Purple Dragon curled scarf

So I have been attempting to make scarves on my new knitting machine, however all of the sides end up very curled. I even blocked this for overnight and steamed it but it still doesn't take out the curl.  So if you can't beat 'em, join 'em. This is a purple curled scarf with fringe... Continue Reading →

New knitting machine

So I finally broke down and purchased a vintage Brother KX-350 knitting machine. But before I did, I got some wonderful advice from One Hook Productions creator, Mike Horwath!  It's been a fun adventure because I've had to do some cleaning and repairs before I could us the machine. In the photos you can see... Continue Reading →

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here's an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 11,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 4 sold-out performances for that many... Continue Reading →

First time blocking

Here's a shawl I made and decided to block it because of the border work 🙂 turned out pretty nice! I did not use a pattern. It's essentially a half granny square. Very easy to do if you can do single, double, and treble crochet.              

brio chunky scarf

Made this colorful scarf using Berroco Brio chunky yarn. It sold at a silent auction for $45!  It's a basic half double crochet stitch.            

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