A need for mindless knitting led me to make a blanket from scratch, using up leftover yarn in the process.
There are a wide variety of knitting and crochet patterns available for projects inspired by The Lord of the Rings including wearables appropriate for humans, elves, and dwarves. My favorites are for gauntlets, shawls, helmets, and – surprise! – beards. NOTE: Any pattern that I link to is something I thought looked cool. I don't... Continue Reading →
I was starting a new knitting project, and came across something I'd never seen before. The instructions gave the gauge "in the round." Since I was with my knitting group when I read this, I asked if it really mattered whether the swatch was knit flat (by going back and forth) or in the round... Continue Reading →
As an introvert, it's easy to think that I don't need to belong to groups, especially for activities that I normally do by myself. I've been a knitter for decades, but have never joined a club. When a friend asked me to join a small on-going group of knitters for a weekly get-together, my eyes... Continue Reading →