Category Archives: Knitting Fun

Fun things or facts about knitting

Tie-Dye Handbags

My birthday was last week, so my friends, knowing I’m crafty, threw me a tie-dye t-shirt party.  Of course, I had to try it on one of my handbags! I’ve been thinking about trying to dye a purse for a … Continue reading

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Finished Dreambird Shawl

I finished the Dreambird Shawl just in time to give it to my Mom for Christmas.  This shawl is so unusual that when she pulled it out of the package, she wasn’t really sure what it was until my sister modeled … Continue reading

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The Challenge of Knitting with Pets

I’ve been knitting like a maniac trying to finish up all of my Christmas presents this year.  Given my three cats’ reactions to the fiber frenzy, I think they believe that I’ve made everything just for them! I’ve never really … Continue reading

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My First Shawl

I’ve been knitting for over 40 years now and I’ve never made a shawl.  However, when I saw this beautiful pattern, I decided that I should make my first one now! I’m not exactly sure why I’ve never knit a … Continue reading

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Working With Non-Stretchy Yarns

I’ve been working on a long-sleeved version of my Arabesque Metallic Sweater pattern.  Since Paton’s Metallic Yarn is 90% tencil and, therefore, not stretchy, casting on and binding off has some challenges.  I think this issue exists for any plant-based fiber yarn. … Continue reading

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How I Broke My Nose Knitting

I know this sounds ridiculous, right? Who breaks their nose as a result of knitting? Well, I did! Yesterday, I started working on my fall line of purses. I know exactly what I want in terms of colors, but I’m not exactly … Continue reading

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Leftover Yarn Turned Eyeglass Case

When I knit the custom purple tablet cover, I ended up with a little leftover yarn. I thought I did the math correctly for a little purse, but it ended up turning into an eyeglass case. The irony of it … Continue reading

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Searching for the Perfect Felted Patterns

I think patterns on purses and handbags can make them look interesting. However, what a pattern looks like when knit can be very different from what they look like after they’ve been felted. So, I knit up a bunch of … Continue reading

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The Very First Sweater I Ever Knit

I don’t know what made me think of it, but I started thinking about my very first sweater.  As in, the first sweater I knit – ever.  I had to practically tear my house apart trying to find it, but find it … Continue reading

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Some Days It’s All About Waiting

I raced home from work as I expected to receive the spring-gated rings for my bucket purse today.  Unfortunately, I had no mail.  Because someone, in a big red truck blocked my mailbox.  As this same person does practically every day.  My mailman … Continue reading

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