We are settling comfortably into 2020 and the knitting community has not disappointed so far this year. Our top 7 best knitting blogs are energized and ready to go. From vibrant yarns to perfect techniques, knitting is off to an amazing start this year.
Whether you struggle with anxiety or simply love a giant, cozy hug, weighted blankets are amazing self-care. If you haven't heard of a weighted blanket, it is an extra heavy thick blanket that evenly distributes pressure to your whole body, providing security. They are soft, secure, and have multiple benefits. Think of a weighted blanket like a safe cocoon.
f you have heard the term "worsted weight yarn" and you aren't sure exactly what it means, we are here to help. As you know, yarn comes in various shapes and sizes ranging from nearly invisibly thin to a rope-like thickness. Worsted weight is the yarn that sits right in the middle of yarn weight spectrum. It is the most popular yarn weight because it is perfect for knitting sweaters, blankets, and scarves. Think of it as the perfect all purpose yarn.
We’re still in the middle of the winter season, which means that it’s all about layering up and staying cozy. This also makes it the perfect time to show off your colorful knits, whether it’s a stunning, bright-hued scarf or a chunky beanie.
Every year knitters resolve to not buy more yarn… the dreaded “yarn diet”. And like all resolutions, they are made to be and will be broken. It’s really just a matter of how long before they are. We are taking a different focus...
When it comes to buying more than one skein in the same colour, people say "Always buy the skeins from the same dye lot so they will match." But rarely are two hand-dyed skeins ever identical. Here's why.
We’re now living in a world where memes, tweets, and other social media posts have literally put the “instant” in “instant gratification, and it’s managed to make its way into our own little knitting corner of the social media world.
It seems like over the past year, the world has been catching on to the fact that regardless of age, race, gender identification, geographic location or social status, knitting is one of the most mindful, and healthy, hobbies you can pick up. Literally.
The craft is, in itself, a form of meditation that does all sorts of amazing things for your blood pressure, anxiety levels, self-esteem, and overall outlook on life.