Monthly Archives: July 2017

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 »

Spotlight: 4 awesome German Yarn Stores You Will Like

Rohrspatz & Wollmeise - online yarn store

Today I wanted to tell you about four German IYS (Internet Yarn Stores) I like. These are just four of many. My birthday was just yesterday and it’s easiest to counter the obligatory “What do you want?” questions with a wish list. My in-laws don’t like to order off of Amazon wish lists (don’t ask me why). So I picked out… Read more »

Why it’s great to have a knitter in your family

It's great to know a knitter well, you'll get presents!

This is for you close friends and family members of knitters. You may find knitting dorky. You may be annoyed that the knitter is always knitting. Even when you are going out to eat, to watch a movie or at a party. You may dismay over the mountains of yarn and knitting accessories everywhere. But truly having a knitter close… Read more »

When you are starting out: 8 fun beginner knitting projects

So, you've decided to be a knitter? You have just learned how to cast on and off and how to knit and purl? And now you're wondering where to go from here? What could you knit? And use when it's done? Which projects would be a fun for beginners to learn and practice their knitting skills with?Here I give you 8 types of fun beginner knitting projects. Blog post via sheepamongwolves.net

So, you’ve decided to be a knitter? You have just learned how to cast on and off and how to knit and purl? And now you’re wondering where to go from here? What could you knit? And use when it’s done? Which projects would be a fun for beginners to learn and practice their knitting skills with?Here I give you… Read more »