How to Make a Slipknot

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Something very peculiar happens when someone starts learning to knit or crochet: They forget how to make a slipknot. I’ve seen this again and again; there’s something about applying an old learned skill to a new art that causes them to … Continue reading →

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Remind me not to take my father yarn shopping. Not because he’s bad at it, no! Never! Because he’s far too good at it, and I end up walking out with far more (beautiful, beautiful) skeins than I intended. See, last … Continue reading →

A month of silence

Hey, folks. So it’s been over a month without me updating here. It was a long month, and though there was a lot of good, there was a lot of bad, too. I won’t be sharing much of the bad, … Continue reading →

Knits for My Father, Part 2

Pattern is the Classic World War II Watch Cap, with a basic cable added. I could have made it a little deeper, but it fits well, and it’s been seen in multiple locations lying around the house after Dad’s worn … Continue reading →

Knits for my Father

  I have a bad habit of giving myself too many things to do, generally along the lines of “This week, I will knit two Christmas gifts, write and knit a new pattern, take pictures for three other patterns, wash … Continue reading →

Last time I looked, it was still September.

Whoa. How did a month go by? You know, I made this really great resolution to write a blog-post every Friday and post it no later than Sunday (depending on when I was able to format photos) and then, somehow, … Continue reading →

Happy Anniversary!

Not to do with knitting — but today is my parent’s thirtieth anniversary! Happy anniversary, Mom and Dad!   Caveat: second picture is actually seven years old, but these are my two favourite pictures of my parents, and they haven’t … Continue reading →