Christmas Patterns to Knit

It’s Friday once again! This week has been a tough one. Difficulties with jobs, cellphones, and wondering about the future (you know all the news about Ebola, etc.) and it makes me want to just pick up my knitting needles and go crazy! Do nothing but knit! Knit until all my stash is gone. Until […]

Do You Know Your Knitting Needles?

When you think about knitting, what comes to mind? Is it the yarn you’ll be using? How about the finished product? Or the knitting stitches you’ll be needing? Chances are it’s one of those three things; but it’s rarely your knitting needles. Oh, they’re there alright; but never seem to be of much importance. But […]

Knitting Yarns for those Ghosts at the Inn

Ten years ago already, my husband and I owned an Inn in New Hampshire. Also, known as a bed and breakfast, it was a dream come true to be innkeepers! The inn itself is a beautiful, old Greek Revival home, which was built in 1853. It housed the family of Benjamin Prescott. There were ten […]

Top 5 Charity Knitting Sites Online

One of my very favorite things to do in mid-summer when I lived in Pennsylvania was to walk with my dogs to the beginning of our unpaved road, walk out onto the secondary road (which took you after a four-mile drive up to Rt. 6), cross over to the other side of that secondary road […]

How to Knit With Arthritis; What To Do When It Hurts

I still have a blanket that my mom started knitting years ago. She never finished it and I didn’t have the heart to throw it away. She suffered terribly with rheumatoid arthritis and  I’m convinced it was the medications and their side effects that put her on the road to an early death. In her […]

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 […]

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 […]

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, it’s […]