Tips for Making Knitting Needles After Losing Them

August 14, 2013 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Where Oh Where Have My Knitting Needles Gone?
It’s fairly simple for a pair of knitting needles to wander away from the knitting basket. Fortunately, there are tips for making your own knitting needles after losing them. You can make them as elegant and colorful with just a bit of creative artistry.

Making Knitting Needles From Household Items
The next time you order Chinese food, ask for chop sticks. These make excellent knitting needles for working with heavier weight wool. Continue reading Tips for Making Knitting Needles After Losing Them…

Tips for Simple Patterns Using Multiple Colors

June 17, 2013 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Knitting is an art that has been around for centuries and that does not appear to be waning in popularity any time in the near future. After all, the skill of knitting is one that is very useful, whether it be for creating warm clothing or even making a decorative blanket. The possibilities when it comes to knitting are essentially endless. So if you are just beginning to learn how to knit or are starting to learn about the use of multiple colors and simple patterns when knitting, then you might be Continue reading Tips for Simple Patterns Using Multiple Colors…

Tricks to Minding the P’s and K’s of Knitting

April 11, 2013 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

When you are learning to knit or it has been a while since the last time you worked on a piece, it can be hard to keep track of when to knit a stitch or row and when to perl them. Luckily, there are some clues to point out the difference as well as some tools to help you keep track in the first place.

One helpful tool in knitting that will help you remember where you are in a pattern is the stitch marker. These little plastic circles do just Continue reading Tricks to Minding the P’s and K’s of Knitting…

Tips and Tricks for Teaching the Next Generation How to Knit

June 21, 2012 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

What are some of the tips and tricks for teaching the next generation how to knit? Show them how to use the needles and show them all the patterns there are to make so many different things with their own two hands.

Knitting is great to teach your child to sit still and have fun and make something that they can use or give to one of their friends. Tell your child to use bright color yarns as this will have them drawn to the yarn more and want to knit. You’ll want to keep Continue reading Tips and Tricks for Teaching the Next Generation How to Knit…

A Guide to Portable Looms: Weaving Made Easy

November 6, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Thousands of years ago people learned to weave natural grass, thin strips of wood, leafstalks and palm fronds into useable items. They created mats for sleeping or to form walls for their dwellings, baskets to carry and hold things as well as clothing items and decorations.

Most weaving in current time is done in foreign countries, but many people in our country also enjoy weaving as a hobby and sometimes as a source of income. Navajo rugs and wall hangings are a beautiful addition to many homes, and Indian women are Continue reading A Guide to Portable Looms: Weaving Made Easy…

Simple Ways to Create Fringe for Knitting Projects

November 2, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Many projects made from knitting and the projects can be scarves to socks. Even blankets and hats making almost anything seem endless when it comes to knitting. However, have you thought about adding some fashion to the clothes or for example scarves. This hobby not only makes beautiful items, scarves, hats, and blankets, but also once you add fringe to your knitting projects can add the special ‘Wow’ factor. Especially if you are knitting a scarf per say for your loved Continue reading Simple Ways to Create Fringe for Knitting Projects…

What is the Perfect Sized Needle for Knitting

October 31, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

The perfect sized needle for knitting has multiple answers.

Are you making a garment and following a pattern? If so, then you need the size needle that will give you the correct number of stitches per inch (gauge) so the garment will fit correctly.

If you are just learning to knit, then a size eight is a good size to use with worsted weight yarn in a light color. This combination will help the beginner see each stitch easily; makes the needles easy to handle and the worsted weight Continue reading What is the Perfect Sized Needle for Knitting…

Start Knitting NOW!

October 5, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

If your hobbies mostly revolve around what’s on Direct Star TV or which of your kids needs something from you you’ve got to branch out! If you’re interested in taking up knitting take a look at our tips for getting your foot in the door.
Find a community online: If you connect with other knitters through chat rooms and fan sites you can get some great information on where to start. They can tell you what to buy and what you Continue reading Start Knitting NOW!…

Simple Projects for Weavers On The Go

July 22, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Weaving is a great pastime and a good alternative to activities like knitting or crocheting. Weavers are always on the search for new projects to try. Whether you are a seasoned weaver or a complete novice, there are always new projects you could take up.

Sometimes you may not be able to dedicate your time on bigger projects. When this is the case, there are much smaller trinkets you could try to create. These small creations take up less time, but are still a great way for you to hone your weaving skills.

Miniature baskets are Continue reading Simple Projects for Weavers On The Go…

Simple Projects for Knitters On The Go

July 19, 2011 | Filed Under Uncategorized | Comments Off

Here are a few points to keep in mind when you are picking out a project to take with you. The size of the project is probably the most important because carrying around a huge afghan becomes difficult and doesn’t allow you the freedom to work with it everywhere. Another point to keep in mind is the complexity of the pattern. For instance, it is difficult to keep track of many lace patterns when you are constantly interrupted.

A hat worked in the round on 16-inch circular needles ( Continue reading Simple Projects for Knitters On The Go…

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