• Creativity in 2016

    Do you have fun creative plans for 2016?  Are you trying something new or sticking with your tried and true craft?  As you all probably already know, I like crocheting the best.  It’s my ‘go-to’ craft because I’ve been doing it so long it’s 2nd nature to me.  But I also want to learn something new this year. I tried learning Continental knitting last year, but never had a lot of time to stick with it.  I got a video from Craftsy that teaches Continental knitting.  I watched the first part of the video last fall and I think I have the knitting down pat.  But of course I haven’t…

  • Learing new things

    I’ve been knitting and crocheting since I was in my teens, my mom taught me.  I’ve always taken to crocheting more than knitting, knitting just seems so much more involved and hard at times.  Then I hurt my shoulder when we still lived in Illinois, and knitting really aggravated it, so I’ve stuck strictly to crocheting for many years now.  But I’ve always wanted to start knitting again.  I learned that continental knitting didn’t have as much arm/shoulder movements, so I tried to learn it, but just never could.  I watched YouTube videos, read about it, I just couldn’t get it so I stopped trying. Then I was talking with…