So i’ve come to be a lover of knitting in the round and doing a steek for cardigans. Steeking is where you cut (gasp!shock!horror!) your knitting. the thing is, with some extra support before you cut, the sweater stays in one piece and you have a cardigan without having to purl all of those pesky wrong side rows.
You have a few options when doing a steek.
1. you can machine stitch the sweater on either side before you cut
2. hand sew the sweater on either side before you cut
3. crochet the sweater on either side before you cut.
i’m a big fan of #3. i can do it while sitting on my couch, i don’t have to lug out the sewing machine or find a needle, and i love how neat and tidy the edge is when i make the cut. i know my stitches aren’t going anywhere, and i know that when i’m done, i’ll have a very nice clean line.
you don’t need to really know how to crochet, but if you have some yarn and a crochet hook, you too can become a crocheted steek master!
i couldn’t find any video tutorials of how to do a crocheted steek, so this last time i did a cardigan, i decided to film it and share that exhilarating snip with the world. i walk you through how to do the crochet, how to cut, and where to pick up stitches.
with all this knowledge, you now can go forth and knit anything you’d like in the round!
howdy, folks! just wanted to let you know that i’m still alive! disney was an absolute blast! we are still recovering from our vacation. we are quite pooped! i hope that you who follow me on twitter enjoyed our experiences as we go!
Ry and Littleman riding the monorail
Littleman and Minnie Mouse
SO, i wanted to give you guys a heads up that i have planned some activity on here!
first off, remember that contest i ran a couple months ago? well, i will FINALLY get names drawn and announce this afternoon.
remember how i said i was going to do the video of how to use handcards? well i’m going to finally get that recorded.
remember how i said i recorded the video tutorial of how to do a crocheted steek? well that video is mixing down RIGHT NOW and will be uploaded shortly to youtube for your viewing pleasure!
how about that for customer service?!
also, i’m hoping to start moving some things around on the shownotes page here to make things a little easier to navigate. like being able to search the site, and less clutter and whatnot.
so, stay tuned! crochet steek tutorial coming up shortly!
Shoulder Bling is a 60” shawl, the kit would be the pattern, # 6 circular needles, beads and two skeins of Sterling Silk and Silver yarn in “White Veil” (which could be done as is or dyed, it takes dye beautifully!)
donated by knittingfairy.com
-singing in holiday concert wearing paperbag Xmas tree vest, falling off bleachers
-ice skating, car accidents, and tennis courts
-chipped tail bones
-sledding on poo hill
-christmas eve parties
-candy mountain platters
-sheets and Christmas lights
-early to bed early to rise
-flooding on new years eve
-blizzard, full moon, neighborhood walk
October Podcast Donation Incentive: Grafton Fibers has donated a set of DPNs for the October incentive. IF you donate during the month of october, you will be entered into a drawing to win a set of their original DPNs in size 0, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, and a set of size 0 glove dpns. SO FABULOUS! you will love them!
Pumpkin Yummy Muffins
preheat oven to 350 degrees makes 24 muffins
3c flour (i use half white/half wheat)
2 tsp baking powder
1-15oz can pumpkin puree
2/3c butter or olive oil
4 large eggs
2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp baking soda
1c halved fresh cranberries
1/2c chopped pecans
1. mix together flour and baking powder
2. in another bowl, whisk together remaining ingredients (minus cranberries and pecans) and stir into flour mixture.
3. fold in berries and nuts.
4. fill lined muffin tins 3/4 full
5. bake for 25-30 minutes
want to make it extra special?
make a maple syrup glaze to drizzle on top!
1/2 c. maple syrup
2 tbsp. butter
1 tbsp. milk
1 c. powdered sugar, sifted
Combine first 3 ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil; boil 2 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat; stir in powdered sugar. Yield about 2/3 cup.
they KNOW when you had hoped to clean the front room a little.
they KNOW when you got your hair looking okay and put on clean clothes.
they KNOW when you got all your supplies together.
they KNOW when you’ve had a script of points and lesson plans running through your head for the past few days.
they KNOW when you have plans to do something special during their nap.
they KNOW when you are about to hit record on the video camera.
they KNOW, and they show you that they KNOW.
they show you they KNOW by rebelling against taking their nap.
they, being toddlers.
they, being owen.
so much for recording that hand carding video today…
they have other plans for us.