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Knitting Burnout

Because of some unexpected circumstances, I’ve decided to rest my knitting needles for now. Apparently, I should focus on perhaps, crocheting or even sketching to break the boredom chain. It’s so bad that I can’t even finish a tuque that my friend specially asked me to knit— a couple of months ago!

So, I’ll finish my friend, Aubrey’s tuque then no more knitting for the next couple of months. :/

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A Brand New Year

It’s been a great year for me, starting with being back with my hubby and FINALLY passing my road test! Hahaha!

As for my knitting & crochet projects. Here’s what I’ve finished so far :)

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Edmonton Life with My Minty Ice

Life has been so hectic with me lately ever since I came to Edmonton about 3 months ago. The shift has been so overwhelming that I felt so unmotivated with everything until like just TODAY!

Inspite of that, I created an infinity scarf pattern called “Minty Ice” -> Guess why I called it that… ;)

I’d be lying if I tell you that I’ve just finished this project. It took me 2 days to knit this thing although I had my “swatching” for 2 days so let’s say, the entire process took me 4 days.

As for the color choices, I’m sticking to my Green theme since it’s the color of 2013 (one more month and it’s over!) and it’s growing on me at the same time.

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This infinity scarf had been my road best friend since the first fall of Edmonton snow because it’s so warm and comfy. For people who’ve been reading my blog, I’ve temporarily relocated here in Edmonton but will be back in Saskatchewan soon.

For those of you who are interested of the pattern, here it is!facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestlinkedinmailby feather

Modular Knitting and Why this Beautiful Technique is a Must Try

According to the research results it has been found that a woman in Virginia, her name is Woods Bellamy, invented a type of knitting in the year 1940 it was “number knitting” later known as “modular knitting”. In this method with the use of small knitting pieces, you can combine to get a single large piece. She used different shapes, for knitting such as squares, triangles, parallelograms, and rectangles. For this type of knitting she was using graph paper, first all plots were made, these are lay outs, that are then converted in to the fabric patterns in successions and knitting creates parts one by one, beginning of each knitting part by knitting it to preceding part. Bellamy obtained just ideas and few patterns of modular knitting snot a full modular knitting concept. Bellamy may have know some another inventor of modular knitting, at that time there was not that much growth for knitting, so her interest brought her to a level where she known as inventor of “number knitting”. If you know the basics of knitting, and you know how to cast on, blind off, knit, increase and decrease, all the twists and turns are used in modular knitting, it may happen sometimes that youíre stitching is complete, and there remains a gap in between, these stitches you can easily add some more stitches or even release those stitches, to make them in equal in numbers. So this is the advantage associated, with modular knitting, this method is flexible compared to others, so you don’t have to waste your time in rearranging the stitches. mitered Modular knitting normally involves creating individual patterns, which are squares, triangles, diamonds and combinations of them to create fine pieces, then stitching another piece, then all are combined together to create a beautiful modular pattern. By using modular knitting techniques, you can knit skirts, scarves; the art of yarn can be used here to create hexagonal shapes and that too in many different colors. Even if you are beginner with modular knitting, you will feel comfortable. The new techniques that are used nowadays will help you, to knit shapes continuously without cutting yarns and picking up stitches itís very easy compared to old methods. So by using this kind of knitting, you will be able to create your own funky clothes, for your family members, like kids, husband, and grandparents, all of them will look extraordinary in these clothes. They are also better options for gifts, anyone will be happy to receive such beautiful gift.

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Premium Online Classes for FREE

Since my blog is mostly about kntting, I’d like to highlight online classes about it. Although, Craftsy offers several excellent classes about Fine Arts & Photography courses as well…

What is Craftsy?
Craftsy is a worldwide craft community offering online classes. It also has a patterns marketplace where independent designers can sell their patterns; a supplies shop with great deals on yarn, fabric, and class kits; and a projects section where members share pictures of their latest craft successes. With over two million members and counting, Craftsy has something for just about everyone, in categories ranging from quilting, sewing, knitting, painting, photography, cooking, and more.

Why should I take a class online?
Online education isn’t just for schools and universities anymore. Craftsy courses provide you the convenience of a world-class instructor in your home, whenever you want to learn. Online education, no matter what subject, is a great alternative to in-person classes for a number of reasons.

With many online learning opportunities being on-demand, you are able to learn at your own pace, anytime. Online learning is a fantastic alternative to in-store craft classes for people with busy schedules or who have difficulty leaving the house. It also allows you to watch a troubling section over-and-over again, so you can see exactly how a technique is carried out, or refer back to your class for relevant concepts before beginning any new projects.

… I’m gonna take up cake decorating myself!:)

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