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 »

9 reasons why you should be a knitter

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9 reasons why you should be a knitter: #1 It's relaxing and healthy!

Do you know someone who is considering learning how to knit but who hasn’t taken the plunge? Someone, who you would like to introduce to this wonderful past time that is so much more than a mere hobby? Someone, who is wondering what’s so great about being a knitter? But you just can’t find the right words, the reasons that… Read more »

3 knitting techniques to try out this year

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3 knitting techniques to try out this year

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what knitting techniques I’d like to learn or try out next. I came up with three. That may not seem like much but considering the huge blanket, I’m also working on and that I’d like to try and design some more this year, that’s plenty! 1 – Intarsia / Argyle socks For… Read more »

To knit or not to knit (when you’re sick)

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Papa Wolf's socks still in progress

Just a short post this week. I’m sick – again – and don’t have much energy for anything. I had wanted to show you the finished pair of Papa Wolf’s socks but… Well, I’m still not finished. It’s crazy how long it takes me to knit a pair of socks now. I used to knit them up in a couple… Read more »

6 easy sock patterns for men

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6 easy sock patterns for men

I recently took a little trip down memory lane (aka my Ravelry project list) and looked up what kind of socks I’ve knit for Papa Wolf before. Not all of the pairs I’ve made over the years actually ended up on my Ravelry account and not all of the ones that did have photos (I’m a really skilled procrastinator). But… Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 3: Chart editor software

4 different way to make knitting charts p3

And now in the third and last part of this series, I’ll give you the fourth way to make knitting charts and introduce a couple of chart editor or designer programs to you. None of these programs is for free but most of them have demos you can try out. I’ve randomly picked four programs that seemed interesting to me…. Read more »