Important Things to Know About “Where the Wild Sheep Roam” – a Review

Review Where the Wild Sheep Roam (Screenshot taken from Ravelry)

As you all know I’ve recently completed the Where the Wild Sheep Roam cardigan for Tiny Wolf. I’m still absolutely in love with it and there are many beautiful examples of other finished projects over on Ravelry. If you are anything like me then gazing at beautiful knit items makes you want to knit them yourself. Immediately. Do you feel… Read more »

How to Know If You Are a Process vs Product Knitter

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process vs product knitter - which are you?

So you are a knitter. And you’ve always heard of those two types: Process vs product knitters. But which type are you? Do you even fall into one of those categories or can you be both? Can your type change over time? Why should you care which category you fall into? I recently came across the subject of process vs… Read more »

Why I Bought Interweave Knits Fall 2017 and Loved It

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Interweave Knits Fall 2017 - Astral Road Ruana cover (screenshot taken from Interweave Website)

I used to have an Interweave Knits subscription for a while. There were however so many other publications that interested me more. But then I saw the cover of this issue. And I checked out some of the images on the Interweave website. And I knew I had to pick this one up again. There were simply too many beautiful projects… Read more »

How to Steek for the Absolute Beginner

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How to steek - Cutting the steek - it's not as scary as you might think!

If you’re following me on Twitter you know I’ve recently cut my first steek. I had been knitting on the cardigan for a while and was both excited and afraid at the prospect of cutting the steek. It turns out: Cutting into your knitting is a lot less scary and much more fun than I thought. And steeking really isn’t… Read more »

7 Beautiful & Stretchy Cast Ons You Need to Know

Stretched Jenny's Stretchy Slip Knot Cast On

I think we’ve all been there. You’ve knit a beautiful pair of socks, a hat or sweater only to find out that the cast on ended up too tight. Even though you had swatched and everything seemed to match the needed gauge. Some projects need a cast on with more stretch to it than your usual cast on might offer…. Read more »

Warning: Contains Crab, Wild Wolves and Knitting

So we’re back. And the vacation was great even though the weather wasn’t as good as it could have been. Tiny Wolf got a cold of course. But she spent more time being wet than dry, really. And she just loves water (in German we say “Wasserratte” to kids like that). Little Wolf can swim now. Actually, I should say, he… Read more »

Knitting Fundamentals: 4 Basic Cast Ons You Need to Know

Long Tail Cast On (on a kid's cardigan I need to repair)

How you begin something is always important. It’s important to relationships, to writing and to buildings. So it shouldn’t come as a surprise that it’s important to knitting as well. Maybe not as important as it is to buildings – lives are seldom lost to a bad cast on. But a knitters sanity might get fried. Today I want to introduce… Read more »

How to Avoid Problems With Your Vacation Knitting

This was the view from the lawn behind our apartment - beautiful Baltic Sea

Are you planning a nice summer getaway? Maybe a little trip to a beach or a lake? And of course you are planning on knitting there but you don’t really know what would make a good vacation knitting project? Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a project (or two or three) and some patterns for… Read more »

How to Avoid Problems with Your Travel Knitting

While traveling you likely won't have much space, so your project should be sized accordingly

So, you are going on vacation and you want to take some travel knitting? But you don’t know what to take? Or what you should consider when choosing a project? In this first part of my two part series on vacationing as a knitter, I’ll tell you about what you may have to think about and add a little bit… Read more »