Cheering for the Art of Crochet

Blog: DeeKnitsToo?

Dee Stanziano, well known for Cheering for the Art of Crochet, plays with sticks from time to time -- learning the Art of Knitting. This is where she explores the world of knitting and purling with two sticks instead of a single crochet hook.

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Heavenly Inspiration?

Posted on March 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (15)

I was chatting with my friend, Grace, when we got to talking about me getting 'caught' with knitting sticks in my hands -- again. Is this a new trend for me? I'm not sure.

I was doing some research on terms crocheters use in patterns that alert when the project is complete (blog post is here; when I came across an ant...

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Completed: Hooded Knit Scarf

Posted on February 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM Comments comments (0)

It took nearly three weeks (of stop & go), almost six skeins of the Caron Bliss yarn,a pair of ChiaoGoo bamboo knitting needles (size 13), learning how to increase on purpose, fixing one dropped stitch (how did that happen?!?), using a variation of "the poor man join" to seal up the hood, and using extended single crochets for trim -- and whaala! My hooded knit scarf is complete.

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The "Gasp" heard around the table...

Posted on January 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM Comments comments (0)


It has been quite some time since I've last ...

A: updated this blog
B: attempted to practice my knit stitches.

At our local "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session I pulled out the project pictured above. It is a scarf I am knitting out of

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The "Under" World

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:32 AM Comments comments (0)

At the local "Coffee, Crochet & Chat" session held at our local Borders bookstore, HHCC member Kathy decided it's time I learn to throw caution to the wind and learn traditional knitting.

At first it was awkward.  It felt like I had cucumbers for hands.  They refused to cooperate; they wanted a crochet hook.  They wanted to thread ...

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Checking In

Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:03 PM Comments comments (0)

Wow; it's been about a month since I've picked up my knitting needles.  I'm not going to get proficient at knitting if I don't practice.  More.  and More Often.

I was reading some archive entries in my crochet blog about my kniting attempts.  Failed attempts, really. 

Seriously.  I need to practice more.  and More Often.

But time has been a huge factor.  How...

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On Hold ...

Posted on February 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM Comments comments (0)

It's been about 45 days since I've put my knitting needles down.  Not because I wasn't enjoying the process, but moreso because life got in the way.  I needed speed, and since I am well versed in the crochet technique, I was able to get the speed I needed for various projects that were on a tight deadline.

I hope to return to my knitting adventure in the very near future; I have a near ...

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... still at it ...

Posted on November 30, 2008 at 3:49 PM Comments comments (0)

I have finished another scarf and am now working on a Mobius for myself ... a k1, p1 type of patterning I'm making up as I go along.  I'm pretty sure I'll be crocheting a pretty border for it.

What is causing this urge to knit?  My grandmother was a big time knitter.  She tried to teach me how when I was 19/20 years old.  She passed away a number of years ago, and there's not a day that goes by that I don't think of ...

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Preemie Knit Cap: for beginners

Posted on November 6, 2008 at 11:15 AM Comments comments (0)

by Dee Stanziano, copyright 2008
TLC Essentials Yarn


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It's not a scarf

Posted on November 5, 2008 at 2:12 PM Comments comments (0)

While at the Peabody Museum in New Haven this past weekend I was nearly able to complete a scarf.  The scarf was created so I could get much needed practice with my knitting, all while being earmarked for a local charity. 

Oh the excitement in doing a scarf. ...

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Posted on November 4, 2008 at 1:26 PM Comments comments (0)

I am a die-hard fan of crocheting.  And I love to blog about it.  This week, however, I began my journey into the knit world and decided I need a place to express my thoughts about it.  And so, this is my little place to experiment with my knit. 

I am in...

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