Sunday, September 20, 2020

Clair Repurposes Handknit Socks

These Fair Isle socks were a lot of work to make but a pleasure to wear. When the heels wore out, something had to be done. Parts were snipped off...

...and some ribbing was added. From worn socks to cozy wrist warmers!

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Memorize the Kitchener Stitch

 I don't know if anyone else has this problem, but every time I need to do some grafting with the Kitchener stitch I have to look up the process. This video by Lorilee Beltman will make a big difference to us all! I first saw it on Modern Daily Knitting here

Watch this video and you'll be a Kitchener expert. 

Saturday, September 5, 2020

Elva and Clair's Quilt

From Clair: Long after my mother Elva died, I found some appliqued and embroidered squares that she had made around 1935. They had been tucked away in her cedar chest and overlooked for a very long time. My mother was in her 20s when she made the squares; I put them together when in my mid-70s. It's a partially posthumous quilt, therefore, that was 85 years in the making!

Wednesday, September 2, 2020