Category Archives: Knitter’s Life

Second Sock Syndrome – What It Is and How to Fight It

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Second Sock Syndrome - stockphoto of sock project

If you’re a sock knitter you’ve undoubtedly heard of it before: SSS or Second Sock Syndrome. Another affliction plaguing many knitters. But what can you do if you have it? Which strategies can you attempt to cope with it and which ones have the best chances of working for you? What is the Second Sock Syndrome? SSS usually refers to… Read more »

How to Make Knitting Through the Summer Heat Painless

knitting through the summer heat - Can anyone guess what this pile of yarn is supposed to turn into? A bigger project but lightweight and hopefully the heat wave will end before it gets too uncomfortable

I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling like a roast in the oven. A heat wave has come to stay over Germany (and pretty much the entire northern hemisphere). With temperatures over 34°C (93.2°F), no air conditioning (typical for German homes) and us living right under the roof and with 30°C in our flat even at night – I’m… Read more »

How to Get Stuff Done – Time Management and Planning for Knitters

time management and project planning for knitters

A while ago I received a question about how one could better divide their time between multiple knitting projects. I replied with a few quick ideas and tips, but I thought it would make an excellent subject for the blog. So I did some more research. And apparently, there isn’t that much find on the subject of time management and… Read more »

Books I Love: a Quick Look at The Yarn Whisperer

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yarn whisperer review - No, that's not the correct book. I don't have a physical copy of it but at least this one is also by Clara Parkes (Knitter's Book of Yarn)

Many of us knitters like to read. There are tons of knitting pattern and instruction books out there. Books teaching you a specific method or teaching you about tools of the trade. Stitch bibles with exciting stitch patterns to incorporate into your own design. But there are also books that are about knitting and knitters. The Yarn Whisperer – My… Read more »

Mistakes I Still Make After 10 Years of Knitting

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knitting mistakes - just some yarn

We all know them. We’ve all been guilty of at least some of them in the past or even still in the present. Although we may not always admit to them. Sometimes we get away with them. But more often we don’t. You all know what I’m talking about: Knitting mistakes. These mistakes though are not dropped stitches and miss-crossed… Read more »

How to Knit Faster and Get More Done

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I am sure you’ve been on a tight knitting deadline and wondered if you could still finish on time without forgoing sleep. Or you found yourself wondering why it takes you a month to complete a pair of socks when others need a week or less. Or even watched other, faster knitters and wished you could knit like that (unless you… Read more »

How to Get the Most out of Your Stash

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A small part of some of my oldest stash yarn

The stash, our treasure. Almost all crafters have one, not just fiber enthusiasts. But what is a stash? What can it do for us? And how could we get more out of it? As I am organizing mine, I started thinking about this and tried to figure out what others have said about this subject before. There is a lot on… Read more »

How to Know If You Are a Process vs Product Knitter

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 »

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 »