obsessed as we are with the art form, is quickly going to begin producing far more in the way of warm things than are needed by even an arctic-bound knitter. Knitting breeds generosity, true...but perhaps in a hurry to avoid burying ourselves in hand-knits. There are only so many scarves one knitter can use.” ― Stephanie … Continue reading “Your average knitter,
I know, I'm a little late with a 2017 reflection post. It's hard to believe its March! I do have a perfectly good excuse for not writing for the past 4 months. Are you ready? My little family will grow by one this year - I'm expecting a new baby! I have felt absolutely terrible … Continue reading A glance at 2017 – the Year of Knitting
I don't know how many times a day that I utter, "my day job is getting in the way." On a daily basis, I commiserate with one of my co-worker friends about the subject. Both of us would much rather be knitting than working. Who wouldn't rather be at home enjoying their hobby as opposed … Continue reading Getting in the Way
Last year for Christmas I decided knit all of the kids in my family scarves as gifts. This was a fine idea except that I made the decision to jump into this activity about 2 weeks before Christmas. I managed to make about 7 scarves, quite literally just in time, binding off the last scarf … Continue reading Shift into High Gear for Holiday Knitting!
Well, maybe summer time is not for wearing sweaters but surely for knitting them, right? I think my next big knitting challenge will be to knit a sweater! I've been thinking about it for some time now and I'm ready to dive in! First stop for the perfect beginner pattern search was Ravelry (of course!). … Continue reading summer time is for sweaters?
A few months ago, I purchased 55 Christmas Balls to Knit and so far I have completed three of the ball patterns from the book! Yay! These little balls are both challenging and fun! I never thought I would be able to knit a three dimensional object but the pattern and instructions are actually pretty easy … Continue reading having a ball!
Admittedly, I am a new-ish knitter, but I consider myself a little more than a beginner. I learned to knit many (many) years ago and dabbled from time to time, collecting supplies here and there. I picked up knitting again this past Christmas in order to crank out some gifts for family and friends. I … Continue reading the knitting guild association / master knitter
This past weekend went by way too quickly! Luckily for me, I spent some good quality time knitting in the afternoon and evening which was great! It was pretty warm and humid each day but nice enough in the evenings to sit outside in the biergarten and enjoy the mosquitoes...I mean cool evening breezes. I … Continue reading knitting in the sunshine
Doesn't it feel great when you finally finish a big project? I'm always so excited when I finished a knitting pattern because that means those knitting needles can be used for another project! I love how that works. I've completed two really big knitting projects lately, both were challenging, but only one made me happy. … Continue reading A Finished Project = A New Project!
Believe it or not, I have been knitting! I have a few projects going at the moment that I would love to finish. I need to free up some needles so that I can start more projects! It's a vicious cycle. The first project is the Frango Sampler Scarf. I have been working on this … Continue reading there and back again!