Various knitting needles for small in the round knitting

Knitting in the Round, Choosing Needles, Size Issues

My new year knitting program is going to include smaller projects, namely socks and mittens. I began The Woolly Thistle Mitten KAL (knit-along) this month (2/2020) and while knitting my mittens, I’ve used 9 inch circular needles, Flexi-flips and DPN’s. Here is my opinion on all three. A Look at 9-Inch Circular Needles I really […]

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hand knit socks

Just Finished Knitting My First Pair of Socks!

They are not perfect, but they fit, and today I finished sock number two. That gives me my first finished pair of hand-knit socks. Many years ago, when I lived in New Hampshire, I took knitting lessons from a lady named Anne, of The Wool Room. I can’t find any recent info about the shop, […]

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recent knitting projects

Where to Find Free Knitting Patterns

Pinterest is one of the best online places to find free knitting patterns for everything from hats and scarves to shawls and blankets. For the beginner knitter, this is a wonderful thing.  Many links will take you to the Ravelry site, a place where serious knitters show off their projects. When we are not sure […]

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