absolutely right! Working with classic colors and the simplest of knitting stitches, you can create the most beautiful scarves and shawls you’ve ever seen. One of these days I will begin a real tutorial all about […]

The Beginners Guide to Knitting: A Book Review

You know how it is. Seems a new knitting book comes along about every hour on the hour! You just can’t keep up. If you like hardcover, paperback, or digital, there is always something for you!   Just the other day, in my inbox, was a sample from Amazon for new knitting books. In taking […]

Lace from the Attic – A Book Review

There are so many aspects of knitting to love. Traditional knit and purl stitches create beautiful knitting projects; cable stitches bring out your expertise in afghans or sweaters; dropped stitches add to whatever you’re knitting in wavy rows, and ribbing and edgings are so versatile that you never have to knit the same one twice. […]

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 project. In one […]

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 […]

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 […]

Knitting Bags 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 2-hour car […]