Knitting Knotes

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  • Enjoy! Tips For Enjoying The Process

    I started knitting over  40 years ago by reading and re-reading a "Beginners Guide to Knitting".  At that time there wasn't videos or YouTube to watch,  so my knitting was filled with frustration, trial, and error.  Luckily enough my mother was a knitter also and she walked me through my many pr... View Post
  • Handcranked? What Do You Mean?

    I'm asked many times what do I mean by handcranked socks so I thought it was time I give a brief explanation.  Handcranked socks are those done by hand cranking a circular sock knitting machine. One of the things I love about these machines are its history: During World War I, the Red Cross launc... View Post
  • In The Beginning

    I’ve been asked often where did I learn to knit and run those machines.  The answer-my Mom!  That’s where this fascination with yarn began! I don’t ever remember my mom sitting without some form of yarn in her hands.  She first taught me the basics of knitting by hand and running knitting machine... View Post
  • My New Favorite!

    I'm always on the look out for quality sock yarns that come in numerous fun colors.  While on vacation in Ireland, I found a new one that I am just in love with-Hedgehog Fibres! Hedgehog Fibres is an Irish artisan yarn and fibre dyeing studio located in Co. Cork, Ireland. Yarn dyeing started as ... View Post