Knitting On Stage and Other Superstitions

I was listening to an audiobook that involves the theater, and was surprised to hear a character declare that “knitting on stage is bad luck”. Having at least 50% of the qualification, and never having heard of this one, of course, I had to look into it.  And yes, I found several sites that insist…

Playing Lessons

A long time ago, a knitter once asked me about “playing lessons” for knitting. I had no idea what playing lessons were.  She explained that the term comes from golfing, and a playing lesson is where you go out and actually play a round of golf with your teacher.  Since many people learn best by…

Ribbing Solutions: Clean Color Changes

If you purl on the RS of the work, on the first row of a new color, you’ll end up with the new color showing up as purl “bumps” or “blips” in the old color. If you want a clean color change in ribbing – or any time you have a purl st involved in…

Show Stopper, Indeed

OK, I cannot resist posting this vintage gem – even though this is CROCHET, not knitting (and I think knitters all over the globe can all be thankful for that). I truly believe this picture deserves a better fate than being hidden away in an old book. The item originally appeared with this text: Show…