I have knit 5 rows of the swatch and whoa! I have to start over. This is such a change from last weekend when I knit a pair of mittens in a day. I cruised through the pattern, my friends said, “wow” and I wore the new mittens all week during the polar vortex. But,… Read More Patty Lyons, I’m In Over My Head!
Once again, it is winter, it is -25 degrees air temp outside, and once again I am blessed to be inside my sisters fabulous cabin in the woods. Last year I was in the cabin with my sister and her dog Guinness. I like Guinness, but he ate my mitten. Read about it here. This… Read More New Mittens
I am so excited to start my next project. It is not felt clogs. It is actually my first official KAL (knit a long). The pattern is the Labadee Cowl by Patty Lyons. I think this must be Patty. The pattern is not rated beginner, intermediate or advanced. It does start with an I-cord cast… Read More Finishing Fiber Trends Felt Clogs Fast
My latest podcast discovery is #amwriting and I love it. Jess and KJ host this podcast to share all aspects of writing, the most important of which is part of the tag line, “…and keep your butt in the chair.” KJ and Jess inspire me to do just that. I even won NaNoWriMo in November… Read More Podcast Crushing On #amwriting
For November I choose writing. It took some thinking and justifying and waffling from “of course,” to “do I really have time?”. What pushed me towards signing up for NaNoWriMo was a new writing group that I joined last night, The Knight Writers. It was a group of 10 women who are in very different… Read More NaNoWriMo vs. Knitting
Wow! This is such a fantastic book. It is truly magical. I am going to see if it is at my newly remodeled LYS, 3 Kittens Needle Arts, and if not I will be buying it from Amazon. You can get it here by clicking on the book below. The book is created by two… Read More A Magical Knitting Book
First of all, I am having a crochet binge. It started by cleaning out a closet and finding some cotton yarn. Then I realized I needed more dish cloths, and then I had to admit that crocheting is faster than knitting. And so it began. I’m not sure how I created the “butterfly effect” with… Read More September Ramblings
As the fog is coming in, so is fall, I am feeling the need to load up my needles with some yummy yarn. And here is where I am getting some new ideas. I found the Filati magazine with the help of the WEBS Ready Set Knit podcast from September 1st. At the time of this… Read More Delightful Knitting Magazine
Today is an exciting blog post for me to write. Two people I know entered items into the Creative Arts section of the fair and da da da dat dat daaaaa, they both won ribbons! My mom won her first ribbon at the fair with her beautiful Norwegian sweater! We both noticed an issue with… Read More Ribbons at the Minnesota State Fair 2018
When the Minnesota Knitting Guild put out a call for volunteers to teach knitting, I heard the call! If someone wants to learn to knit, they should be taught. I immediately clicked on the link. And soon after that click, I was connected with Maria, Dorree, and Sydney at the Ronald McDonald Family Room at… Read More I Met An Unmasked Superhero While Knitting, Actually 2
I just received this email in my box this morning. Follow this link if you truly want to Get Registered! And this message reminded me that entering Flora the elephant in pieces is probably not going to earn a ribbon. Here is Flora on Friday morning. Along with the breakfast my sweet husband made for… Read More Last Chance For The Minnesota State Fair Creative Arts 2018
I have been updating my “Favorite Knitting Pics” board on Pinterest. The expressions on the faces of the knitters from all over the world say so much. Here are a few examples. The Thoughtful Knitter I would love to know what they are thinking. The Purposeful Knitter Whether it is teaching a new skill to… Read More Crafting Faces Are Fantastic!