Bald baby in a white bucket

Knitting For a Baby Somewhere, How to Begin?

After spending a good part of my morning filing more Amazon infringement notices concerning people selling my stolen images on the site… grrrrr… I bought a baby sweater pattern from Tin Can Knits. Then I felt better. All baby photos on this page are courtesy of photographers on Pixabay. The pattern is called Playdate, and […]

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greek key mittens

Added a Greek Key Design to World’s Simplest Mittens

I’ve begun knitting mittens before and always ended up ripping out the stitches. I don’t like to give up, and when I came across a free mitten pattern by Tin Can Knits, titled “The World’s Simplest Mittens” I tried once more. (The link goes to the download page at Ravelry.) If I can’t knit the […]

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storing and organizing yarn and knitting projects

Practice Knitting a Cardigan, Tips for Beginners

If you are like me, sweater knitting is frightening. I’ve knit two now and I’m still intimidated by knitting a large project. For so long I checked out the forums and blogs and knitwear designer sites and would be amazed that people could create such things from strands of yarn. They all seemed so intricate […]

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pink headband on gray head

Quick Headband / Ear Warmer Knit in Washable Yarn

I found this free pattern called Winter Morning (Link goes to Ravelry) to knit a chunky / bulky yarn headband with a cable. So here are the results and tips I want to share. First of all, my grown daughter has shown interest in this type of accessory in the past, so I believe she […]

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winter hat roll brim

Knitted Black Winter Hat in Quarry Yarn

I want to say right off that I knit this hat for myself and did not use a specific pattern. I did take notes as I knitted, which I can’t seem to find. The two skeins of Quarry yarn I purchased a while ago were meant to be used to make warm, winter hats for […]

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