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...

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...

June 27, 2018

I love going to yarn stores. It is such a joy to see new yarns, finished projects, notions and needles. I get a lot of inspiration from visiting my favorite yarn shops, but the convenience and excitement of a monthly yarn delivery sounds like a dream come true! Plus, with a young baby at home (and t...

April 17, 2017

Knitting as much as I do can cause pain and inflammation from all the repetitive movements. Compound that with all those chaturangas I'm doing during yoga class and you have a recipe for wrist injury! A couple years ago I started experiencing sharp pains in my wrists whenever I put any amount of wei...

March 15, 2017

Blocking is the last step in creating a beautiful hand knit item, but it is often overlooked. This post will give you details on why and how to block your knits for success.

Before I get into the nitty-gritty of how to block let me tell you about why it is good  to block. Blocking is an important fin...

September 26, 2016

Just think of how much time you would save throughout your life if you only washed, dried and styled your hair once a week. Imagine all the things you could knit! Don't get me wrong, I'm not advocating you forego all basic personal hygiene, but most people can definitely cut back on their hair-washi...

August 31, 2016

As knitters, we understand the importance of keeping our hands healthy so we can knit non-stop. When a tiny pain pops up we make sure to rest, and care for our hands and wrists so we don't cause lasting damage. Even the smallest repetitive movements made while knitting, texting, or typing on a compu...

May 4, 2016

Knitting may seem like a low impact activity, but the repetitive motions can sometimes cause stiffness in your shoulders and hips. Taking breaks every twenty minutes by stretching or standing can help release tension that is building up.

We love taking a break and standing in tree pose. This is a gre...

February 25, 2016

I recently taught myself how to double-knit. If you are unfamiliar with the technique, it basically allows you to knit two 'right-sided' fabrics at the same time, so there won't be a 'wrong-side'. So you end up with stockinette stitch on both sides and a nice thick fabric. At first when I was playin...

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