knitting when I can…

I thought once school started life would slow down a bit. Turns out I was wrong, with driving her to and from school, plus the birthday parties, the girl guides and play dates it seems life got busier. I'm slowly finding my way though, and a new routine is forming in our household to accommodate …

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Not much on my needles this weekend…

I'll admit it..I didn't do alot of knitting this past weekend. About 2 hours total for the whole weekend. I thought I was getting sick but, it appears I was wrong ( hopefully). The first sign of a cold for me is my skin dries out.  Its kinda weird but, my hands, nose and cheeks …

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My favorite patterns from Ravelry this week.

My absolute favorite part of day is when I get to sit down at my computer, go on ravelry and search for patterns that will use up my stash. Every night I grab 2 or 3 skeins of yarn and just search and search until I find THE perfect pattern. Since, I've been doing this every …

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When I grow up I want to be a designer…of knitting patterns….

I've been feeling the craving to design some new patterns lately. And by lately I mean, the whole last year, I've been racking my brain trying to come up with something. The problem is I never had any inspiration. all my other patterns came to me rather effortlessly. I just bring out some yarn to …

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When in doubt…Remember why you started…

I can be really a really focused and goal orientated person. I can be a self-starter and I love learning new things, Especially about knitting. Every once and while though, I get in a slump. I start to doubt my goals and my ability to achieve them. I start thinking " Why am I even …

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I know why they call it the unforgettable shawl…

My unforgettable shawl is all finished! Whoo hoo!! This project turned out way better than I thought it would. It was fast, it was easy and it turned out beautifully.    I've never really understood shawls. I know lots of people who go crazy for them ( like my Mom) but, I have always thought …

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I did it…With a little help from a friend!

Last week I posted about a blanket I was knitting. I was stuck on a square and I just could understand how to complete the pattern properly. So, I reached out to you guys to help me understand the directions. Well, I\m very happy to report that I got just what I needed.  A massive …

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Help!! I have no idea what I’m doing…

I've been knitting this baby blanket. It's a sampler afghan from red heart. I'm trying to use up yarn stash and work through all the projects I already have on the go. Blankets are a great stash buster. This project has been a blast so far. I love samplers blanket. I'm not a huge fan …

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