If you recall from my Fresh Start post, brioche knitting was on my "to learn" list for 2020. I'm so proud of myself. After owning Nancy Marchant's Knitting Brioche for a couple of years, and looking through the pages feeling mystified by the charts and the language, I have made a start! Sometimes, all you… Continue reading Your Slip is Showing: Brioche Knitting for Beginners
One of the things that has always drawn me to knitting is the varied textures that can be created by manipulating yarn. Knitted textures range from the light and airy Estonian lace to the thick utilitarian Irish fisherman knits. You can create texture in your knits in a variety of ways. Gansey or Guernsey Patterns… Continue reading Knitted Textures
It's a new day, a new month, a new year, and a new decade all in one! Right now you're probably in the throes of setting goals and envisioning what the coming year will bring. But what about your knitting? Have you set any goals for your creative time? This is just to whet your… Continue reading Make 2020 a Fresh Start!
I've always been drawn to the fiber arts. As kids we always had a project of some sort in the works- sewing, embroidery, needlepoint, cross stitch... And Mom had her trusty Singer Golden Touch & Sew permanently set up and ready for action. Grandmother was a persistent if uninspired knitter and we would each receive… Continue reading Adventures of a Newbie Knitter
Have you completed your first knitting project? Did you take a picture? You should ... You will be surprised at how far you will come in just a short time. I have two projects I consider "first" knitting projects. This one is my actual first project, done as a child. I was probably about 11… Continue reading What Was Your First Knitting Project?
Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter.Izaak Walton Thanks for joining me! I hope to share with you the joy I find in knitting (and creative stitching in general). I look forward to us taking this journey together.