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Hi knitting friends, long time no talk! Knitting has been my refuge during this past year. That is really not an exaggeration. Have I mentioned my second baby just turned 1? Well, that birthday marks, among other things, the end of the most challenging year I've ever...read more
Friends, meet The Simple Storybook Dolls: Pippi Longstocking, Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan. They're only waiting for whatever other wonderful characters you and I can come up with to knit, to join them as they sit there in front of their storybook. Okay, if...read more
How to Graft Stitches with Kitchener Stitch: Kitchener Stitch is a binding-off technique that allows you to smoothly and invisibly graft together two pieces of “live” knitting (knitting still on your needles). I use Kitchener Stitch to finish the shoulders of the...read more
I've said it before, and I still feel this way: baby sweaters are nearly as fun and creative to knit as toys. They are so quick, and even if they aren't perfect (and mine aren't!), you put them on a cute baby, which makes them instantly amazing. I started...read more
Hi readers? Anyone still there? I know I abandoned you for a few months, and I'm sorry about that. I hope you had amazing autumns and are enjoying a December with lots of knitting time. After the birth of my second baby in May, I was plugging along, still knitting,...read more
My eyes are way bigger than my stomach, so the saying goes about food. Well, my eyes are way bigger than the time I have in a day, I say about all the cool knitting projects I'd love to tackle. Especially right now, in this season when I have two little babies keeping...read more
To many new knitters (and even to experts in the tried and true traditional straight needle) knitting with double pointed needles (DPNs) can be intimidating. They seem like a lot to hold and coordinate in just two hands. However, as I design and knit more and more...read more