This past week, I made lots of I-cords so I could finish my set of 12 travel napkin/silverware holder-thingies. Now that I’m done with the I-cords, I need to sew them on and then they will be done! I’ll post some pics soon. Then I started a cowl with some left over Caron Simply Soft I used for a baby blanket. I’m surprised by how much I love the colors together, but I do. I’m using my 2-stranded cowl pattern only this time I didn’t start with a border of garter at the bottom. Rather I went … Continue reading When do you Frog?
I had great ambition to try lots of new stitch patterns I found in some books I took out from the library . . . Continue reading Back to Knitting
I could blame my lack of knitting these past few weeks on the gorgeous spring weather in central Illinois, and the nice weather is part of it. Continue reading April Knitting?
This week I’m going to report out my WIPs from smallest to largest. My smallest project of the week? I’ve continued to work on my travel napkins–grey and yellow this week. I currently have a grey I-cord on the needles … Continue reading The Week in Knitting
Whenever trying on clothes with my mom or a friend, we’d call it a fashion show. It’s fun showing off new things once in a while. Today I asked a friend to come over to take some pictures for my … Continue reading Fashion Show
I am simply glad that every month, I sold some patterns. Continue reading 2016 Knitting Sales
I love requesting feedback. What better way to see how your work is received than by asking straight out? More often than not, though, if I’m not real specific with my questions or sometimes even when I am, I get … Continue reading Interpreting Feedback
I used to think that creativity meant starting with nothing and making it into something, like having a blank canvas and creating a beautiful painting or starting with nothing but a blob of clay and sculpting it into a masterpiece. … Continue reading Creativity = Putting Things Together
I dislike almost everything I knit–at first. Eventually I come around and end up liking or even loving my projects. I’m not sure why it’s not love at last stitch. Maybe I need to just “get used to” the project. … Continue reading I call a “Do Over”!
Got a challenging pattern? And it’s charted? You need a hack! I’m working on a 67 stitch, 88 row charted pattern printed on one page. It’s been a challenge to remember what row I’m on, so I created a few … Continue reading Keeping Track of Charted Rows