We are all conditioned to earn money and spend it. There are countless days that I fill a virtual shopping cart with beautiful yarns, quirky scissors and a project bag but in the end analysis I wonder why I buy and accumulate these things. I appreciate the fact that in a way it makes me … Continue reading A nice cup of tea solves everything
As a present to myself, indulgence, I joined the Secret Sock Society by Helen Stewart with the promise of 6 patterns throughout the year. Lace is my nemesis and I thought , as I am very fond of socks , it will be a good combination. The first pattern was called Winter Rose and was … Continue reading Secret Sock Society
Taking on a challenge I want to knit the ‘Bressay’ pattern by Marie Wallin from her ‘Shetland’ book. When the project looks an awesome project it needs some preparing. 1- Gather the resources needed. 2- Read the entire pattern through and research and practice unknown techniques . 3- Measure your body it’s unlikely to have … Continue reading Bressay
My knitting currently follows values of using local wool to Great Britain and although in the past I have never really given much thought to where the yarn came from or it’s contents, I have chosen currently to equate yarn to good wine. If you thought wine was just wine you may be missing the … Continue reading What happened?
Each pattern is knitted in a given gauge for the yarn we want to make the pattern in. Here are 10 reasons why a tension square is a must. Your tension is what counts here so if it’s too small try a bigger size needle and if it’s too big try a smaller size needle … Continue reading The magic of a tension square
The way I like to cast on for a tensionsquare ( more on that next week) is the cable cast on, as it delivers a neat edge as well as a non puckered start to your knitting. Continue reading Cable cast on
The first skill to master is to cast on. There are plenty of complicated ways to start your knitting and I offer you the first of many ways here that I have found useful with beginners. The first option is the cable cast on which will give you a nice edge to the continue … Continue reading Casting on