Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Knitting Stitch Gallery

With all the knitting projects that I have on my website, I have finally added a knitting stitch gallery. I will be adding more stitches over time, but here's a few that you can get started with.

Garter Stitch ~ The garter stitch produces a flat and even piece of knitting that is both practical and pretty. It's so simple to knit - it's probably the first stitch that most knitters will learn. But that doesn't mean it should be ignored.

Harris Tweed Rib Stitch ~ This stitch has raised columns and rows that form a grid like pattern that's very beautiful when knitted with a rich coloured yarn. This stitch will make any finished piece bold and interesting.

Linen Stitch ~ The linen stitch creates a woven look to the finished piece, which gives it an elegant and sophisticated look. For great results, use thick, chunky wool or multi-coloured yarn to highlight the woven look of the linen stitch.

Roman Stitch ~ Finished pieces using the roman stitch have raised stitches spaced evenly throughout the rows. This gives the knitting a lovely textured look and adds dimension as well.

Ready to start knitting? Then please visit The Knitting Stitch Gallery to see pictures of what these stitches look like and to learn the pattern for each stitch.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Resolutions for a New Year

Happy New Year!

I hope that everyone had a good Christmas and that 2010 will be a good year for you. Well, it's the start of a new decade. That's right - a new decade! Where has the time gone?

Do you make resolutions at the start of a new year? When I was younger, I did. Then I stopped, because I didn't want to wait until the beginning of a new year to make changes in my life. I thought that I should do it as needed.

But I've come to realize that the whole point in making a new year's resolution is to make sure that you take the time to think about what changes you want to make. It's too easy to get caught up in everyday life and not think about what you really want, what your priorities are or what your goals in life are.

So, my goals for the next year (and to make them a habit so that I keep doing them) are to exercise more and make more time for craft projects. I have a tendency to put these things off for later and then never getting to them.

Hmm, right about now that little voice in my head is telling me to make my resolutions more specific so that I'll be more likely to accomplish them ... I'm doing very well in ignoring the voice, but we'll see how I am with fulfilling my new year's resolutions. :-)