9
Jun

Last stop: Scotland!

Did you catch the Fair Isle reference in yesterday’s post?  In case you don’t understand what Fair Isle has to do with Scotland, here’s a little history for you. Fair Isle is a traditional knitting technique used to create patterns …

9
Jun

Knitting socks in tandem

Remember a couple of months ago when I was struggling with Second
Sock Syndrome. After knitting with the Magic Loop Method several times,
I’ve realized that I prefer knitting with DPNs. It’s just a matter of
personal preference. We have a selection of Magic Loop/DPN sock knitters
in the building. We’ve all tried any new method that has come
around and it’s been fun to watch who ends up using what needles for the
sock knitting.

7
Jun

Belinda Shawl ready just in time for the wedding!

This is the photo from Mason Dixon Knitting: Outside The Lines. You can
see how the pattern caught my attention. The shawl is actually very easy
to knit and it worked up relatively quickly.

I couldn’t have cut it much closer. I finished the shawl one week before
Bob’s nephew’s wedding. Thank goodness lace shawls dry quickly. I was
so happy with the results. One of those times when you have wanted to
make something for ages and it turns out even better than expected.