This is my second year as a member of the TKGA. I joined at the suggestion of my local guild and I am so glad I did
For a $25.00 yearly membership fee, you receive access to a plethora of fun and technical information. Cast On is the name of their monthly magazine. They also offer correspondence and mini courses.
I finally registered for the Master Hand Knitter Program. The MHK program is a correspondence course with three levels. Once each level is completed, it will be evaluated by the MHK committee. Only after the evaluation may you proceed to the next level.
The course teaches knitting techniques, traditions, the care of knit wear, the history of knitting and so much more. There are projects to turn in , papers to write and books to read and review.
If anyone is interested in joining me, the cost of level one is $105.00.
This is my first pair of socks for 2017. My goal is to knit at least 17 pairs in 2017. I also want to learn to knit socks cuff down and to learn two additional heel patterns. The fish lips kiss (I love the sound of that) and the sweet tomato heel.
The yarn I used for this project is Debbie Macomber Blossom Street in the Plum colorway. I love this yarn. Wool, angora and nylon. Ahhh, ❤💙💚
The pattern is Lamaisonrililie’s toe up version of Hermione’s Everyday Sock.
This pattern has become my favorite for solid color yarn. It’s a free pattern by Erica Lueder. The pattern is written cuff down and too bad, so sad for me, I have only knit socks toe up. I found a pattern by Lamaisonrilie that uses the same stitch pattern and is constructed toe up. I made one pair and am now on my second. It’s a pretty pattern with a lot of texture. The four stitch pattern is easy to memorize. Listed below are the links to both patterns. Enjoy!
I don’t really need help. I am loving my return to crochet. I’ve been seeing the Grannystripe hashtag on Instagram for a minute now. Last night, I asked Hipppiemommy ( a knitter I follow) if there was a pattern for this #grannystripe blanket. She directed me to Attic24 for the free pattern.
And.. that did it. The first thing I see is the Moorland Blanket Crochet Along (CAL) There is a photo of a beautiful landscape and another of a beautiful blanket. Did I say beautiful enough? I came for the grannystripe blanket, move along.
I clicked on the grannystripe link and the bright, beautiful colors of crochet dragged me down the rabbit hole. The warmth of familiarity gave me the tingles. My Mother taught my sisters and I to crochet as children. She made doilies with crochet thread and teeny, tiny steel needles. I watched in awe. I thought everything my Mother did was wonderful. As for me, I loved making tams for the kids (boys) in my elementary school.
I returned to crochet about 5 years ago. Then I was bitten by the knitting bug. I still love to crochet and I am particularly partial to granny squares. Go for a stroll and visit Attic24. I bet you will not be able to resist. Happy knitting and crocheting. Find the patterns below.
One of my very first sock patterns was from About.com. I visited the site today and realized how much there is to read there. Here are a few links that I found interesting. Please take a look if you already haven’t. I hope you find it as useful and informative as I have.
There are five different versions of a preemie hat included in this free pattern by Carissa Brownng. There is an eyelet, a striped one, one with a diamond design, one with a heart design and a ribbed one. I made the eyelet hat and am now casting on for the striped one. The Eastern Long Island Knitting Guild asked their members if they would donate their time and knitting skills for Cohen’s Children’s Hospital. This is my very first charity knit. I don’t know what took me so long. If you’re looking to do something for charity, consider one of these adorable hats. Get the pattern here hats.
This was my third year at THE event of my knitting world. Vogue Knitting Live. This was also the first time I felt confident enough to take a class. I attended Melissa Leapman’s Plug “n” Play workshop. I came away with an understanding of my body type and what sweater style is most flattering for me. She discussed the sweater silhouette, the sleeve style and neck type best for various body types. Her latest book is 6000+ Pullover possibilities. I’m glad I took the class. I’ll be taking a class again next year. The fashion shows are always a highlight for me. I leave wanting to “knit all the things”. If they come to your city and you love the fiber arts, go and enjoy.