Sunday, November 15, 2020

Stress relief Knitting


Thankfully the election is over and we can breathe a little easier now. The stress of the pandemic and the battle for the presidency of the United States left me with a lot of nervous energy and the inability to really concentrate on my creative processes. 

So-o-o-o, I've been knitting these wonderfully easy, but still creative, seed-stitch scarves. 

A couple years ago, I started one based on directions found in the 2002 Winter edition of Spin Off magazine. I finally finished it off in early September this year. But I didn't like the tightness of the cast on edge and the cast off edge. So I ripped them both out and tried several other options. I finally settled on a nice, stretchy bind off and wrote up my own directions. I'm trying to figure out a venue to share them now. 

This is a great project for using up those small skeins of handspun yarn and leftover yarn from other knitting projects. I haven't fulled these scarves, but I might give that a try on one of the longest ones. I will have all my scarves listed in my online shop

Another way to Felt locks

I belong to a group on Facebook called Vegetarian Sheepskin, which is a strange name for felt pelts, but there are lots of variations on wha...