Gone are the days of seaming sock toes! Some techniques I’ve learned were used for one project and then lost in the chaos that is my mind. Judy’s Magic Cast On (JMCO) is not one of them. It had such a great impact on me, and I’ve used it so many times on multiple projects. … More Judy’s Magic Cast On
Since very early on in my knitting career, I have been debating whether or not to buy stitch markers. I like to consider myself a bit of a thrifty knitter…surely I don’t need to fork out cash for little plastic rings…right? Fancy stitch markers in the store always seem like frivolous luxuries you don’t really … More The Stitch Marker Deliberation
I’ve been cutting my own hair for a few years now. I don’t claim to be an expert at all and there’s definitely technique issues with how I get my cut, however I’m usually pretty happy with the final look and that’s all that matters, really. When I was a kid, my mom used to … More Self Haircut
Each member of my immediate family has some kind of crafty talent. Dad’s a graphic designer and product photographer, big sis is a wedding and portrait photographer/videographer, and momma, well, she’s a potter! She has been doing pottery for about 7 years now, growing her repertoire and experimenting with designs and techniques, much like myself. … More Meeting of the Crafts
I must have made over 200 socks by now for my charity project, all with heel flaps. This was the way I learned to knit socks, and it just stuck with me. Until recently, I never entertained the thought of using a different method. Not too long ago, I crossed paths with a lady who’s … More The Perfect Pair of Socks
My double-pointed needles were giving me grief and I was just about ready to snap them and throw them across the room! But instead I set them aside and pulled out my circular needles and decided to give two-at-a-time socks a try. I have been researching sock patterns in attempt to find the optimal method … More Two-at-a-Time Socks Give Me Anxiety
We have officially taken down our Christmas tree, and even though Christmas day is already just a faint memory, it still makes me a little sad! I’ve never been a huge fan of Christmas ornaments. What I mean by that is I like the tree to be properly decorated with sets of baubles–maybe 2 or … More Oh Deer, Is Christmas Over Already?
A knitting technique I feel is underrated is grafting. Many patterns I have seen tell you to make pieces separately and then use a darning needle to mattress stitch pieces together. While this works well, I love grafting pieces together where possible, as I think it leaves a cleaner finish. Grafting is a technique whereby … More Grafting with Knitting Needles