Good Morning friends!
I’m thinking of changing my newsletter name from ‘Monday Musings’ to ‘News from the Nest’…what do you think? There are several ‘Monday Musings’ out there and it is beginning to feel tired to me. But I’d love your input!
Mom and I flew to Columbus, Ohio this weekend to celebrate mom’s granddaughter/my niece at her Bridal Shower. It was so lovely! The two soon-to-be Mother-in-Laws did a fantastic job. And it was just so nice to hang with family for the weekend. There was much hearty laughter and lots of good food.
But flying…hmmm…that was my first flight since before the pandemic. Suffice it to say that it is a good thing I am not in healthcare because wearing a mask for 7 straight hours was just a tad claustrophobic! I have even more respect and admiration for those frontline, healthcare, and essential workers who have been wearing them for 8+ hours a day for the past year.
So, Terry and I may have gotten a little too excited when we found a new-to-us TV show last night. We recently subscribed to Britbox and when we saw that Midsomer Murders has 21 seasons…we may have done the Snoopy Dance! Is it a sad statement about us that knowing that we have 126 episodes to watch excites us? That means that for one-third of a year we don’t have to look for something to watch in the evening!
After much promising, I finally published the first six tutorials in my ‘How to Knit’ series. There is much more to come, but if you would like to learn to knit, these illustrated posts with written instruction and videos should get you there. In fact, my goal was that you would be able to knit a washcloth with the first 6 posts. So, give them a try! And please let me know if they help and if there is something I could do to make them even more helpful.
If you want to learn how to knit or are looking to brush up on your knitting skills and knowledge, pop over to the How to Knit page, which houses all of the posts that teach knitting skills. Or, you could go ahead and visit each one by clicking the links below.
All About Knitting
- All About Yarn, including different fibers and weights, how to read a yarn label, and a Yarn Weights Chart
- All About Knitting Needles, including material, sizes, styles, and a Needle Conversion Chart.
- How to Cast On Using the Long-Tail Method, including calculating how much yarn is needed to cast on and how to make a slip knot.
- How to Knit the Knit Stitch
- How to Knit the Purl Stitch
- How to Knit the Seed Stitch
- How to Bind Off, including how to weave in your loose ends.
- How to Read a Knit Pattern, including a Common Knitting Abbreviations Chart.
- This simple Garter Knit Dishcloth will let you put all your new skills to good use!
- How to Block Your Knitting.
- Common Knit Errors; How to Prevent or Diagnose and Fix Them
- Join yarn using the Russian Join
- How to seam pieces of knit fabric with the Mattress Stitch (for sweaters, tops, pillows, etc…)
- How to Knit in the Round with Circular Needles
- How to Knit in the Round with Double-Pointed Needles
- How to Knit in the Round using the Magic Loop Technique.
- Organize Your Knitting with these free printables.
- Check out our Gift Ideas for Knitters.
I love my cast iron skillets, but I didn’t always take good care of them. Here’s how to rescue your neglected cast iron and keep it in tip-top shape.
This fig conserve is the perfect fall treat on a charcuterie board, in a grilled cheese sandwich or dolloped over yogurt.
These customizable drawer divider holders make organizing a drawer so easy!
You may want to make a few loaves of this Apple Spice Bread. You will want to keep some on your own, but it makes very appreciated gifts as well.
Well, my lovelies. I hope you have a Marvelous Monday, a Terrific Tuesday, a Wonderful Wednesday, a…well you get the idea.
Until next week!