Hi, Happy Knitters and Enthusiastic Crochet Hobbyists,
For many of us, the cold outside is the main reason to stay inside and keep busy, whether or not we have a comfy chair in front of a fireplace or a home-made afghan to snuggle under as we pursuit our latest project.
But for those of you, "down under" this might be the perfect opportunity to evaluate your stash and think about the projects you plan to create when the weather gets colder. Either way, I have something important for you this month.
I've been busy completing the beginner guides for both knitting and crocheting and I've added a few new tutorials you might find helpful.
For Knitters, please check out these how to articles:
How to Make Even Stitches: A Tension Primmer
Best Knitting Books: Here are my Favorites, what are yours?
Do You Know How to Make the SKP Decrease?
I haven't forgotten you. Check out these new resources just for crochet enthusiasts.
Best Crochet Books Everyone Should Read
Rib Stitch Crocheting: Tutorial and Free Headband Pattern
How to Knit for the Very Beginner
How to Understand Yarn Labels before You Acquire Your Stash
All about Knitting Needles: How many and Just What You Really Need
Understanding Gauge: Don't Avoid this Post
What You Need to Know about Wool and Other Fibers
Understanding Knitting Patterns
Basic Crochet Stitches for the Absolute Beginner
Understanding Crochet Hooks and How to Buy
Crochet Terms and Abbreviations for Reading Patterns
How to Create a Gauge Swatch and Understanding How it is Used
We're now on Pinterest. Please take a look, repin, follow or whatever feels right to you. I hope to keep you informed on everything Knitting and Crocheting, so I truly appreciate your help. Remember, this site is written and produced by one person, me, Janice Jones, so there is no big corporations behind any of the content on the site. I rely on readers to ask questions, give suggestions, or even print their own patterns for fellow hobbyists to enjoy.
Follow us on Facebook. I've started a modest presence on Facebook. Let me know what you want to see on this site. I am all ears! I hope to help you along with your knitting and crocheting and will work diligently to answer all posts and e-mails you send me. You just need to contact me.
Anyone on Twitter? Check us out on our new Twitter Account. We'll be announcing new written posts when they become available on this account. I'd love for you to follow us on our journey.
You Tube? Yes, it is in the works. I'm hoping to add video tutorial to all posts that need it, so stay tuned, I'll let you know when it becomes a realty.
Until next time,