Thoughts & Opinions

These are general musings about knitting, the whys of knitting, and some opinion pieces.

Holiday Knitting star
For many people, the best part of knitting is the ability to shower loved ones with gifts, especially during the holidays. It’s important to think this through before beginning in order to limit frustration and burnout. Here are some tips for knitting your way through the holiday season.

Knitted Layettes star
Welcoming a new family member? Perhaps craft some knitsperation for the parents!

Knitters As Makers star
A manifesto for makers among us in the knitting community.

Knitting and Simplicity star
This is a musing on the relationship between our craft and our values.

Knitting in the Time of Coronavirus star
Knitting can soothe us during this troubled time!

Knitting Resolutions star
Change up your knitting for the New Year! Here are some ideas.

Playing with Ribbing star
Take the time to swatch different rib patterns, and use your new knowledge to personalize your next garment!

Right-Sized New Year's Knitting Resolutions star
What goals will you set for yourself this year?

Support Your Local Yarn Store! star
Is there still a local yarn store near you? Make sure that it will be here next year by supporting it with your purchasing power!

Sweaters, Accessories, or Home Goods? star
There are sweater knitters, there are accessory knitters, and there are home knitters. Which one are you?

Take a Class! star
There is always a good reason to spend time with a teacher and other students!

The Sweater Curse star
Urban legend, or common sense caution? The “sweater curse” is actually protection for one’s soul.

Tips for Baby Gifts star
…. So your friend or relative is pregnant. You’ve got this – you’re a knitter! But think before you cast on!

Using Patterns star
Originality is important, but patterns written by others can teach us quite a bit about our craft!

World Wide Knit in Public Day star
Go out and show the world your creativity!

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