Tag Archive ‘Knitting’

 

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 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 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 […]

knittedyarns Swatching – A Necessary Evil

I always swatch before starting projects which need to fit (clothes versus warshrags and shawls). As recommended, I then wash and block my swatches. While I don’t always make my swatches to a minimum of 4 inches by 4 inches, I do test the various repeats. For my next attempt of the Botanica Medallion Sweater, […]

knittedyarns Happy 4th of July from New York City-Knitting Included!

Happy July 4th! I wish you all the best. Here’s the shot of the Empire State Building which gets wrapped in different colors every night. Working on the lighting must be like working a wonderful color pattern in light instead of yarn! I hope that you all had a wonderful time. One thing about holidays […]

knittedyarns Planning Vacation Knitting

This year, we’re going to Fire Island for a beach vacation where we both get to indulge in our hobbies. My husband wind surfs in the bay and I knit on the ocean beach. In preparation, I plan out my knitting, especially since there aren’t any yarn stores on Fire Island in case I run […]