Four Most-Asked Knitting Forum Questions

I remember when I first learned to knit. My girlfriend Marlene and I bought little how-to knitting books from our local five-and-ten-cent store (what’s that, you say?) and armed with some simple yarn and knitting needles tried to make our yarn look just like the pictures in the book. That little book cost just 35 […]

Do Not Read This Unless You Love To Knit!

Today is a rainy day. Pouring down rain as a matter of fact. A very good day for staying inside and knitting. Or cleaning. Or organizing. Or reading. Or watching the football playoffs. In fact, the rain began as a little ice and two people fell on the sidewalks coming out of Mass this morning. […]

Swanky Scarf Christmas Knitting Pattern

Who isn’t busy this month? It’s a good thing too, because the weather (if you want to call it such) has been so HORRIBLE, you don’t notice it when you’re immersed in everything else. Really, just day after day of rain, snow showers, and the occasional snow burst, like we’re getting right now. Where the […]

How to Give a Great Handmade Knitting Gift

Did you know as a knitter you qualify for DIY status? I don’t think you can claim that as a deduction on your taxes or anything (wouldn’t that be neat!) but it surely puts us in a very special category, one that not just anyone can claim. Of course because we love making something from […]

Here Come Those Special Knitting Holidays

October. That most beautiful of months. Mornings are usually cold, followed by afternoons kissed by the sun’s rays, then nights that become crisp and clear again. Well, not every day; but enough to make your thoughts turn to fireplaces, afghans, and cozy corners of your home as you settle down indoors to knit.     Halloween, followed […]

What Are YOU Knitting for Birthdays and Holidays?

Knitting is one of those hobbies that just keep looking better the more you knit. Actually I think that’s how it is with most things in life; the more you do them, the better they become and the easier they are to do. Once you have the knit and purl stitches mastered, there’s no reason […]

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 […]

Seashells by The Seashore Scarf

Summer beckons with its warm days and sultry nights. Especially when we get into the heart of summer, July and August, effort seems to want to fly out the window. And that’s okay. Stepping back from obligation and replacing it with possibilities often takes the pressure off. We usually strive so hard and taking a […]

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 […]

April Raindrops Scarf

April is a pretty month. Often it starts out as quite stark and gray; not a lot going on outside. Inevitably though, the warmth of the sun begins to make its way through the bare trees and soften the earth and warm the air. Sunny days are interspersed with rainy ones and this year those […]