Tess’ Top Ten List of Basic Knitting Advice

1.  Don’t be intimidated. OK, sometimes this is easier said than done, but in the end, it’s just yarn, and needles.  It may even be expensive yarn, but it’s still just yarn.  At rock bottom, the act of knitting is just pulling loops through other loops.  It’s been done for centuries, so it’s not rocket…

Designing: Lazy Toe-Up Socks from Scratch

As you may know, I am a fairly lazy knitter. I also prefer knitting to a “recipe” rather than an exact pattern.  In fact, written knitting patterns are a recent invention in the knitting world, within the last 150 years or so.  It’s my belief that written patterns have proliferated mostly because they benefit yarn…

Binding Off: Problems and Solutions

Binding off. Well, there’s not a whole lot to say about that, is there? I mean, you’re done knitting, you bind off, right? Pfffft. While I don’t think quite as many techniques exist for binding off as casting on, still, there are quite a few. And the CO and BO edges can make or break…

Knit-In for Orlando this Saturday

If you’re looking for a dry place to knit in public for World Wide Knit in Public Day, come on over to SCRAP! This Saturday, from 12-5 pm, SCRAP will be hosting a “craftivism” event to raise funds for the Pulse Tragedy Community Fund. This fund was set up by the GLBT Community Center of…