Take Good Care Of Your Stash September 4, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

If you consider yourself a serious knitter, building a stash is unavoidable, really. I cannot explain it. It just so happens. You’ll buy yarn that you won’t use right away – and that is called ‘stash’. Granted, some stashes are larger than others and some contain only left over yarns from projects, but they all have something in common: they need to be stored. I have yarn that I like to have on display, because…

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Back To School August 21, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That, Websites

The days are still hot and summery, however you already can feel the breath of Fall in the morning air. Getting ready to leave for work you might need a light jacket to make up for the lack of warmth until the sun catches up. I don’t know about you but our family is in the midst of preparations of going back to school – all the supplies are bought and marked with her name…

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I Need To Talk About Yarn August 7, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That, Uncategorised

If you think ‘well, that is nothing new’ you’d be right. However, yours truly has been selected to be a member of the Shibui Spark program and we are suffiently encouraged (free yarn, need I say more?) to talk about the yarns we are knitting with. And you know how much I love to talk about yarn! Incidentally we have received a delivery ofShibui Staccato at the store last week, finally put up on the…

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Those Pesky Sticks July 24, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

Also called Double Pointed Needles. As I have mentioned before, and probably more often than you might want to hear, I do love knitting socks on dpns. Love it. Can’t get enough of it. Having said as much, when I got started I had most certainly the same issues that you have when you get started knitting with five needles at once. Well, you don’t really. You still only knit with two, the other three…

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Playing Favourites July 10, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That

We have a lot of nice yarn at the store (d’uh) – however, if you ask me about my favourite yarns at this time (it keeps changing, due to season, novelty, personal obsession…) I have an easy top three to offer: 1. Quince Sparrow – 100% organic linen in great colors in a fingering weight I knit a sweater and theHarpswell Apron by Pam Allen with it and Lisa also knit asweater and designed thecute…

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One Rule To Follow July 3, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

If you asked me, I would answer that there are no ‘rules’ in knitting. You can do (knit) whatever you want and do it any style you like. However, there are rules around the knitting that I highly recommend to follow. Especially the one I am going to talk about today. I don’t do Math well. Really, ask me about calculus of probabilities, graphs with x, y and z thingies going on, anything more complicated…

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Are You Up To Scale? June 26, 2014 – Posted in: Thursday This and That, Uncategorised

There is one tool a serious knitter (ha, definition is up to you) needs, at least in my opinion. Next to needles, scissors, tapestry needles, stitch markers, stitch holders, needle stoppers…I do think you should have a digital scale. Questions like “Do I have enough”? “How much yardage is left?” “Is this about half a skein?” can easily be answered by, which you might have guessed by now, weighing the respective yarn in offense. After…

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Where do you knit? June 12, 2014 – Posted in: Miscellaneous, Thursday This and That

You might know – or maybe not – that on Saturday is “World wide knit in public day”. Actually, it is not a day anymore, but a whole week is dedicated to knitting in public, this year from June 14-22. It is a relatively new institution, started only in 2005. Well now, I was trying to find a logo that encompasses the whole world, since it is called “World wide knit…” however, all I could…

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And Now Back To…Knitting June 5, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

After posting about the ‘pxtog’ last week, I do realize that there might be questions about the ‘kxtog’. Of course there is a way to make those easier, too. The idea is the same, however, instead of slipping the stitches first and then passing them over, you have to knit 2 together first and then pass the remaining stitches over. Not difficult, but I want to show you anyways. Shown is k5tog. Knit two together.…

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…And Then Purl Some May 29, 2014 – Posted in: How to, Thursday This and That

As it happens ever so often, when I stumble upon the same issue with knitting in one week more than once, I feel it is worth mentioning in one of my blog posts. This time around it has to do with lace knitting, or rather one particular technique sometimes used in lace. The “purl x stitches together” – p2tog, p5tog, p10tog (Oh yes, those patterns exist. And somehow I doubt they were intentioned to torture…

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