When the going gets tough, the tough get knitting

So far 2020 has been trauma and disaster one after another. Many people have turned to their hobbies to cope. When I was a teenager I worked at the community pool. I had a supervisor there whose favorite chore was to clean the wall length windows. She said the repetitive motion and seeing a taskContinue reading “When the going gets tough, the tough get knitting”

“I Wanna Make A blankie” Review

When I first saw this yarn I fell in love with it. I impulsed bought it and thought I’d give my opinion! The skein is a massive 437 yard cake. It says it is a super bulky weight and can make either a knitted 42″x 42″ or a crochet 33″x 33″ blanket. The label cameContinue reading ““I Wanna Make A blankie” Review”

Dyeing with Kool Aid

I think almost every knitter has thought about dyeing some yarn. I’ve always heard that you can dye yarn with Kool Aid so I thought I’d give it a go. I found some really great tutorials on YouTube. The best ones I found were by ChemKnit Tutorials. She’s got probably 10 videos just on KoolContinue reading “Dyeing with Kool Aid”

I’m a finisher!

This past week my goal has been to finish off my WIP’s. Even though I did cast on the “My Little Secret Crop” by Jessie Maed Designs, I did get some socks completed! The first finished pair of socks is the “Rose City Rollers Littles Edition” by Mara Catherine Bryner. These are a simple sockContinue reading “I’m a finisher!”

Quarantine Knitting

I have been carelessly casting on. If I’ve got the needles and the yarn I’ve just been going for it. My family will be moving to Washington state the end of the year so the more knitwear the better! I’ve started and completed my first shawl! The only reason I chose this pattern was becauseContinue reading “Quarantine Knitting”

Stayin’ Home and Knittin’

Whew! The last couple of weeks have been intense. It doesn’t look like it’ll be getting back to normal anytime soon. With so much time at home now how are you filling it? Are y’all starting new projects or getting all those projects finished up? This week I’ll finish up my first test knit! IContinue reading “Stayin’ Home and Knittin’”

Stitch of the Week: 3

Linen Stitch The linen stitch is so much easier then it looks. If you can knit and purl then you can do this stitch. YF- move yarn to the front of work YB- move yarn to the back of work SL- slip stitch Cast on an even amount. Row 1: (right side) *k1, yf, slContinue reading “Stitch of the Week: 3”