Knitting Conundrum: Knitting and Reading

Working on Minion 2.0

Working on Minion 2.0

My knitting has made it back to the office. The picture above is the Minion in progress for mom (though now it’s an old picture since she now has a little skirt, goggles, and a headband). It’s been nice to sit still and just knit for an hour in the middle of the day once again.

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Knitting Conundrum: Slippery DPNs

Former hat on DPNs

My one greatest fear every project I work on is losing stitches. Most of the time I can fix this on my own, which doesn’t bother me. It’s losing several at a time and then seeing they’ve unraveled without me knowing it. What’s worse is when they make it all the way to the bottom of the piece. When that happens, I have to strongly resist the urge to toss the project.

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Knitting Conundrum: Balancing a Clean House and Knitting

You should see the state of my house. Or, maybe you shouldn’t. In the de-cluttering process, I’ve dragged out almost every box and pile of papers I could find, and the result isn’t pretty. I’ve got a lot of work ahead of me to finish de-cluttering and then thoroughly cleaning this place. Oh, and did I mention it is now only 90 days until Christmas?

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Knitting Conundrum: Knitting Heels

I really enjoy working on socks, but I’m the first to admit I’m a novice on the subject. I’ve successfully made 2 pairs of socks, 1 toe up and 1 cuff down. That’s it. I’m currently working on the 3rd. The part I tend to struggle with the most is the heel. There seem to be many ways to knit one! What’s a girl to do?

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Knitting Conundrum: Plus-Size Knitting

I love scrolling through Ravelry or flipping through magazines and admiring all the beautiful patterns, especially the sweaters. As a big girl, though, I often find myself a little disappointed. Many patterns aren’t made for plus-size gals and guys. I worry about those that are because I never know if the cut will look good on me, and that’s a lot of work for a sweater that doesn’t look good. So, what to do?

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