How to EASILY Work Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off

If you’ve been knitting awhile, you may have experienced what all knitters go through at some point or another. You spend weeks making a gorgeous item, cast off, only to find that the edging is TOO TIGHT!

You can banish this problem foreverrrr – errrr – errr – err – er…

Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind-Off will fix this problem for you and all your edges will be SUPPPAH strettttchy.

My boo and I created this video for you (he filmed/edited and I just sat there) to demonstrate just how awesome this technique is!

In this video, I assume you […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:01+00:00 April 29th, 2014|Finishing Techniques, Knitting, Video Tutorials|13 Comments

SkyDiving in Las Vegas. OH MY!

So the hubs and I went to Vegas over spring break in March and got the crazy idea to go skydiving.

Here’s what led up to the decision.

1. Years ago I saw a blog post about a lady I admired who had gone skydiving in Morocco. I thought… THAT IS CRAZY AND I WILL NEVER DO THAT!! But I secretly admired her for having the courage. I was sure if I ever did it, I would squeal like a dying pig.

2. A year and a half ago, I went into a MASSIVE depression. I had been living in the basement of […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:01+00:00 April 23rd, 2014|Travel Updates, Video Tutorials|13 Comments

How to Arm Knit – Arm Knitting for the Clueless!

Even if you have no idea how to knit, you can arm knit! (And yes, it is ACTUALLY knitting… it’s basically the same thing as knitting with needles, with just a couple modifications). So if you learn to arm knit, you’re well on your way to learning to really knit! Woop woop!

Why learn arm knitting?

  • It’s easy!
  • It’s quick.
  • It’s fun!

Ha ha! Need more reasons?

  • You can whip out a last-minute gift in about 30 minutes flat and say, “I made this!”
  • Great for beginners!
  • You can finally mark “learn to knit” off your New Year’s Resolutions. Hurray!
  • And like I mentioned, it’s practically the same as […]

How to Spin Yarn on a Spinning Wheel

I’ve been just bursting to show this tutorial to you for ages now. I actually recorded this last summer and am just now getting it edited and put up for you. Can you believe it?

Why spin yarn?

Spinning yarn is sort of like… heaven. It’s soothing. It’s relaxing. It’s meditative. It’s centering. It helps you to focus on the now. Helps you forget yesterday and tomorrow and even today. You just zone out.

Spin spin spin

Zone out

Spin spin spin

It’s really cool to put on some headphones so you’re not distracted and listen to soothing, ambient music while you spin.

The hum of the […]

How To Knit The Magic Loop Method

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Well, I’ve created my first knitting tutorial! How to knit the Magic Loop Method!

I use it for all my projects in the round (I virtually never use DPN’s/double-pointed needles) as I find them too fussy to work with.

Once you know the Magic Loop Method, you will truly feel it is indeed MAGIC! You just need:

•1 long circular needle of at least 32 inches
•Yarn
•A smidgen of time to get the technique down

And you can then knit anything in the round, including tiny things, like fingers for gloves!

This is my very first tutorial, so I hope you enjoy it!

I learned a great […]

By | 2017-09-04T14:05:31+00:00 December 17th, 2011|Knitting, Video Tutorials|4 Comments