As I am typing this, Kelley and Jim are at TNNA shopping for and learning about the newest and coolest in the needle art industry. Stay tuned to see what kinds of goodies they bring back for us all to knit and crochet with!
Above, Kelley discusses the product sample with a vendor.
This vendor is especially clever to hang their product up so as to minimize the drool :)
Exploring the Kiogu colors!
If you've ever struggled with the decrease section when knitting a hat on 16-inch circular needles, you need to learn the Magic Loop method of knitting. Similarly, if you hate how sweater sleeves twist up while knitting in the round, you need to learn the magic loop technique.
This technique works on just about any size project, so you can use it exclusively for smaller projects in the round, such as hats, sleeves, mittens, cowls, socks, and so on.
Kelley just finished knitting the Shift Cowl by Andrea Mowry, and she's fallen in love with mosaic knitting.
While it sounds complicated or fiddly—mosaics are made up of little pieces of glass, after all—mosaic knitting is super easy. Seriously, you end up with a beautiful colorwork project, but you're only using one color in each row.