March Afghan Update – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

23 Mar

I am making the March afghan from flat circles. Each circle is made on the Addi Express Professional Knitting Machine. When all of the circles are made, they will be sewn together to make the finished afghan. Watch the video below to see how my afghan is coming along!

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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Learn to Knit Video Series – Lesson 4: The Purl Stitch

18 Mar

In Lesson 4 of this series, I will show you how to work the purl stitch using both the English and Continental methods. I will also show how to make stockinette stitch fabric using knit and purl stitches.

Happy Yarning! 🙂

Learn to Knit Video Series – Lesson 3: The Knit Stitch

11 Mar

In Lesson 3 of the Learn to Knit Series, I will show how to hold the yarn and needles and work the knit stitch using both the English and Continental methods.

Happy Yarning!

Choosing Yarn for the March Afghan – 12 Afghans In 12 Months Challenge

9 Mar

The March Afghan will be almost entirely made from scrap yarn! Yay for stashbusting! 🙂 The afghan will be made on the Addi Express Professional Knitting Machine (22 needle). See this video for more details…

Can you guess what this afghan will be like?
Happy Yarning! 🙂

Learn to Knit Video Series – Lesson 2: Casting On

23 Feb

In Lesson 2 of the Learn to Knit Video Series, I will show you how to make a slip knot and work the “e-wrap” cast on.

Happy Yarning! 🙂

Learn to Knit Video Series – Lesson 1: Choosing Yarn and Needles

19 Feb

Welcome to Lesson 1 of my Learn to Knit Video Series! In this lesson you will learn what types of yarn and needles to use when you are first beginning to learn how to knit.

Please comment below with any questions! Happy Yarning! 🙂

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12 Dec

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This code is good on any physical (not an ebook) book, but I always use these types of coupons on knitting and crochet books. 🙂 You can never have too many! It was so hard to choose just 10 to feature in this post. If it’s a book about yarn, it is almost always a good book. 😀

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I learned to crochet at 7 years old with this book. It is one of the clearest learn-to-crochet books I have ever seen.

What is your favorite / most helpful knitting or crochet book?

Happy Yarning! 🙂

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Free Double Thick Potholder Crochet Pattern

7 Oct

Double Thick Crochet Potholder / Hot PadFree crochet pattern potholder pot holder trivet hot pad

Free pattern! This easy-to-make crochet potholder is double thick to protect your hands, counters, and table. A pretty, yet practical gift that will last for years. I make these for gifts and people always love them. I like to use cotton yarn because it is insulating and machine washable. Unlike some yarns, cotton will not melt when you put hot pots and pans on it. Continue reading

DIY Sock Blocker Tool Tutorial

18 Aug

Here is an inexpensive way to make your own sock blockers!  These are indispensable tools to the sock knitter or crocheter.  Sock Blockers are used to fine-tune the shape of a handmade pair of socks.

Finished DIY sock blocker Continue reading