Random Bits of Projects

October 29, 2008

Knitting Help: Where to go for that stitch you need.

Have you run across a stitch in a pattern you have yet to learn yet you just cannot seem to find good instructions on how to perform it?

I found a site that shows oodles of different stitches with video. And…gasp!…the videos are usually clear! I often would run across a video on how to do a stitch and yet due to the color of the yarn, hands in the way, speed of knitting, and so on, I would not be able to follow.

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September 5, 2008

Knitting: Ravelry.com – Gotta Love It

http://www.ravelry.com

I learned to knit about a year ago, maybe a little more. I had to teach myself since I did not know anyone near me who knits or cared to knit. Between the Internet and some handy books I managed to figure it out. And loved it! I was surprised. I should not have been because I love crafts but I never had an interest in learning. I even grew up around knitting and crocheting since my mom was always making blankets that way. It just hit me one day that I thought it would be really neat to do. No real reason. So I did.

I went crazy for awhile knitting scarves but that soon became tedious. I had no one to share my projects with (I could never fit my schedule with knitting groups) and no real good way to learn something other than scarves. Bleh. I stopped knitting for about 6 months.

Then someone pointed me to Ravelry

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August 4, 2008

Knitting Links

  • This post is dedicated to links related to knitting. I have not tried all of the patterns posted yet but I will mark them with an ”¬†* ” if I did. I will blog about any I did as well.

Feel free to leave input if you try them. Keep checking back for more.

Link Categories so far are General Knitting Links, Knitting Instructions, and Free Patterns (including charity knitting), and Not Free, But Worth Mentioning, Holiday Knits, Vote!

Last Update: March 07, 2009. A free Alan Dart Easter pattern. Chick and eggs. Listed under Spring Holiday Knits.

November 13, 2008. Another charity doll pattern added in charity knits and mini Christmas stockings in Holiday knits.

Oct 31: Now in the works in free patterns….Holiday Knits! I hope to represent a multitude of holidays over time as I come across patterns. It might take awhile. Please do not think I am leaving anyone out.

October 31. Link to a basic doll pattern to knit.

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