New iPad Mini Cover and Placemat project update

Hello knitters, I  took a little break from my spinning project to re-focus my attention on some knitting! Since my last knit post, I was working on creating these lovely round Summertime place mats. Unfortunately, due to a rough start ( I had started and ripped out the first place mat at least five times before I met…

Sock it to me and more placemats!

Hello all you knitters out there. This post is long overdue since I have been back from vacation for well over a month now 🙂 I hinted in my last post that I would attempt to knit my first-pair of socks. I am happy to report – success! Not only did I complete both pairs…

Long overdue update. Plus new first-time sock project underway!

Gosh! I just realized today that it’s been well over a month since my last post! This by no way indicates that I have stopped knitting altogether. Quite the contrary! I have been knitting my nights and weekends away. Last time, I had spoken that I had completed my first lace scarf. Since then, I have been…

Success! My first lace scarf is complete!

Whoo hoo! In just two short weeks I started and finished my first lace scarf! This is the very same pattern I attempted over the summer, but failed miserably. I learned that hard way that if you use a “life-line” when working with lace patterns, it will save you from having to frog (undo) all of your…

Springtime Placemats Complete, plus a sneak peak into my next project…

Happy Monday everyone! Today I am feeling good about the progress I made over the weekend. I spring cleaned around the house. Washed blankets, sheets, fluffed pillows, cleaned closets; you name it, we probably did it. Along with all that spring cleaning, I finally put the finishing touches on my Springtime placemats. Yeah! In case…

Success! Green Shawl is done!

Hey everybody! Exciting news (at least for me). After nearly one year and some very slow knitting, I have finally finished my lovely green shawl! Several posts ago, I mentioned that I pulled this project out of deep hibernation and finally put myself to the task of finishing this little green monster. I think I…

A quick break from lace knitting…

For some reason, over the weekend I decided to take a little break from my knitted lace border I am applying to my green shawl to cruise around YouTube looking for some knitting techniques. I stumbled across a couple of videos on arm knitting. I have seen and heard about arm knitting before, but I…

Finished another custom order

This is just a quick update folks. Just wanted to share that I completed my fifth custom order this past week. This time the order consisted of two more basic cowls in black. This is ironic twist of fate since I just completed a single custom order that was also a basic black cowl for…

My first knitted blanket

Well, it’s official. I’m a knit-wit. I never considered myself a knitter by any means. I would always try to teach myself to learn, but would find the diagrams in my learning-to-knit books confusing or I would get really aggravated when I dropped a stitch. I would eventually retreat to my safe world of crochet…