Flash Foto Friday ~ Flower ~ #flashfotofriday

Flash Foto Friday

Welcome to the Flash Foto Friday hop hosted by the Blog it Forward Media team: Taking Time for Mommy, Put a Little Umbrella in your Drink, And The Little Ones Too, and Me! This week’s theme is Flower. Here are my Mother’s Day Flowers from my kids.  They are so sweet Take a picture of […]

Flash Foto Friday ~ Home ~ #flashfotofriday

Flash Foto Friday

Welcome to the Flash Foto Friday hop hosted by the Blog it Forward Media team: Taking Time for Mommy, Put a Little Umbrella in your Drink, And The Little Ones Too, and Me! This week’s theme is Home. This is what my kids come up with when I am in the laundry room. Take a […]

Knitting Thru April ~ U is for Unravel

Unravel

Unraveling has become the new way to upcycle.  Until recently unraveling yarn is every knitters worst case scenario.  It’s so bad we have code words because we don’t even want to say we are ripping out our knitting.  We talk about frogging because we rip-it, rip-it.  I have also heard it called tink or tinking, […]

Knitting Thru April ~ T is for Tools

crochet hooks

I have mentioned how knitting is two sticks, yarn and a bunch of knots.  In essence that is all you need to knit.  But I think as a species we love our gadgets.  Just about any craft or hobby has a million gadgets you can purchase. In knitting our gadgets are called notions.  I’m not […]

Knitting Thru April ~ S is for Stash

yarn stash

One thing is for certain, to be a knitter you need a love of yarn. For the amount of time spent knitting you have to love yarn.  A knitter’s yarn collection is called their stash and every knitter’s stash looks different. Some people have a neat and orderly stash. Filed away neatly and organized by […]

Knitting Thru April ~ R is for Ravelry

Ravelry

Knitting is taking the world by storm.  It has become a huge industry in a matter of years.  Decades ago women stopped knitting because feminism called them out of the home. Now we are embracing the need for creativity.  Personally, I think the internet had a lot to do with the upsurge of knitting into […]

Flash Foto Friday ~ Time ~ #flashfotofriday

Thyme

Welcome to the Flash Foto Friday hop hosting by the Blog it Forward team: Taking Time for Mommy, Put a Little Umbrella in your Drink, And The Little Ones Too, and Me! This week’s theme is Time. I am taking some artistic license with this because I am stumped. Thyme is my favorite herb and […]

Knitting Thru April ~ Q is for Qiviut

Qiviut

We are on to another great yarn that I can only hope to touch in this lifetime.  Qiviut is so rare and valuable it is hard to even find the yarn let alone have the money to buy it.  Qiviut is from the underbelly of the Musk Ox in Alaska.  Every spring they shed their […]

Knitting Thru April ~ O is for O-Ring Marker

Golden Ruby Butterfly Tulips Stitch Markers 1-1_WM_vig

In knitting we count…a lot.  You count stitches, rows, repeats.  It’s endless and necessary if you want your knitting to turn out like the picture. What is really important is having a tool for keeping track of your counting. Sometimes you need to know where you are in the stitch pattern and when your next […]

Knitting Thru April ~ N is for Needles

Bamboo Knitting Needles

You can’t knit without needles. Well you can.  There is a thing called finger knitting used to teach young children about knitting.  But knitting requires needles and there are so many cool choices out there. When I started knitting I used bamboo needles.  These are great for beginners because they are just a little bit […]