I recently had a conversation with a fellow knitter about stitch markers. There had been a little confusion about removable versus non-removable stitch markers, and I realized that maybe some other folks would benefit from a little discussion about the types of markers and all the wonderful ways you can use them. First up, there's… Continue reading How to Use Stitch Markers
Wondering what to buy for a knitter? It can be hard... we all love yarn but how do we choose yarn for someone else? Instead, I've brainstormed a short list of a few ideas for fun or useful, non-yarn, knitting themed gifts. The Mason Dixon girls have the perfect solution - A Coloring Book for… Continue reading Amy’s Thread: Last Minute Gifts for Crafters
For this month's Sweater Challenge (I like to call it the sweater smackdown), everyone in the office is knitting Calleta. I'm not sure that I am going to finish my Calleta by the end of the month, but I do hope to finish the project because I love the sweater so much! I am a bit… Continue reading Emily Explains: How do you keep track of your knitting?
I have always liked garments with seams. I understand seamed garments. My mind visualizes in flat patterns, that can be put together to create a new form. However, I'm slowly learning seamless knitting techniques, which means little to no finishing! In my opinion that is pretty awesome, except for one small detail...picking up the stitches. I'm sort… Continue reading Emily Explains: A Little Trick For Picking Up Stitches