Yarn Snobbery is a pet peeve of mine. To me it demonstrates a lack of understanding of yarn and its use. And maybe I also feel a little bit icky because before I opened the shop I may have been a little guilty. I've learned a lot from running Knit Spin Weave for over 4… Continue reading Yarn Snobbery
My morning drive sees me traveling passed fields of wheat and canola each morning. I remember seeing Corn Dollys as a child in the UK and wonder how easy they are to make. They are made by weaving and plaiting wheat. I did what anyone in the modern age would do to learn something new… Continue reading Corn Dollys – Old Traditions
Written 105 years ago,. Those of us who have battled a stubborn hank, know the sentiments expressed well! What Happens When we Wind! There's nothing wrong about the wool When first it is untied; The strands are lying evenly And neatly, side by side. But you should see what happens when We start to wind… Continue reading Vintage Knitting book LOVE
"Rowing out" is when stocking stitch is uneven in knitting. Generally the purl row of stitches is larger than the row of knit stitches, resulting in uneven gaps between the rows. Mostly a result of the tension being looser on the purl row than the tension on the knit row. Many knitters find it… Continue reading Fixing Common Tension Issues – Rowing Out
Kitchen scales are a very handy tool for knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning and dyeing . I use them often in the shop. They measure in 1 gm increments which I find accurate enough for weighting yarn. Every yarn and fibre crafter needs a set. When knitting socks, scales can be used to wind the ball… Continue reading Useful tools – kitchen scales.