The definition of geo - combining form, from the Webster dictionary, is “earth: ground: soil”. The definition of gradient is “the rate of regular or graded ascent or descent”. The colors are definitely gradient. Starting with lightest shade and working to the darkest shade. But I can’t figure out why geo is in the name.… Continue reading Geogradient
Well, Halloween is over and it’s officially the holiday season! I think that every other commercial is a Christmas commercial. The stores are decorated for the holidays, sales are already happening for that perfect gift. Around this time each year, I am looking for the perfect knit to give as gifts to the many people… Continue reading That perfect knit for a gift
This past week, I got to spend time with my niece. She got married a month ago and is learning quickly how to hide her yarn purchases. Part of me was a bit taken back. But as I thought about it, I realized, that as I check out customers here at the store, I'm often… Continue reading Where do you hide yarn?
I'm often asked if I've been knitting a long time. I can't come up with an answer because I don't remember a time when I haven't had knitting needles in my hand. I can remember as a young kid sitting and knitting at family get togethers, knitting at school, and knitting in the evening while… Continue reading How long have you been knitting?
So, this week we will be going onto Clue 3 of the Geogradient mystery knit. I don’t know about you, but for me, this was a dilemma. I finished the first clue which has since been discontinued. And, with respect to all, I don’t see a negative pattern. I see a very pretty geometric design… Continue reading The elephant in my knitting bag
I say yes. A guild is a great way to meet other artists (beginners and advanced) who share your craft. In a guild meeting you can learn new skills and enjoy socializing with others who understand the passion you have for your craft. Let’s face it, we all have family members whose eyes glaze over… Continue reading What is a guild and should I join one?
I first heard this term from a knitting designer, Jill, from Knitsisu. She was teaching an on-line class and a few of us were stressing over the design. Jill’s recommendation is that when you are working on a design that takes a lot of concentration, work on it for a while, and then go to… Continue reading What is clean palate knitting?
Is that really a question? As I sit in my family room, watching dust/fur moats float across the floor knowing I have two more loads of laundry to do and, of course, the grocery shopping needs to be done, I also notice the three bags of yarn projects calling my name. I’m currently working on… Continue reading To knit or not to knit?
For me it does . . . and right now it’s horror. I love Halloween. I grew up with a dad who helped us make our costumes. Not the homemade sewing kind, taking weeks to create. The kind he pulled out of his imagination last minute. He dressed my sister up one year in a… Continue reading Does knitting have a genre?
This is a picture of what you can make using Berroco's new yarn Dash . . . . . . and this is what I made!!!! Am I crazy? Although lots of people absolutely love this pattern, baubles aren't for me. Sigh . . . I love this yarn, don't get me wrong. That said,… Continue reading Am I Crazy?
This should be really fun! It's pretty wild to be knitting something that you don't have any idea what it will look like or how the yarns will actually look knitted up. Stephen West writes: We are going to have so much fun knitting an out of this world shawl design. This year’s shawl will… Continue reading Get ready for a geometric explosion!
Wow it's been a busy time here at the store and personally. I was off-line due to my daughter's wedding. It was an absolutely beautiful event and fun was had by all. For a few, maybe too much fun! We joined two great families and I love that our family grew larger. My husband and… Continue reading We are back!