Knitting category

  • Getting Ready for the Fair

    It’s creeping up on State Fair time here in Minnesota. Once again I will be entering a pair of mittens in the colorwork mitten category. The difference is this year I am not knitting like crazy ...
    Jul 28, 2014 9 Comments

  • Project: Sunset Stripes Mittens

    As some of you might know, I’ve been designing and knitting a pair of mittens each month this year. To date, they have all been mittens stranded or intarsia colorwork. This month I decided to gi...
    Jul 22, 2014 9 Comments

  • Knitting Lessons: Closing the Loop

    When you make a circular project and you cast off the top, you have to close the gap between the first stitch cast off and the last stitch cast off. Let’s talk about how to do that! I am using t...
    Jul 10, 2014 1 Comment

  • Knitting Lessons: Fabulous Felted Tote

    When I taught knitting, I started by using the pattern Fabulous Felted Tote. This is a GREAT pattern for beginner knitters. The instructions are detailed and well laid out, with clear illustrations to...
    Jul 08, 2014 4 Comments

  • Project: Delft-Inspired (June) Mittens

    Coming in just under the wire with my mittens for June! This month’s mittens were inspired by the trip I took to the Netherlands in May. The colors and design on the hand are reminiscent of the...
    Jun 24, 2014 5 Comments

  • Advent Calendar Project ’14 – Week 1

    (For the 24 weeks leading up to December 1st, we’ll be making a Christmas ornament, giving you enough to fill an advent calendar.) Let’s get 2014′s project started! For our first orn...
    Jun 20, 2014 3 Comments

  • Project: Knit Fish

    So, you may remember a couple Iron Craft challenges ago I knit up an octopus and a starfish. My original plan was to also have a fish to complete the set, but time ran out and I only had half a knit f...
    Jun 10, 2014 2 Comments

  • June Mittens In Progress

    It’s amazing what you can get done on a rainy Saturday with no where to go and eight seasons of Supernatural on Netflix. If you are not reading this post in a feed reader or at http://justcraft...
    Jun 09, 2014 4 Comments

  • Texel Island Sheep and Other Dutch Yarns

    My barge and biking trip to North Holland last week included a trip to the island of Texel. Located off the upper tip of the Netherlands in the North Sea, Texel is home to fishermen, tourists on seasi...
    Jun 06, 2014 1 Comment

  • Diagonal Scarf Pattern Notes

    Recently I finished the Multi Directional Diagonal Scarf. It is a great pattern for a beginner because it does not involve the purl stitch, only the knit stitch. There are some increases and decreases...
    May 30, 2014 6 Comments