I remember as a young girl the fascination I felt as I watched my mother knit. An ordinary yarn snaked out of a ball, and with the magic of two sticks, that yarn turned into something beautiful. I’ve never lost my fascination with the craft.
Over the years, I dabbled in many of the fiber arts: knitting, crocheting, spinning, and weaving and enjoyed all of them, but knitting was always my “go to” thing that calmed me and sparked my creativity.
My deep love for knitting grew as I helped knitting friends through those false starts that sometimes happen at the beginning of a project and helped them correct those inevitable mistakes that happen to all knitters.
As I searched for more efficient—and sometimes easier ways to accomplish various knitting procedures, I started building a library of information I labeled “Knitting Tidbits.” Over time, that folder grew to contain dozens and dozens of little things that made my knitting more efficient and my hand knitted pieces look more professional.
In the last several of years, I’ve stuck my toe into the designing-knitwear-pond, and those Tidbits have proven to be a goldmine of information that I continually draw on as I strive to write knitting patterns that are easy to understand.
My goal with the publication of this blog is to share the things I have learned (and continue to learn) with other knitters and to help knitters eliminate those self-imposed boundaries as they explore the knitting craft.