Travel Knitting: Tiny Projects to Take Along

We spent last week in New York City, and had a fabulous time.  While packing for the trip, I knew I wanted to take a little knitting project to keep my mind and hands busy during the in-betweens of airports and cafes–it had to be something I could carry easily, …

Homemade Knitting Needles, Knitting Evangelism, and a Pretty Scarf Pattern

For my seventh birthday, my mom gave me a pair of light blue knitting needles and a ball of white yarn.  She didn’t know how to knit, but sent me across the backyard to our neighbor’s house, where the retired librarian Marion Milligan took me under her wing.  Marion taught …

Hats Indoors, Nightcaps, and a Simple Gift Project–My Favorite Easy Knitted Hat

My dad always said, “Leaper, if your toes are cold, put your hat on.”  And all of us have heard that we lose 50% of our body heat through our heads.  This last was recently debunked, sort of, by the scientific community.  Evidently the heat loss “myth” is based on …