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Project Talk: In a Slump

Lately I’ve been feeling rather blah about my knitting. Well, actually to be fair, I’ve been feeling rather blah about a lot of things, which just so happens to include my knitting. Not sure if it’s holiday stress, weather, the fact that I’ve been sick, or something else, but things are just very blah. Usually […]

Adventures in Pattern Writing: Episode 1, Chart It!

Last summer, I tried my hand at designing a pair of socks. They were Green Bay Packer Socks knit for my mother’s birthday. While there are several things that I would change about them, overall I considered the whole undertaking to be a success. The socks were such a huge hit with my mom, she […]

626? A Bit of a Lofty Goal

It’s not really a secret, I’m a big fan of Ravelry, a website geared toward knitters and crocheters. It is a giant database of patterns, has a ton of information on yarns, provides a place to show off finished products, allows you to keep track of your yarn stash, and has very active forums, with […]

Lucky Socks 13-0 Baby!

 A seeminly typical pair of socks This weekend was the first Packer/Viking game of the season. Because it was in Minnesota, our token Viking fan friend, Terry was allowed to host it. After work, I was changing and noticed that my socks were still wet (after being washed out in the sink the night before, […]

Project Talk: Toasty Toes

Over the summer, husband and I replaced the carpet in our living/dining room area with wood laminate flooring. It really changed the whole look of the room (for the better). But about a week ago, I discovered an unforeseen consequence of removing carpet.  Finished product! Cold floors. Fall weather has arrived in Wisconsin, bringing chilly temperatures. […]

I Just Needed My Size 9 Needles

This afternoon, I was going to start a ghost hat for my niece’s Halloween costume. I went upstairs and found my all time favorite hat pattern, Kim’s Hat’s from Last Minute Knitted Gifts (amazon link). This is a versatile pattern that has instructions for sizes from babies to adults. It is my go-to pattern for […]

Project Talk: I Love Deadlines

“I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”                                                                                                                    (Douglas Adams) First and foremost, anyone who is unfamiliar with the genius of British writer Douglas Adams, go and pick up a copy of The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy and read it. Do it now. I’ll wait. Back? You’re welcome. Adam’s quote above can be found in […]

Project Talk: It’s a Wrap

So, my invisibility wrap has been completed for some time now (done in enough time to wear to the wedding I wanted to). But I’ve been slacking on getting the photos off of my camera and getting them posted, both on here and on Ravelry. I wish I could say it was because I was […]

Process vs. Product

I’ve said it before, and I’m sure I’ll say it again (and again), I’m a process knitter, not a project knitter. From what I’ve observed about knitting, most knitters fall into one of these two camps, though I think most are unaware that you can categorize knitters into these two types.For me, it all comes […]

Project Talk: Loose Ends

I have weaving loose ends on my knitting, I despise it, I detest it, and I avoid it whenever possible. To join yarns I usually try to spit felt (such an attractive term) or splice them together, I leave them hang if the project is going to be lined, I use the ends up and […]

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