Today at the Sock Sessions, Charlie a very new knitter, finished her first project a large garter stitch square for a cushion. She had some Patons Super Quick left so I suggested she make some simple mitts. With her 10mm needles and Patons Super Quick, Charlie casted on 12 sts and made herself a pair… Continue reading Simple Fingerless Mitts
For the last few years I have been seeing Temperature blankets popping up in my social media feeds. Although I have been tempted, I also know I’m not the greatest at sticking to long term projects. As the many UnFinished Objects hidden around the shop in the boxes under the shelves attest too. (and you… Continue reading Temperature Wrap CAL
Knit Spin Weave reached it's third birthday in October. A real milestone in terms of survival for start ups. Although now in the fourth year I am in no way profitable. We are so conditioned not to talk about money, particularly so for women of my age group, so this might be a little uncomfortable… Continue reading How (not) to run a yarn shop
I was recently on a forum where someone wrote a post asking what they needed to know to teach a crochet class. Rather than give a short answer on the forum, I thought I would write a post on what I feel is important to know about teaching a craft. This won’t contain all I… Continue reading I want to teach crochet….
Swatching and sampling are often seen as a chore, skipped by many. When I am asked, how much yarn and what needles or hooks are needed, I explain that not all yarns are the same. Each maker works at a slightly different tension, so a swatch/ sample/ tension square is needed. There is often some… Continue reading ’Swatch’ it all about?