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 […]

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 […]

Free Knitting Patterns and Other October Musings

I love this time of the year. Maybe because October 22nd is my wedding anniversary and the 24th is my birthday. That, and the fact that we usually take a ride out to Bucks County, PA and tool around Peddler’s Village with a stop at the winery and it all adds up to a pretty […]

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 […]

Babies & Blankets; Knitting Perfection

Did you know that just about anything you see in your house can be knitted? I’m not talking about furniture or appliances, of course, but just looking around a room there’s plenty that can be knitted. Nowadays, there’s a book or an instruction for all kinds of accessories, knick-knacks, possessions, “stuff” that we own. Pillows, […]

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 […]

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. Even doggie accessories, wrist-warmers or jewelry.   It’s February and […]

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 […]

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 everything goes. Certain […]