It’s Wordless Wednesday!
I used to think I was allergic to wool. Every time I used it, my fingers would itch and it felt very scratchy.
More recently, though I’ve found it’s not the wool: it’s the processing!
Some processed fibers still are too scratchy, but the lesser processed fibers work just fine. Good thing too or. . .
Yesterday’s mail brought me a treat . . .
As a child, I learned to knit.
My knitting was a mixture of: what my mother taught me, what I learned from a knitting pamphlet, and my own invention. Amazingly enough, it worked. Actually, it worked quite well. That is, until I attempted circular knitting and lace.
They were much less forgiving than knitting, purling, and even cables.
Over the past few years I’ve been seeking new ways (for me) to cast on. In retrospect my original cast-on either never made it to the knitting manuals or I remembered it wrong. Which is probably why . . .
Have you recently had unusual challenges?
Maybe it’s been the economy. Your family. Or the weather.
So far this winter has been unusually cold here. It’s been 20 to 30 points below normal. Water frozen outside in the morning — and even the afternoon some days. This is the longest stretch of cold weather in this area in about a century. Of course, the cold weather brings it’s own challenges. Like, not one but two mice decided my dryer vent was a nice entrance into my warm house.
At least I hope it’s only two!
This week, my problems challenges became very small. The earthquake in Haiti dwarfs many concerns . . .
Do you closely follow knitting instructions?
When ready to bind off my first toe-up knee sock, I nearly didn’t. The knitting instructions for my socks said to “bind off loosely.” With other projects, I’d been able to bind off loosely using one or two tried-and-true methods. A sock was different. No matter which method I tried, it just didn’t stretch enough […]
Honoring all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families who also served. Thank you.
free knitting pattern available from Wendy Knits. Follow-up to this post. Participating in Wordless Wednesday. Well, it’s almost wordless!
This week I did something I’ve always wanted to try, but never did. You know, sometimes it’s nice to stretch yourself. While I’ve knit multiple colors of stripes, it’s only lately I’ve attempted more complicated color knitting. After I learned to knit holding one strand of yarn in my left and one in my right. […]