How do you keep WIPs in check? I have been knitting for a couple of years now, and it has definitely become part of who I am, a knitter, and I knit most days. I love that there are so many different techniques and ideas around creating fabrics using 2 sticks and some yarn.… Continue reading Knitting: Dealing with WIPs and social media
Why do you knit? As I have talked about before it is very much a therapeutic past time for me and I sometimes feel a day is not complete unless I have knitted one row. Be that 10 stitches of 200 stitches. But I also like trying new things. Be that new yarn or notions… Continue reading Knitting: Learning a new stitch: Brioche
Having never considered myself a fast or really accomplished knitter I always shied away from opportunities to test knit something. We once spoke about the act of test knitting at my local knit night. Some people who knit samples get paid for doing so, but is this a viable other income? Some designers will provide… Continue reading Knitting: Test Knitting the Caradon Hill Jumper
I am not sure if I will regularly post yarn reviews but I fell hard for this one and just wanted to share my infatuation. Since I started knitting and building a bit of a yarn stash, I have spent a lot at Countess Ablaze. I love her style and yarn bases. Particular favourites are… Continue reading Review: Yarn Space Cadet – Countess Ablaze
I previously wrote about the subject of “Knitting as therapy”. It is a subject close to my heart and I find that I more often see any sort of craft being used as therapy. Something to help focus the mind so you “forget” about your anxiousness or depression for a little while, or can process… Continue reading Knitting: as therapy 2
My lovely little local yarn shop YAK held a jumper-along for the last 10 weeks or so. The idea is that you are in a small group with a teacher and each pick out a jumper pattern. The fact you have a teacher guiding you, means you can choose a challenging pattern and then get… Continue reading Knitting: Jumper-along – Ondawa
I never thought I’d be a sock knitter. It just did not interest me. Many of my knitter friends do make lovely socks but the idea of a small circumference and knitting something fiddly that may end up having holes, was not appealing. However the idea did appeal as a lot of sock yarn is… Continue reading Knitting: New obsession, Socks!