Happy Sunday. Have you recovered from all the holiday hooplahs?
The last bits and treats from the holidays are still be nibbled on. While at the same time I am trying to eat better, but hey there are almonds under that fun candy shell. Does that count?
Before I get too off topic with candy, I do have some tips and tricks that I would like to share you with you. I sometimes post random questions on the Ravelry group, this week I asked if anyone had any knitting tricks or tips they would like to share.
First off, I will share my favorite way to join yarn. This tutorial is thanks to the brilliant Jane Richmond:
I recently had a large sample knit that I used this technique and it is flawless. I plan to incorprate it in the new cardigan I cast on.
Pomme de Pin in Beaverslide Dry Goods yarn
My friend Jody shared Jeny's Stretchy Slip knot cast-on:
And lovely Katie shared that she really like the German twisted cast-on:
Did you learn anything new? I know I did. I have never tried the German twisted cast on, but will give it a go with my next pair of socks. See, you can teach an old dog new tricks. :)
Sometimes i get stuck in my ways. Ahem, my love of using DPNs for sock knitting, is not likely something I will ever give up. But for this new year I would like to test out new techniques in my knitting and crochet. I say often say in real life, what do I have to lose?
Do you have some new tips to share? Or maybe you have a tried and true technique that you will use till your dying days. Share with me, you know how much I love hearing from you. If you have no tips or tricks to share, just say hi.
For fellow football lover, the Wild Card games are happening this weekend. Football makes for perfect knitting time. Unless your team is loosing, then I offer you this tip: Put down your knitting! Stress can results in uneven gauge, dropped stitches, and possible needle injuries.
Have the best day today!