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 […]

What To Do With That Leftover Knitting Yarn

Knitting yarn is some of the most fun stuff you can buy! After all, aren’t there just so many colors, and fibers, and types of yarn to see? I’m sure if you’re addicted to the world of knitting, then you get numerous knitting catalogs, just like me. From Mary Maxim, Patternworks,KnitPicks, to Herrschner’s and more, […]

Secrets to Knitting Gift Mastery

Tomorrow is Summer!  Isn’t it wonderful! Warm, long days where you never need a sweater or a scarf, hats or mittens. Even afghans, one of my favorite things to knit, sit as decoration on the backs of chairs or sofas; waiting for the cooler weather. That doesn’t mean we can’t be busy knitting them. I’ve […]

What Is Your Favorite Yarn to Knit With?

Don’t you love all of the choices we have? Everywhere we go there are mounds of goodies to be had! Just walking into any supermarket I am still struck with everything that is there! It’s truly amazing. A cheese shop, the deli, baked breads and a bakery, a pharmacy, produce, household goods, flowers and plants, […]

Knitting Like It Was Yesterday

I must be in a reflective mood. Who knows, what with all the talk of the Beatles coming to America fifty years ago already, makes me think back on a lot of different things. All of their #1 hits, I played them hundreds of times on my record player and listened on my little transistor […]

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 […]

March Malaise: A Scarf for One Last Gasp of Winter

Winter just won’t quit!  I think many of you will agree with me. This year we’ve seen more snow this month than all the other winter months. It gets a little tiring to keep waking up to cloudy, snowy, gloomy days. Not being a particularly winter person, I long for sunny, warmer days. Around here, (eastern […]

Why Women Knit

Women have always been known for working with their hands. If we’re not doing intricate needlework, then it might be putting up preserves or canned food, or maybe mastering the fine arts of crochet and knitting. Housework is probably the one thing we all have in common; certainly nothing would get done if not by […]

7 of My Favorite Knitting Things

  Knitting is just such fun! Whether you are scarf knitting, afghan knitting, sweater knitting, baby knitting, Christmas knitting or any other knitting, there are countless patterns and knitting frills to keep you in stitches every day! Usually, for the most part, thoughts don’t go beyond just knitting needles and yarn. Occasionally, when knitting a […]

A Winter Slit Scarf Pattern

Slit scarves seem to be the “in” thing right now. There is nothing nicer than wrapping a beautiful, warm scarf around your neck just as you step outside into the very cold air. Of course, you don’t have to be heading outdoors in order to enjoy wearing pretty scarves. Along with our favorite pieces of […]