So after a long hiatus for the winter, Any Stitch Will Get You There is back! Episode 7 features Sarah Wilson from The Sexy Knitter, and it is definitely worth the wait. Sarah is such an accomplished designer, and I’ve been a fan of her work since before I started knitting. Her sweaters, dresses, and skirts are so innovative and everything would be in my closet if I had all the hours to knit everything. Flip through a sample of her… Read more »

Sort of from the archives (have I been making videos this long??), here’s a video for beginners that goes a bit beyond Yarn 101. In the video, I discuss a few things: -Different ways yarn is stored -How to start a new ball using yarn from the inside and the outside -When you need to wind your yarn -How to wind your yarn (so that it pulls from the inside!) when you don’t have a ball winder  

Knitting is hugely important in our lives, obviously, and so it only seems natural to want to extend and share our knitting with others. I’ve been trying to compile a list of national charities either in the US or in the UK where you can make a difference in someone’s life. I’ve broken down the charities by topic, and I’ve also tried to include a variety – because while it’s great to knit a million blankets for those in need,… Read more »

It’s time for a technique video! Double pointed needles are super versatile and can be used on so many projects, but if you’re new to using them, getting started can be a bit of a pain. I’ve put together a little video to show you how to spread out your stitches, begin knitting, and make sure you don’t get those pesky ladders up the sides of your project. Check it out here:

The Catalina Beach Sweater Knit Along starts next week! (Do you need the details and sign up info??) And, of course, the question inevitably comes up of the best yarn substitutes, and, with that, gauge swatching. I did a quick poll on social media and in my facebook group, and I found that pretty much everyone hated it. And I do get it. I hate swatching for a lot of projects. But sometimes it’s necessary. And sometimes it can even… Read more »

All right, gang, let’s talk winter Knit Along! Voting happened, and the winner is the Catalina Beach Sweater!! Here’s a video that has all the below information (and lots more) in it so check it out if you’re so inclined (and then scroll down to the last section – Things to Do Now): The Catalina has eyelets, chevrons, and portions of stockinette so I don’t think it’s too advanced for most, and you can even get into a nice groove while… Read more »

It’s December!! If you’re special, you’ve done all your holiday shopping and you’re finally able to relax with some hot chocolate while you admire your Christmas tree – or whatever decorations you put up. That surely exists somewhere in the world, right? My December usually resembles something out of the amazing Christmas movie, Jingle All the Way. This movie is somehow even more amazing now that I’m an adult.   Anyway, the point is, I’m here to help! If you’ve… Read more »

  When I made my little hat collection earlier this year, I just knew the Arosa Slouchy Lace Hat would be the fan favorite. Mostly because it was my favorite, even though I love them all equally, of course. What I didn’t expect was to be commissioned to make a matching scarf and pair of gloves. You may have suspected that I’m not a fan of scarves, but it was also a family member asking so I didn’t want to turn… Read more »

I think everyone can agree that handmade gifts are amazing, and most knitters try to get in as much knitting as they can for as many people as they can. I know some knitters go big and try to make matching hats and scarves or socks – or even stockings! I love my friends and family, but I don’t have time for that. I’m all about the small stocking stuffer knit gifts. And I’ve always lamented the fact that cozies… Read more »

If you’ve read or listened to me chat about my own story and how I to knit, you’ll also have heard me mention that I taught myself to knit as a mindful activity. Mindfulness and mindful meditation are pretty big buzzwords right now, but that doesn’t mean they’re not important. I have wanted to do a small class on mindfulness and knitting for awhile, but I continually put it off because I was afraid I wouldn’t be able to cover as… Read more »