Thoughts & Opinions

These are general musings about knitting, the whys of knitting, and some opinion pieces.

Buying Yarn Local Shop versus Big Box Store star
With all of the places to buy yarn a knitter can be overwhelmed. This article discusses where you should buy yarn.

Holiday Knitting star
For many people, the best part of knitting is the ability to shower loved ones with gifts, especially during the holidays. It’s important to think this through before beginning in order to limit frustration and burnout. Here are some tips for knitting your way through the holiday season.

Knitters Manifesto star
What is knitting, a statement of what knitting means to me.

Knitting to finish or knitting as a process star
Do you have a lot of items you have started knitting, but never finished. You are not alone. Knitting for you may be a process.

Playing with Ribbing star
Take the time to swatch different rib patterns, and use your new knowledge to personalize your next garment!

Support Your Local Yarn Store! star
Is there still a local yarn store near you? Make sure that it will be here next year by supporting it with your purchasing power!

Sweaters, Accessories, or Home Goods? star
There are sweater knitters, there are accessory knitters, and there are home knitters. Which one are you?

Ten reasons to love knitting star
Top ten lists are fun and can be helpful to understand why you like what you like. This list will address the "things" I like about knitting and the things I love about the process of knitting.

The Sweater Curse star
Urban legend, or common sense caution? The “sweater curse” is actually protection for one’s soul.

Tips for Baby Gifts star
…. So your friend or relative is pregnant. You’ve got this – you’re a knitter! But think before you cast on!

Using Patterns star
Originality is important, but patterns written by others can teach us quite a bit about our craft!

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