Monday, April 24, 2017
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Today is Day three of the 3rd Annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week from Eskimimi Makes.  And today’s challenge is to blog about someone who is your knitting or crochet hero. My knitting and crochet hero is the most amazing crafter I’ve ever met. She taught herself to crochet, spin, weave, knit, tat, dye yarn and more.  She even builds her own frames for weaving, and her own hand spindles for spinning. Most of her projects are made without a pattern.  Although she does test my knitting patterns. Never one to waste time, she will spin or crochet when walking next door. She constantly... (Read More ...)

My renewed interest in knitting socks started when my mother was ill.  Her feet were often cold.  She did not care for the local “store bought” socks.  And I kept  a watchful eye on her legs, as the sock legs often seemed too tight.  Even though her legs were quite thin. My sister suggested I knit mother a pair of socks.  And so I did.  I knit her knee-high socks, and carefully measured to have them fit comfortably.  Since then, I’ve gone on to knit other socks.  And found an interesting association with stress and knitting socks. When the leg of a sock takes less than 3 days of... (Read More ...)

Recently Kara asked where she can find free Nordic knitting techniques? I’ve found Nordic knitting techniques in books and patterns.  Free knitting techniques can be a challenge.  Nordic knitting is usually for intermediate and advanced knitters.  And finding free knitting patterns for a smaller audience can be challenging.  When you know where to look, it’s easier though…   Here are several places you can look… Sometimes you can find the techniques explained in knitting patterns. Another free source may be a library book on Nordic knitting. The largest selection... (Read More ...)

  Free knitting patterns like this one:   3 hours   Almost Wordless Wednesday!  🙂  Keep knitting to your heart’s desire – or someone else’s, Dr. Ina Ina Gilmore, M.D. (Retired)“The Knitting Dr.” Founder, www.CaregivingWithPurpose.com and www.TheKnittingYarn.comAmbassador of Elder Care, HowToLiveOnPurpose.com The information on this website is for educational purposes only.  It does not replace information or recommendations from your own physician or other health care provider.  Full Disclaimer and Disclosure at www.TheKnittingYarn.com/Policies    (Read More ...)

Do you remember when? Each generation seems to have an event that changed everything.  My parents spoke about Pearl Harbor.  Everyone in their generation knew where they were when they heard the news.  Some of my older colleagues spoke about the assassination of President Kennedy the same way.  Both were events that shattered their respective generations’ feelings of safety. Just like the Challenger disaster shattered the feeling of safety in space in the early 1980s. And more recently the 9/11 attack in 2001. When attacked, crafters have always been part of supporting the heroes. ... (Read More ...)