April 2, 2020

Stop, drop, and yoga. Sitting and knitting for hours is fun and all, but it’s important to take breaks every 20-30 mins. Stand tall and stretch it out. No need to do anything fancy, just a quick shaking it out will help. Your joints will thank you! We love taking an ankle to knee to open up our hips...

November 12, 2019

Pranayama (breathing practices) are great ways to calm the nerves, quiet the mind, and reset the nervous system. When knitting we can get caught up in when we will finish a project, or knitting too tight because a pattern is complicated. No matter the reason you find yourself slipping from a place o...

September 25, 2019

I am always delighted when I find a new book in my hands, no matter if it is focused on knitting, yoga, spirituality or a memoir. I devour these books as they fuel my creativity. When I found The Knit Vibe on my door step I was elated to find a book that had all my favorite things in one neat packag...

September 2, 2019

Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or Prosecco, a pen, and piece of paper, and maybe a post it note. Once you have your supplies you are ready to go. Here are the 9 steps we follow when starting a new knitting project from cast on to bind off.

1. Take a deep belly breath and smile - This is the first st...

January 14, 2019

Taking a vacation is a wonderful thing, especially when it involves oodles of yoga and knitting. With the upcoming Yoga + Yarn Retreat I thought I'd share some of my favorite tricks for traveling with lots of yarn related items.

Recently I had the pleasure of traveling in Italy with my family and, tr...

December 15, 2018

Knitting is like yoga, a mindful exploration of the self. How you are on your yoga mat is how you are with your knitting and in your daily life. If you can't have your yoga mat askew, you may see that same tendency popping up in your craft. I oscillate between the desire to knit by the seat of my pa...

September 7, 2018

You went to your local yarn shop and found a gorgeous new skein of yarn. It was too pretty to leave behind, but what now? How do you decide what to knit? Sure the yarn shop had good ideas, and you've looked on Ravelry to see what others have made; but you feel like you want to try something new.

A co...

August 3, 2018

I was in yoga class the other day and we were playing around with this pose called Fallen Angel. It is an arm balance that starts in side crow, and then you move into this contorted position where your legs are pointing up towards the ceiling and your face is inches from the floor. By getting into t...

July 17, 2018

If you haven’t noticed, I have a thing for visiting local yarn shops when I’m traveling. Luckily, most places we travel to these days have at least one Local Yarn Shop (LYS). I picked this most recent road trip to Julian, CA because I had read about a great little shop and wanted to check out this b...

July 5, 2018

Over the 4th of July holiday I took a trip to Santa Cruz and was pleasantly surprised to find two great local yarn shops: Yarn Shop Santa Cruz and Swift Stitch. Yarn Shop Santa Cruz was full of welcoming knitters and I felt right at home. I wanted to just take out my knitting and settle in with ever...

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