Summer Knitting

Yes, I know -it’s been forever and a day since I posted over here. Not that I haven’t been knitting… Although I do find that during the summer I don’t generally do as much knitting as in the colder months. It’s just too hard to knit when your hands are sweaty. But I did actually […]

OTN: Ruffle scarf!

I just had to share because I know these are becoming really popular and I finally decided that I just had to try making one myself. And it’s such an easy and quick knit – for something that turns out so pretty… Perfect for gift-making! The yarn I bought is called Starbella. There were several […]

To ‘frog’ or not to ‘frog’…

That was the question that faced me a few days ago.  See this partially knitted sock? The one I’ve been working on (rather slowly) for the past few weeks? Yeah, so this particular sock no longer exists. I’d gotten pretty far along – I finished the leg portion, knit the heel flap, turned the heel, […]

A pair of gloves – and just in time too

Very strange weather we’re having here in Michigan this week. For several days it was mild and sunny, and all of the snow that we got a couple of weeks before melted. This morning was still somewhat mild but cloudy. And right after lunchtime it began to snow. I don’t think it’s let up yet […]

One down, one to go!

I feel slightly like a Michael Jackson video at this point – although I don’t think I’m wearing my single glove out anywhere in public, lol. But I am pretty happy with how it turned out, although there are a few things that I’d like to do differently for glove #2. Whether or not I […]

What’s there to do when snowed in…

But knit, of course! I finally started a new project tonight – it took a little while for me to figure out what I wanted to do. And I’ll probably end up with 2 things going concurrently just so I don’t run into this whole thing again of not having anything to work on once […]

She’ll be able to wear them – barely

So let’s just say that I’m not exactly an expert at knitting socks. And apparently I’m even less of an expert at sizing them correctly. Next time I’ll make sure to measure the feet and knit the socks to the correct length – I was pretty much just excited to get them done at this […]

It’s (still) all about socks…

I seem to be on a mission lately – I’m having so much fun making socks that I really haven’t had any kind of motivation to try anything else. And there’s nothing wrong with that – because socks are not only fun and cute to look at, but useful when it’s 20 degrees outside. Right?  […]

Kids socks are easier–and quicker. Who knew?!

Well, I’ve been moving along on my first kid-sized sock, knitted again on dpns. I’ve watched a couple of videos about Magic Loop and feel like I might be ready to actually try that next, but I want to make sure I’ve got the whole sock concept down first. One thing I am doing differently […]

Learning more as I go along

It’s funny how much more I know now about knitting than I did when I started out a couple of years ago. And how much more I know that I yet need to learn… Sometimes lessons are discovered well after they happened – and past mistakes come back to, well bite me. For example, a […]