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

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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 »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 2: Browser tools

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Last week I told you all about how to make charts on your computer with office software and the like. This week I will show you two more ways to make knitting charts all from within your browser without having to install anything. There are two different types of software: chart generators and chart editors. Chart generators If you want… Read more »

4 different ways to make knitting charts – Part 1: Office software & knitting fonts

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 As I’ve told you before, I am currently knitting up the socks I have designed. It’s slow going because the yarn is quite black and I mostly knit in the late evening when it’s dark. But I want to write up the pattern as I go along to post it on Ravelry at a later time as a free… Read more »

Knitting through the chaos

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All together now

And here I return from my unplanned hiatus. My son is now officially a four-year-old. The wolflings have a play room, that used to be our in-home office. Our desks are now in much smaller corners of the living room. The move successfully trashed the entire apartment, which I got to clean up over the week following the move along… Read more »

Too little knitting time

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My current knitting projects

I didn’t get a whole lot of knitting done in the past two weeks. Too much to do in my “free time” that didn’t pair well with knitting. Like laundry, birthday party planning (my son will turn 4 soon and I had to make a couple of invitations that looked like Lego bricks…), going to the playground with the kids… Read more »

Adventures in stain removal

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Tiny Wolf in Lovely Rita - taken before the cocoa incident

For last Christmas, I knit my daughter a dress. That’s Lovely Rita by Martina Behm. (She looks absolutely adorable in it and I think I will knit it again in a larger size when she’s grown out of it.) Her grandma gave her and Little Wolf some cocoa to drink. My then 17-month-old daughter had unfortunately already removed her bib and… Read more »