Ive encountered artists' block many many times. Usually at the end of a very involved painting where I had a drive to pick up my brush and furiously paint layer after endless layer of glorious colour on canvas. Completely and utterly drained of all artistic expression and no expectations from myself to continue right away … Continue reading Knitters Block
Fisherman rib stitch hat, I'm looking forward to starting this project because it's a fun stitch to work. And it's also a difficult one to count rows. Which should make for an interesting challenge! The pattern is by berocco, as well as, the yarn I'll be using (millefiori). I won't be using my lovely interchangeable … Continue reading Fisherman rib stitch hat
Have you seen the calls on social media for test knitters? Or even on ravelry or your favorite designers website? If you're curious about different styles of knitting or you want to challenge yourself then I highly suggest you sign up for some test knitting. It takes you out of your comfort zone, you need … Continue reading Test Knitting
my son has a quote, "You get what you get, and you don't get upset!" it's a great quote even though he doesn't like it when it is used against him haha.... I feel that it applies really well to swatching though. You take the recommended needles, and weight in yarn (if you're not using … Continue reading Swatching
As you all know I have 3 lovely, funny, silly, crazzzzzy kids! So how do I find the time to knit? Do my kids leave me alone the entire time? Well, I don't find the time to knit, I just knit when I want to as long as my hands are fairly free. Can't knit … Continue reading Knitting with babies
Cast on, January 2nd, 2018 using a beautiful yarn Millefiori by Berocco. This is my 1st shawl ever, and is knit up using the lovely garter stitch. The yarn is self-striping and looks beautiful on my needles as I am working with it! I am using my knit picks interchangeable needles in rainbow wood, #9 … Continue reading Kveta Shawl Project
Hello everyone, So I had started working on a pair of socks back in October 2017, but then christmas time had hit and you know how it goes. Just ends up too busy with visiting and last minute gifts or cooking etc. So it ended up hibernating in the bottom of my project bag for … Continue reading Socks on tiny circular needles.
So I have been avoiding this particular stitch for awhile. It keeps popping up on my instagram feed and on my pinterest/ravelry searches. Its' beautiful and can be so captivating but it just looked complicated. The other day my Mother in law bought a book of patterns and passed it along to me, noting the … Continue reading Fishermans Rib Stitch
Oh Father Cables, You are the loveliest unisex hat I have seen in awhile. I absolutely adore your intricate stitches, with twisted seed stitch sprinkled in between. You look wonderful on womens and mens heads and I can't wait to wear my personal #SelfishKnit out in public. ..... However..... After creating a swatch and determining … Continue reading Why Swatching is important to get correct.
In the beginning I didn't really question my need for more yarn, I literally needed more yarn in order to try different projects. So instead of spending 10$ a skein at Michael's and usually overspending because....michaels. I bought a stash from another person over Craigslist. I was so excited, 15$ for what looked like close … Continue reading Knitter or just a collector of yarn?