Between work and knitting for others, it’s hard to find the time to knit for myself. I managed to squeeze some in during my visit to the Mermaid’s Purl in Wickford, RI, knitting with Lizzie and her customers, and also on a trip to Maine. I was finally able to finish this cute wool sweater that I have been working on for months. I was so excited about finishing but I had to find the perfect buttons. Read more
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My housemates have a nickname for me. They call me a “yarnie.” It’s true… I want to knit all of the time. It takes a lot of strength to try and not knit. I can’t relax without some yarn and needles in hand. I’ll admit it, I am a yarn addict. Read more
If you read my post last week, you’ll know that I’ve been trying to teach myself how to use the magic loop method. I promised that I would start my next pair of socks using this method…
Socks are one of my favorite things to knit. I love making them from start to finish. A sock is small enough to fit conveniently in my bag and travel with me wherever I go. Although sock knitting keeps me calm in stressful situations, it can be frustrating when my stitches slide off my double pointed needles. Read more
Recently, I had the pleasure of visiting Spinning Yarns in New Hampshire for a day. I got to know Margot (the owner), Kerri, and Dianna (Margot’s mom!). It was so wonderful! I joined in on their morning class where everyone brought the project they were working on. All of the knitters were helping each other and sharing ideas. It was a day filled with knitting and great conversation! We discussed everything from our favorite yarns and patterns to techniques we found confusing. Read more
Finally getting to a point where you feel confident enough to knit sweaters is so exciting! I recommend all beginning knitters have no fear about knitting sweaters – it is so much fun!
Have you ever been happily knitting away when you look down at your needles and, to your surprise, realize you have the wrong stitch count? Confused, you look over all of your knitting (both right and wrong sides) and can’t seem to find a mistake. What do you do next!?