Trinity Stitch

The Trinity stitch (also referred to as Raspberry Stitch) creates a really lovely texture. Even the back looks clean and looks like its own design. Yarn used: Lion Brand Yarn Kitchen Cotton in Kiwi (discontinued) | Needles: US 8 (5.0mm) Takumi Knitting Needles by Clover USA Pattern: Source: The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting 2ndContinue reading “Trinity Stitch”

Clean Stripes Rib Stitch

The rib stitch is a versatile stitch that creates a nice stretch to your handmade garments. It is often used in hat brims (sometimes the whole hat), cuffs, waistbands and other specialized uses. To create the rib stitch, we alternate knit and purl stitches in the working row or round and follow the same stitchContinue reading “Clean Stripes Rib Stitch”

Simple Rib Knit Beanie

Handmade hats or beanies are simple are practical to give. They are personal and unique gifts. I think the most challenging part is actually making one that your recipient will like and actually use. People wear hats for many reasons. Up here in Alaska, it is mostly for staying warm and protection from the outdoorContinue reading “Simple Rib Knit Beanie”

Seed Stitch II

The Seed Stitch II is created by alternating two rows of knit and purl stitches. The photo shows two examples of the Seed Stitch II using different yarn weights and knitting needle sizes. This knitting stitch creates a very lovely texture. It is also versatile and can bring you different looks just by switching yourContinue reading “Seed Stitch II”

Chevron Stitch Pattern

The Chevron Stitch is a very attractive knitting stitch that uses knit and purl stitches. I have seen and tried several chevron stitches but this one in particular, is my favorite. Source: The Complete Photo Guide to Knitting 2nd Edition by Margaret Hubert | Published by @QuartoCreates Skill Level: Intermediate Cast on a multiple ofContinue reading “Chevron Stitch Pattern”

Basic Two Needle Mittens

After Christmas, I was craving to do a different project than what I had been doing for the past few months. Lucky enough, I found an old pattern from Patons for Mittens and Gloves. I forgot that I had that pattern and I remember, I only did a pair of fingerless gloves out of itContinue reading “Basic Two Needle Mittens”

Handmade Baby Hats and Plaid Pumpkins

Can you believe October is almost over? Even with this pandemic and our usual everyday challenges, life goes on. I am just hoping that everybody is doing well and staying safe during these crazy times. Staying busy and occupied helps a lot to distract us from today’s limitations. For me, knitting saves me from goingContinue reading “Handmade Baby Hats and Plaid Pumpkins”

Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska

It was such a delight visiting North Pole, Alaska for our first family road trip for the year!  My sister and brother-in-law came up here from Australia and we were so blessed to have had this amazing experience right in the middle of winter… at -40 degrees F! Of course being in North Pole, weContinue reading “Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska”

County Fair 2019

Wow! After months of market preparation, the County Fair that I was participating in finally wrapped this year. Dozens of vendors with their crafts, trade and expertise, our ever-loving community that never ceases to support our local dreamers, and of course, the dedication and commitment of the organizers all helped make this event a successfulContinue reading “County Fair 2019”

Knitted Pumpkins

It is only a week and a half to go before the market day I am going to be in and there are lots to do! This week, I have been enjoying working on some knitted pumpkins.  The pattern is from FitFoodArtShop and I love it because it uses up some of my stash yarn.Continue reading “Knitted Pumpkins”

Market Prep 2019

It’s been a week since fall started but here in Alaska, it seems like we are closely approaching the end of it. Check out the mountains around us and they are all screaming winter! That brings me to point out another exciting thing…. hat season! Knitting wise, I am having a blast.  I am currently doingContinue reading “Market Prep 2019”