15 knitting problems most knitters have!

Craftsy blog posted this post on the 15 most common knitting problems. I concur with them! Most of them are frustrating!

1. Running out of yarn just before finishing a project! To get around this, I’ve always tried to over estimated yarn (my husband hates that I have a box of scrap yarn!).  Sometimes, depending on the project, I buy a full skein of excess yarn. That way I know I won’t run out. It has saved my bacon 3 times I know of in the past.   [read more]

Circo Cowl Completed!


Here is a close shot of the finished Cowl. It is currently being blocked to make it look pretty :).

Oh and if you wanted to make sure that it is for certain a mobius cowl:

there is the twist for you! I’m blocking it on two rolled up towels to stretch it out because you can’t really pin it on a blocking board very easily.  It was the suggestion of Laura Nelkin, the pattern designer. [read more]

Once and Future King Mystery Knit along

One of my favorite knitting activities are MKALs or Mystery Knit alongs. I’m currently in one by The Unique Sheep called “Once and Future King” which started on July 17. The way a Mystery Knit along works is you get the pattern piecemeal, usually bits of it a week apart, giving you time to work on the bit you were given.  I’m a little behind on this MKAL, as I’m still working on the first clue, and the second clue was released on the 24th. Once I get the clue done, I’ll post a picture of the completed clue. [read more]