You could just start knitting with nothing but a pair of needles, yarn and a pattern in front of you. But chances are that you may run into sizing issues ( you must gauge!), an abbreviation you aren’t sure of, or a technique you don’t know. The yarn may not have enough stretch or it may have too much and this my friend, is is where having a guide can come in handy.
A couple of weeks ago, my family and I made it to the Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival. This visit was our 7th! I didn’t spend a long time there since it was a long weekend and it was following getting up earlier and out the door for church ( I typically go on Saturdays and not Sundays but something else came up). We headed up after church since we were halfway there from our new home. We took lunch and walked around for a bit. Lots of inspiration for my own fiber related projects. Continue reading
December is always a busy month and with that usually comes lots of knitting! I tend to prefer to give useful handmade gifts like wearables or helpful household items when and if I can. We don’t often have much money to spare when it comes to store-bought gifts and gift cards and have always found handmade a bit more doable with a smaller dollar amount but a larger sacrifice of time. Continue reading