Monday, March 29, 2010
I was told once by a friend that also is an avid knitter that she read a study that Nun's have much lower risk of Alzheimer's. The study showed that the Nun's all had one thing in common, they were knitters. After she told me about that I thought it may be interesting to see what info I could find on the subject.
According to a study done by the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, knitter have decreased memory loss. This decrease is quite large, between 30-50%. So if you ever get the feeling that you are wasting time knitting, think again!
Saturday, March 27, 2010
Sorry for the hideous picture quality. I took this on my phone. This is how i originally planned on joining my squares for the baby blanket. However, I hated it. As I had said before I ripped out all the seaming on Thursday night when the shower was Saturday. I didn't want to give someone something that I hated so I had to think of something new. I came across an idea called Loop n Lace. Wonderful, love it, but takes a long time.
This is a simple slip stitch. Which is quick and easy and allows for two colors to be shown in joining squares. Useful just not what I was looking for.
Friday, March 26, 2010
This is what my wonderful boyfriend got me for my birthday. I am obviously a hand knitter (or there would be no blog) but I am wanting to expand into other areas that I don't know a ton about. One of them was machine knitting. I decided this may be the way for me to go right now due to 1) budget 2) possibly hating the whole machine deal.
I ended up somewhat liking this. It definitely frustrated me at first. I like the idea of how it works and I have an understanding of how it works but I definitely no expert on this yet. I have been so busy (read Crazy Weekend) lately that I haven't really had much time to pick this up in awhile.
Thursday, March 25, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Sunday, March 21, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
Sunday, March 14, 2010
- Start a binder of all your favorite patterns! It is way easier to print them and store them now then trying to find them on the internet again later.
- Organize all your patterns by diverders. Once you start collecting mutiple patterns it will make your life a lot easier.
- The best thing I ever did with all of my patterns is put them in page protectors. It keeps them from getting crushed ripped or having something spilled on them.
- Now when I am working on a pattern I use wet erase marketing to mark my patterns and cross off rows or sections I have completed. Then when I am done with my project I simply wipe the market off the page protector and put it back in my binder in case I ever use it again. This way your patterns don't get all marked up but you still have the convenience of writing on your patterns!
Friday, March 12, 2010
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
These are hand knit with the different character double stitched onto the covers. These are knit out of acrylic yarn which is sturdy enough to be washed after getting dirty out on the golf course.
Check these out at my etsy store!
Tuesday, March 9, 2010
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Tuesday, March 2, 2010
**UPDATE: Click here to print this pattern on google docs**
These are pictures of the process I went though to make the golf club covers. Eventually I will post pictures of the final outcome. Eventually I am going to make three of them. I will post the double stitch patterns in order to make these look like a stormtrooper, Boba Fett and Darth Vader. These are a perfect gift for anyone that happens to love Star Wars and golf! Plus they knit up easily. Enjoy!
Golf Club Cover Pattern
Sz 8 circular or double pointed needles (I used double pointed as I thought it was easier)
Cast on number of stitches that are divisible by twelve (I used 36)
Row 1: *K, K, P, P* repeat till end of round
Join round without twisting stitches
Continue with Row 1 until you have 5-6 inches in rib pattern
Row 2: K till end
Continue is Row 2 till you have 4-5 in. I tend to go closer to 5
Row 1: *K 2, K2tg, K 2* repeat till end of round
Row 2: K till end. All even rows are same as Row 2
Row 3: *K 1, K2tg, K2* repeat till end of round
Row 5: *K 1, K2tg, K1* repeat till end of round
Row 7: *K2tg, K 1* repeat till end of round
Row 9: *K2tg* repeat till end of round
Use plastic tapestry needle to take remaining 6 stitches off double pointed needles and tie in ends.