Easy Peasy Knit Cowl

This was a fun project.  I used large needles, large yarn, and an easy stitch.  I call this cowl Easy Peasy.  And as most of you know I love to use variegated yarn and I love the layers of color I got out of this skein.  The autumn colors really[Read more]

What’s on My Needles?

I love it when people ask me what is on my knitting needles today.  I usually have a couple of projects going at the same time: one large project and one small project.  Socks are my typical small project, however today I have a cowl on my needles and my[Read more]

Hand Knitted Dishcloth Gifts

I recall as a young wife and mother a wise woman advised me to always have ingredients on hand to be able to throw together a quick meal for the unexpected guest.  Over the years I have also learned to have a gift box full of things that could be[Read more]

Socks in Demand

Have you ever bought yarn for a project for yourself and then turn around and give it to someone else instead?  This is what happened to me during the holidays.  I had taken inventory of my sock drawer and decided that  some of my ready-made socks were nearing the end[Read more]

Hand Knitted Socks

I was asked not so long ago, “how many pairs of socks have you made?”  I honestly didn’t know the answer.  I started to knit again after putting my needles down for over a decade.  It was all prompted by the ice storm of Dec. 2006.  Our part of the[Read more]

Sorority Girl – Nifty Knit Scarf

More and more often these days, I am running into other college girls who knit! It is quite shocking to me because when I whipped out my knitting needles freshman year in the sorority house, everyone gave me a crazy look. Many were interested in learning, others commented on how[Read more]

Speech Meet Socks Finished

Don’t you love it when you finish a project?  Well I have finished my “Speech Meet” Socks.  I started these socks in January with the intention of working on them during down time at my daughter Mackenzie’s speech meets.  Well, she was often performing both sessions in each round so[Read more]

Charity Giving to the Collage Center

What does one do with all the leftover yarn from all the projects completed throughout the year. The girls and I decided to start making items to give away. We made hats, mittens, booties, scarves and even a granny square blanket. We gave some to friends and family and then[Read more]