Knitting category

  • 12 Days KAL: Choosing Your Colors

    Earlier this week, we announced our up-coming 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland Knit Along which is starting in June. Between now and then, I will be writing a series of posts on different topics to...
    May 19, 2016 No Comments

  • 12 Days of Christmas Mitten Garland KAL

    I had so much fun hosting last year’s Mitten Garland Advent Calendar KAL, I couldn’t resist coming up with a new mini mitten knit along for this Christmas. This year will will be making tw...
    May 16, 2016 272 Comments

  • Road to the State Fair ’16 Progress

    I have finished the hand for the first mitten! Imagine them after a good blocking please. I needed to restart it once because the picot hem was too wide the first time, but a few stitches down sorted...
    May 04, 2016 6 Comments

  • Sneak Peek

    We’ll be starting a new Christmas Knit Along in June and I wanted to give you just a little sneak peek. More details later this month… If you are not reading this post in a feed reader or...
    May 02, 2016 4 Comments

  • Yarnover 2016

    I’ve been in Minneapolis for nine years and this year I finally made it to Yarnover, the MN Knitter’s Guild day-long event filled with classes and shopping. I took a class in the morning ...
    Apr 25, 2016 1 Comment

  • Project: Yarn Ends Mittens

    If you have been following long at all, you know that I have been knitting a pair of mittens for the MN Knitters’ Guild Yarn Ends Challenge. The idea is to use up all those little scraps of left...
    Apr 19, 2016 5 Comments

  • Road to the State Fair 2016

    It is time for me to get working on my submissions for this year’s MN State Fair competitions. I decided to knit up the Pride and Prejudice Mittens that I designed for an Iron Craft challenge la...
    Apr 18, 2016 1 Comment

  • Yarn Dominance: Now I See It

    Don’t you love it when you continue to learn and grow in your craft. I fully admit that I always have more I can learn about knitting. Yarn or color dominance was one of those things I’d ...
    Apr 07, 2016 6 Comments

  • Iron Craft ’16 Challenge #6 – Tiny Knit Pig

    For this Iron Craft challenge we were to create something inspired by the town we lived in (or one we lived in the past). I currently live in Minneapolis, but when I first moved to the Twin Cities I l...
    Mar 29, 2016 4 Comments

  • Project: Custom Mitten Blockers

    Recently, I’ve been wishing for mitten blockers. Usually, I just put my mittens between towels to block them, but it really doesn’t shape them as forcefully as I’d like. There are bl...
    Mar 22, 2016 2 Comments