Tag: knitting

My Knit East 2017

Every other fall I look forward to attending Knit East. This biennial event is hosted by Cricket Cove in St. Andrews, NB. It’s 2 days of knitting, yarn, and learning in a gorgeous hotel only a couple hours from home. It’s about as good as it gets.   Knit East 2017 was held in late October, right at the peak…

#KnitFail: Toy Airplane Edition

Last weekend I started knitting a toy airplane. After working on socks for a while now, a project in worsted weight yarn felt like it was flying off my needles. And despite being slightly annoyed with myself that I didn’t think about adapting the pattern to be knit in the round (and thereby lessening a bit of the sewing portion…

Books and Yarn

Recently link appeared in my Facebook feed for “Love Inspired Knits”, a contest whose prize was yarn and romance novels.  Hello, the title  might as well have been “Bonnie this contest is for you!” (I’m trying not to think about how creepy it is that Facebook choses ads based on tracking cookies. I like to think of it as a nice…

Today on my Needles

Last week (did the New Year really only start a week ago??) one end-of-one-year/beginning-of-a-new-year posts caught my eye. Knitting Sarah suggested taking a photo of your knitting/spinning each day to share. While I was intrigued, I was also skeptical about my ability to follow through. I was more skeptical about how interesting it would be for me, let alone anyone…

A Little Amazing

I always knew that knitting was a tactile venture, but I don’t think I really KNEW it until I tried knitting with gloves yesterday. I knit without looking all the time, so clearly it’s my sense of touch that allows me to do that.  But I never thought about it until I tried that first stitch with gloves. First, it…