Saturday, May 31, 2008

A wonderful way to show that knitting knows no particular gender! (from the the book He Bear She Bear by Stan and Jan Berenstain.

Friday, May 30, 2008


My very first sock!
After wanting to construct (hey, this is NOT knitting...
making a sock is MAJOR construction for a novice, such as myself) a sock for such a long time, summer rolled around with the opportunity to take a class at 'Twist', the premier yarn shop in Wichita!
Jackie and Becca were my patient teachers (handholders, endless mistake-fixers) and Lynn and Linda, my fellow classmates. It was a great experience, but gives a whole new meaning to me for 'stitch 'n bitch'!

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Decreasing in a Sweater armhole

.... how to deal with decreases in the arm hole. The curve is perfect, no jogs or stair steps. The trick is to decrease one of the cast of stitches in the last two stitches of the preceding row. So for instance, if you are supposed to cast off three stitches in the next knit row, You would purl two together on the last two stitches of the preceding row (decreasing one stitch), and then only cast off TWO in the next row. The change in the line of decreases is amazing, and so much easier to sew up that all of those stair steps.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Caps for a Cure

These colorful caps are off to a local chemotherapy treatment center in a fellow knitter's small town.