Last fall, while I was going through sleep therapy, one of my “stay awake” activities was learning to darn socks. I wear my hand-knit socks all winter, so it’s no surprise that some have developed holes in their heels. Figuring out how to extend their life was important to me. As I darned my first pair, I made a mistake that taught me the value of letting your patches show.Continue reading Letting Your Mends Show
I knit a pair of gloves that don’t match and I’m not sure what to do. They’re made from a yarn with a slow color change, one I tried to counteract by using two balls and alternating every row, but they still came out completely different colors. They’re clearly from the same pattern, but do not look like a pair at all.Continue reading Handknit Glove Dilemma: To Match Or Not To Match?
Because knitting is my go-to relaxation hobby, I love having an easy project on my needles, something that I can pick up and work on while watching a movie or listening to a podcast. The knitting needs to be nearly automatic in nature, so I can split my attention between it and something else. But even my favorite patterns can get boring.Continue reading Scarf Made With Leftover Sock Yarn
I’ve never made a penny from knitting, and I sincerely doubt I ever will. Our society is constantly challenging us … More Profiting From Knitting (Without Making Money)
One of my favorite things about winter is getting to wear my hand-knit socks every day. They make me smile … More Too Many Socks?