Ok, here’s the scoop! I needed a little more time for set up than I thought. (I am always doing too much at once!) So we will officially kick it off in March. At that time, I’ll create a new post for the book selections and knitting for that topic, and announce it here as […]
Let’s spend 2017 reading about the beautiful history, culture, and people from different places around the world, who have all come to America to add to our rich heritage and diverse society. February’s research and knitting project for my 2017 theme: Our Knitting Roots. I’m starting in the Middle East, where knitting began. I am […]
Happy New Year! I’ve got some new things coming up in 2017 and I want to tell you about one major theme that you’ll be seeing in my work: Finding Our Roots through Knitting. I’ve been thinking about this topic for a couple of years, spurred on my going to family reunions and visiting Lithuania for […]
I’ve been obsessed with Japanese knitting for a few years now. And clearly, I’m not alone. Classes on understanding Japanese knitting patterns are among my most popular workshops. I can’t stop admiring (and buying) Japanese knitting books.
Some knitting traditions are famous around the world, while others, just as interesting and beautiful, are less celebrated outside of their local areas. Such is the case with knitting in Spain.
A guest post by Rohn Strong Toy knitting is a tried and true tradition most knitters have experienced at least once in their career. I adore knitting toys. Ok, not really. The knitting can be fiddly. I mean, who wants to knit eight stitches in the round on double pointed needles for 12 inches just […]
It’s Pi Day! And to celebrate, here’s the official formula for a pi shawl: CO 9 sts and join to knit in the round. Knit 1 rnd. (YO, k1) around—18 sts. Knit 3 rnds. (YO, k1) around—36 sts. Knit 6 rnds. (YO, k1) around—72 sts. Knit 12 rnds. (YO, k1) around—144 sts. Knit 24 […]
These socks, made with qiviut-blend sock yarn from Arctic Qiviut are the softest, warmest things that have ever touched my feet. With temperatures not rising above freezing for the last week here in Vermont, I was very tempted to start wearing them before I took photos or wove in the ends! The socks are knitted […]