That’s a lot of snow!

And it’s still snowing. Yes that is right, we got about two feet of snow and are in the process of getting another 10-14″ and you know what, I’m part of the minority that is absolutely loving it.

I recently purchased four knitters pride dreamz crochet hooks and sadly have misplaced the size H. I have torn every room apart looking for this hook and alas it seems to have disappeared, however it has inspired me to organize my tools a little better. I got a good chunk of the organizing done this morning before the kids were released early from school.

Then I ran out of steam, not even the two large mugs of coffee helped. 

I am hoping to pick right back up this evening after they go to bed. Don’t let that board fool you, I have twice as many circular knitting needles than what you are seeing.

“Did you find your hook?!” I found several H hooks, though not the one I am searching for. 

Hopefully I get this project finished soon because I bought some pretty fabric that I have plans for and I’m ready to start cutting

One fiber related project I am hoping to finish up today is this Divine Hat that a friend asked me to make for her to match the mittens from the previous post

I have another fun fiber treat coming my way in the mail, I ordered 4oz of beautiful merino/silk/yak roving from StickChick it’s my first time ordering from her shop and I am very excited for this roving to arrive!

That’s all I have for you this week folks! Hope the rest of your week is fantastic!

Double knitting

Once there was a girl who wanted to learn everything she could learn about knitting, she studied patterns, watched videos, & practiced until her hands ached with carpal tunnel. Then one day last year she was stumped, she came across a pattern that called for double knitting.
No matter where the knitter looked or how many unhelpful videos she watched, she could not for the life of her figure out how to double knit. She spent three months vowing to never give up, and then one day she did…..

Until yesterday, yes folks I have done it, I have finally figured it out!



The other evening I was perusing my libraries e-book catalog and found five knitting books to download, I browsed through a few which had patterns that made me want to rip my knitting needles out of my tunik, so I could start on something new. Then I came across the book ‘Knitting scarves from around the world”, part way through the book the words “double knitting” caught my eye. Did I dare read what it had to say?! I spent so many tears (15 minutes) trying to figure out this technique.
oh why the hell not I thought to myself, I read it over and it was like it was meant to be. Out of all the website, YouTube videos, and people I had asked, never before was I given an answer like this: (I’m putting it in my own words, I don’t want to get bit by any copywriter stuff….plus I have pictures).

Ok so I don’t have pictures for casting on but the chart I am using calls for casting on 21, however as I am double knitting I cast on 21 of each color. Like so a,b,a,b,a,b,a,b ect.

So here is the fun part, the part I couldn’t figure out:

Color a = tan
Color b = red

Your first stitch with color a will be a knit stitch, you want to hold both colors in the back. Now slip color a into color a on the left needle and knit as normal.

Now bring both colors forward


Purl with color b

Now bring both colors back and continue on.

When you turn your work, you will want to twist the yarn and knit color b & purl color a.

Now really, that is the explanation I was looking for! Why Internet world have I not found a simple answer like this?!

I really hope that I was able to help at least one person with this explanation.

Happy Halloween Folks!