Tag: knitting

Crafting for your Mental Health

Every once in a while an article will come up and sing the praises of crafting for your mental health.  But that was never a secret, we all knew that.  Everyone who has picked up a craft, be it knitting, cross stitch or even origami, knows…

How to get over second sock syndrome and knit socks faster

Knit the second sock first if you never want to get second sock syndrome.  That’s it.  I always think of my first sock as my second sock. To be honest, I just cast on the second sock right away or just before I am done with…

Why I want to knit a sweater in November

Every year people try to write a complete novel in November, of the 430 thousand people who entered last year 40 thousand managed to write a 50,000 word novel.   Knitters have a slightly version of it called NaKniSweMo, knit a 50,000 stitch or more sweater in…

Knitty Kitty Cat Hat {Free Pattern and Friday’s FO}

I really had no intention of knitting a hat.  It has been in the 40s (celsius) for weeks, so (a) there is no need for hats (b)I had other things to do.  I was browsing Pinterest and found a really cute crocheted Hello Kitty hat and…

Sometimes you need to do things again

I have been getting questions on my Curvy Pouch pattern recently about the decreases. I can’t see where the problem is so I decided to cast on one myself and follow the pattern to see if I can find the problem.

New Knitting Reference Cards {Free Printable}

Back in 2010 I created some Handy Reference cards for knitters and crocheters.  I have been meaning to update them for a while. Something cleaner and clearer.   So I present the new Handy Reference cards. They include a knitting needle conversion card, crochet hook conversion…

{Technique Tuesday} Contigous set in sleeves

SQUEEEEE!!!  Yes I am that excited about this technique and I am loving it.  For some reason I had been putting off learning this.  Actually turns out there is nothing to learn.  It is just as easy and simple as Raglan sleeve shaping but looks so…