Category Archives: Helpful Hints

From the Knitting Bag II: Various Gadgets

What else is in here? These two row counters are probably the handiest knitting gadgets I own. They fit rigth on the needdle. This stitch holder is the least handy knitting gadget I own. Since I’ve switched to double pointed … Continue reading

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Took Forever – But Fits Better

When I tried to make Bengalina a Christmas Sweater, the results were less than stellar. It looked cute in the front, but didn’t fit too well in back. It’s been two months now, and I think I finally worked out … Continue reading

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Long Pajamas are Finally Here!

He’s gotten away without them for a while now, but with snow on the ground, Toby Webkinz decides to break out his long PJ’s. Here’s how you make them: Long Pajamas  (Worked on size 8 needles with worsted weight yarn) … Continue reading

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Snaps are Everything – A Helpful Hint

I wanted to have a new pattern for you this week, but sadly that looks like it will have to wait. I’ve been working on Christmas cards a lot recently and reading, which happens when you work at a library. Anyway, … Continue reading

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Helpful Hints #3: Night of the Live Stitches

Sorry about the skipped post last week. I have been knitting Christmas stuff already, so my Webkinz patterns are taking a backseat to all that. Next week, I promise I will have a pattern. For now, here’s a helpful hint … Continue reading

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Helpful Hint #2 – Right and Left Sides Explained

I’m working on a new pattern for next week, but in the meantime, I thought I’d discuss how to finish off those pesky “right sides” and “left sides” in my patterns that often get switched around and cause confusion. These … Continue reading

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It’s County Fair Week!

I’ve entered knitted items in county fairs since I was about 15. This year, I decided to make a 14 X14 pillow to go with the afghan I entered last year. It didn’t win first prize, but at least it … Continue reading

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