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.
|Posted on March 6, 2012 at 5:00 PM||comments (14)|
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; http://crochetwithdee.blogspot.com/2012/02/and-now-end-is-near.html) when I came across an ant...
|Posted on February 7, 2012 at 3:05 PM||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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|Posted on January 20, 2012 at 1:40 PM||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 ofRead Full Post »
|Posted on May 8, 2009 at 8:32 AM||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 ...
|Posted on March 15, 2009 at 1:03 PM||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...
|Posted on February 5, 2009 at 10:17 AM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 30, 2008 at 3:49 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 6, 2008 at 11:15 AM||comments (0)|
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|Posted on November 5, 2008 at 2:12 PM||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. ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on November 4, 2008 at 1:26 PM||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...Read Full Post »