Posted on July 31, 2020
Between knitting, meeting orders, advertising and marketing, it is easy to get lost with the humdrum of it all. I have been meaning to share with you one of my older projects.
With a vast amount of resources online, starting on a new project is quite easy. From blogs to videos to tutorials, you can find anything that your creativity fancies without much trouble. Once in a while though, I find interesting knitting patterns in books. I am very fond of knitted accessories and I incorporate these stitches to make small and quick projects such as gloves.
These gloves were knitted as 2 separate rectangular pieces using flat knitting. To form the fingerless gloves, I sewed the 2 sides and left gaps for the thumbs.
If you like textures and colors in your knitting, check out the book The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting by Margaret Hubert – 2nd Edition. The patterns are for all knitters, with skill levels varying from easy to intermediate to experienced. I especially love this book because I am a visual learner and I like seeing how the stitches are done and comparing them to my work, and with this book’s big, colorful photos, I can do exactly that.
The link above to Margaret’s book is her Amazon page. Check out some of the pretty textures from this book.
Please leave a comment below and let me know what you think. I would love to know what stitches you’re working on and pictures would be fun too! You can also visit me on social media and tag me with your pictures!
Full credit for the patterns/stitches used go to the respective author and publishers.
Posted on July 4, 2020
Every year on the fourth of July, we Americans celebrate our Independence Day. Looking back 244 years ago, the 13 colonies claimed their independence from Great Britain on July 4, 1776. This historic event eventually led to the formation of the United States.
Our world looks so different now, with this pandemic going on and the different challenges we face in our countries and communities.
But the bottom line stays the same, our founding fathers wanted us to live our lives fully, free from any oppressive force. So we carry on and honor their vision and sacrifice.
Happy 4th everyone! May we all enjoy and celebrate our freedom, not just with fireworks and parties and barbecues, but more than anything with lives lived in honor, respect and love for our country and humankind.
Hi there! My name is Shelah and I am the blogger behind Shelah Knits. I live in Alaska and I love to knit, hike and craft. I have an online shop on Etsy where I sell my handmade which I design myself. Some other lovely pieces are designed by other brilliant designers and makers. Thank you for visiting!