Because I knit a lot of samples for designers who like to use multiple skeins of yarn, manually winding two, three, or more 400-yard skeins into cakes was killing my wrist and elbow. So, I saved up and purchased TUG the electric ball winder, from Sawyer Bee. I love TUG so much that I posted … Continue reading TUG electric ball winder
As a knitter, there are tools that I have found to be indispensable. I wanted to share them with you and have included links to Amazon from the vendors who sold them to me. These are my affiliate links and if you make any purchase from using these links, I will get a tiny commission … Continue reading 3 Handy Tools for the Knitter
I recently completed a couple of experimental little cowls on an early Christmas gift. I managed to find an Addi Express King Size knitting machine at Amazon [see the product via my affiliate link to the product page] and have created two beautiful cowls very quickly with some added detailing I wove into the stitches. I … Continue reading Addi Express King Size Fun!
Sorry to disappoint, but this is not about Monty Python. This is a story of how it came to pass that I no longer am a weaver. I now enjoy sewing. (But I still knit and crochet!) As I discovered in a previous blog post, weaving wasn't doing it for me. It was sad to sell my … Continue reading And Now For Something Completely Different
This weekend, I had some free time to visit one of my favorite yarn shops in Overland Park, Kansas, Yarn Shop and More. Lots of knitted samples and nice displays. Cozy, yet roomy enough for events with lots of yarns to choose from. Upon entering the shop, a table of Malabrigo Rios and Mora welcome … Continue reading Yarn Shop and More
So, I have been avoiding cables and chart reading for a while. Not because I was afraid of them, but mainly because I just didn't want to have to use my brain while I knit. You see, knitting for me has been a stress relief activity that allowed me to busy my hands and focus … Continue reading Used My Brain