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Paul’s Nifty Quiz Tester

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Why it’s essential to know your knitting personality type

You've take the Knitting Personality Quiz! Yay! But how does this fun little factoid affect your life? How does having taken this quiz make your life better? Read on to find out! And, if you found your way here and haven't taken the quiz yet, just click on the image...

The Perfect Yarn for This Gorgeous Lace Shawl

The Perfect Yarn for This Gorgeous Lace Shawl

Your gaze sweeps the stark landscape of the Shetland Islands. Beautiful, small Shetland sheep dot the fields, grazing. Being a knitter, instead of sheep, your eyes see potential shawls.

Beautiful Beginnings! An Easy, Super-Stretchy Cast On

Beautiful Beginnings! An Easy, Super-Stretchy Cast On

A tutorial for a super-stretchy cast on. It is easy to do, strong and sleek (includes description, photos and a video). My two favourite types of projects to make are lace shawls and socks. Depending on how you work them, either project may require a stretchy cast-on....

Grasker Hat is live on Ravelry!

Grasker Hat is live on Ravelry!

I am thrilled to announce that the Grasker Hat is live on Raverly. That’s right, you can go to Ravelry right now to buy and download your very own copy of this eye-catching Icelandic-inspired hat. It is such a fun hat to knit and to wear. The extra warmth from the...

(Test) Knitters are Awesome People

(Test) Knitters are Awesome People

We all know that knitters in general are amazing people. Almost all the knitters I know are so generous in very many ways: they are generous in spirit, in giving of their time, their knowledge, their yarn, their cookies, their sense of humour and their friendship....

Fall, time to gain weight! Yarn weight, that is!

Fall, time to gain weight! Yarn weight, that is!

Summer is a wonderful time to knit with thinner, cooler yarns. I love knitting with fine lace weight and fingering yarns throughout the year and in the summer, I rarely knit with anything else. But as the weather gets cooler, I get the longing to knit with thicker...

Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn Basics for New (and not so New) Knitters 1

Yarn comes in an almost infinite variety and making yarn choices can be overwhelming, especially when you are just learning to knit (and sometimes, even when you are an expert knitter). Yarns vary in their fibre composition, their thickness, number of plies, how they...

Square cross-section needles

Square cross-section needles

Recently, I purchased some square cross-section needles and I love them. There are two brands available (that I know of): Kollage Square® and Knitter's Pride Cubics. I got mine from the ever delightful Simply Socks Yarn Co. These are lovely to work with: they are...

Making a microskein

Making a microskein

Cut a 6 inch (15 cm) piece of heavy card.  Wrap the yarn around the card. Slip the wound yarn off the card. Slip two toothpicks into circle made by the yarn.  Hold one toothpick steady and while holding the yarn taut, twirl the other toothpick until the yarn starts to...

Recycled Gift Bags

It is that time of year when we have or are in the midst of buying and making gifts for everyone on our list. Then, we take a deep breath of satisfaction for having bought them all, and the wrapping panic begins! Personally, I don't get that panic anymore. Over the...

T-shirt Yarn Tutorial: Introduction

T-shirt Yarn Tutorial: Introduction

Creating yarn from old t-shirts is a great way to give new life to old clothes and to get free yarn in the bargain!  Look for t-shirts with little or no printing as the printing usually interferes with the making of the yarn.  In the picture at right, you can see...

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