Archive for the ‘Knitting’ Category

 

knittedyarns Shirley Paden Introduces Her New Book

New York City knitters lined up outside the Lion Brand Studio to hear Shirley Paden introduce her new book, Knitwear Design Workshop. It’s a wonderful compendium that walks would be designers and knitters who want to learn about the design process to help them knit better fitting garments through her knitwear design process. Shirley Paden […]

knittedyarns More Antique Lace Doily Knitting-Mommes Lysedug

While I promised myself that I wouldn’t allow knitting UFOs to accumulate this year, the fact that my 40″ Hiya Hiya circular needles broke was a great excuse for starting a new project. I have wanted to make a lace shawl from the Madeline Tosh Lace Superwash Merino that I bought from Webs at Stitches […]

knittedyarns Knitting Needle Crisis – Hiya Hiya Circulars Break Mid-project!

As readers of this blog know, I love knitting with circular knitting needles because the are easy to pack in your bag, keep the stitches in place, and don’t poke the person sitting next to you on the subway (where I do a lot of knitting). Unfortunately, if the circular needles break mid-project, you can […]

knittedyarns City Bakery Night of Knitting & Hot Chocolate

How can you go wrong with a combination of Knitting & Hot Chocolate? If you’re a knitting chocoholic, you don’t have to even ask. So when I heard about the City Bakery Night of Knitting and Hot Chocolate on Thursday, February 18th, I signed up right away. In typical New York style, knitters were out […]

knittedyarns Why I am not joining the 2010 Ravelympics

Having watched the 2006 ¬†Winter Knitting Olympics run by the Yarn Harlot and the 2008 Summer Ravelympics run by Ravelry, I considered joining this year’s Ravelympics. I really wanted to be part of a larger knitting community activity. Of late, I have been making (and finishing) smaller projects that can be completed in a couple […]

knittedyarns 7 Reasons UFOs Just Happen & 5 Questions to Help Reduce Your UFO Pile

7 reasons that knitted UFOs (unfinished objects) just happen and 5 questions to ask to help you reduce your pile.

knittedyarns New Jersey Bound for Yarn-Silk City Fibers Adventure

Silk City Fibers in Paterson, NJ is open to the public the second Saturday of every month. Here’s my review from my last visit.

knittedyarns 10 New Year’s Knitting Resolutions for 2010

January 1st is a time to be resolute with your knitting life. This year, I am reining in my knitting ambitions. Here are my 10 new year’s resolutions…

knittedyarns DC Bound Knitting- 5 Travel Knitting Tips

5 travel knitting hints to help you carry your knitting wherever you go.

knittedyarns Continental Knitting-How I learned that I was knitting wrong

Being left-handed, I have spent most of my life doing physical activities “the opposite way” since most people are right-handed. My mother tried knitting left handed to help me overcome that hurdle, without success. Instead, I picked up a set of yellow plastic knitting needles and a horrid cone of ¬†acrylic yarn (I cringe at […]