I love making really fluffy pompoms - my strategy is to wrap the yarn around the rings until I can’t get anymore yarn on them. I usually use a 3.35 inch (9 cm) pompom maker. Then, my favorite pompom making tip, use a fairly long length of yarn (I use 4-5 ft) to secure the… Continue reading PomPom Tutorial
For a while now, I've wanted to become proficient at Continental Knitting (yarn in your left hand) like all the big girls do! 🙂 My grandmother taught me to knit with the English Method (yarn in your right hand) and, while I knit fairly quickly, there are just too many things that I want to… Continue reading A Very Quick Look at Continental Knitting!
Our young adult children were just home for Thanksgiving and are now on their way home for Christmas. At Thanksgiving, we have a few fall decorations out - we don't want to begin decorating for Christmas before Thanksgiving!! When our son started college, we began a new tradition: we now decorate the tree the Saturday… Continue reading Christmas Home Tour – 2018
It's not too late to get gifts for your favorite knitter! These notions and accessories are perfect for stockings! Find our exclusive Sweater Weather Camper Mug here. Find these exclusive Sucre Sucre Miniatures progresskeepers here. Find these exclusive Sucre Sucre Miniatures progresskeepers here. Find Lykke circular knitting needles in a variety of sizes here. Happy… Continue reading Stocking Stuffers for Knitters
Celebrate the season with these cute gift ideas either for you or your favorite knitter! Find these cute pajamas here. Find Decorate Yourself sweater ornaments here. Find Sweater Cookies here. Find this Ceramic Camper Mug here. I hope this post gives you some great gift ideas for your favorite knitter!! Happy Knitting!!!
Knitters and other yarn-y crafters are currently having quite the moment with holiday decor. Here's a sampling of some of my favorites this year and where to find them! One: Fair Isle inspired Ornaments - find them at Target. Two: Yarn Trees - find them at World Market. Three: Cable Knit Garland - find it… Continue reading Knitting Around the Christmas Tree – Part One
A quick and easy Halloween Trail mix, this Halloween snack is sure to be a treat! Ingredients: 2 bags popcorn popped according to instructions (and cooled) 2 cups Rice Chex 1 cup pretzel sticks 1/2 cup chocolate chips 1 lb vanilla candy coating Candy eyes Lay out Rice Chex, Pretzel Sticks and Chocolate Chips on… Continue reading Monster Mash
Recently I started a Guthrie Sweater - a beautiful sweater that has colorwork from top to bottom. It’s gorgeous and I’ve really enjoyed knitting it... But, then, I finished the yoke and realized that I had made a terrible assumption. Despite having knit a swatch that correctly matched the number of stitches required in the… Continue reading Measuring Up
I’ve been admiring everyone’s beautiful sweaters that they have been knitting for Rhinebeck this year and decided that I wanted to knit a sweater too! However, I still won’t be able to get up to Rhinebeck (I’ve never been) because it coincides with my daughter’s last parents’ weekend. So, I said to myself, “I’m going… Continue reading Not Going to Rhinebeck Sweater KAL
I’ve been working on my Guthrie Sweater which is a beautiful pattern, chock full of colorwork. I’ve been posting a lot of photos on social media where I’ve mentioned that I knit colorwork inside out. A lot of you have asked how I do that so I did a little video! Check out my first… Continue reading My First Video Knitting Tutorial!