The slowest knitter in the world is knitting a sweater with a hoodie. It would be more practical to stick with a scarf but I went all out and started a sweater. To add to the challenge I also learned how to knit Portuguese style. I signed up for a class with Andrea Wong on Craftsy.com to learn this new technique. It requires the use of a knitting pin [amazon template=thumbnail&asin=B011Q19ANY] that you put on your shoulder but I use a a Riktig clip from IKEA. I will buy a custom one like this [amazon template=thumbnail&asin=B0190I33IS] since I prefer knitting […]
I took Stefanie Japel’s Knit Lab Class on Craftsy and finished the Lacey Keyhole Scarf. It is a great class. I learned lace techniques with this scarf which I can’t wait to do more lace. I used Loops & Threads Impeccable Ombre in Seaside. The yarn is a Michael’s brand. The Seaside Ombre has Seahawk colors so I can wear it on Fridays during football season. I am on Ravelry as dolphinlady. Friend me.
I had put several kntting classes from Craftsy.com on my wishlist. Seeing all the beautiful knitted garments on Pinterest.com, it just killed me that I didn’t knit well. I taught myself to knit from a book eons ago as a child but I never felt very comfortable and knitted very slowly. My tension was always too tight, so tight I couldn’t get the needle under the loop to make a stitch. I just couldn’t get the tension right and holding the yarn in my fingers was just so awkward. So no knitting. It just wasn’t my thing. So I finally signed […]
This is the pink scarf I am knooking with ribbon yarn for the little 4 year old across the street. I wanted to make something girly and I have no young girls in my life right now. But the neighbor girl is adorable. I hope she loves it. I haven’t decided yet whether to knit a matching hat. I am using a yarn from Michael’s yarn line Loops & Threads called Flaunt. On the right side of the photo, you can see the yarn is flat with a thread that runs along the one edge. That is what you use to pick […]