As promised, here is a free knitting pattern for based on the little hat I knit while up in Snow Shoe, PA over this past weekend. One little piece of trivia: This is Ludicraft’s first birthday! And I think there is no better way of thanking my readers than to share a new pattern with […]Read More Snow Shoe Hat: Free Knitting Pattern
Where I live in PA, street fairs and farm shows are HUGE in the fall. Streets are filled with rides, food, and throngs of people. Parks are converted into tent cities full of animals, goods, and curiosities. It’s a fun time. One aspect of the farm show/fair idea is the competitions. People can enter anything […]Read More Fall Fair Season
I did something bad. I cut into my knitted work and it wasn’t for steeks. And I don’t regret it at all. I got the final product I wanted out it, so I wasn’t all that naughty. Most knitters, myself included, cringe at the thought of taking scissors to an FO. In this case, I […]Read More Cutting into my Knitting
This past Friday I bought a book, which inspired me to learn intarsia. So, Sunday I grabbed some straight 8’s and two colors of worsted weight yarn and dug in with minimal research. I thought I had this figured out. Nah, I’ll just skim over another book and see what they have to say, and […]Read More Intarsia: A Tale of Two Hearts
The weather gets warm and what do I do: I knit a sweater! Actually, it’s a summer sweater and made out of an acrylic/cotton blend. I like this sweater. It’s called Bob and showed up in the Summer 2003 edition of Knitty. I don’t know why it’s called Bob, but it is. This took me […]Read More Bob the Sweater
I am sick of knitting hats. It seems like everything I knit for my upcoming show is a hat. That needs to stop. So, I’m focusing on other types of projects, such as notebook covers and coffee cup sleeves, stuff like that. Oh, and trinket bags. Just not hats. I’ll probably knit a chunky scarf […]Read More Hat Overload
So, I’ve noticed something lately when knitting. I knit A LOT of simple lace. The funny thing is that lace knitting sort of scares me with its intricate decreases, yarnovers, and charts. Still, simple lace has become a way of knitting for me. Is this a leap into complex lace? Time will tell, I suppose. […]Read More When did I become a lace knitter?