A hat pattern design inspired by the beaded bracelets of the Maasai.Read More
It’s not about knitting, but ways to start reducing plastic at home. Part 1 of a future series.Read More
I visit Searsport Shores campground to learn more about Fiber College of Maine, a place for makers and for making connections.Read More
My first trip to the TNNA Summer Show - a place for yarn professionals.Read More
The Mother Bear Project provides items of comfort to children impacted by HIV and AIDS in Africa and other areas of the world.Read More
Name this baby alpaca to win a skein of yarn!Read More
Photos from the exhibit “Celebrating Doilies” which brings to life the history and stories behind the delicate pieces of crochet and knitting.Read More
Suggest a name for an alpaca and win a skein of alpaca-bamboo yarn!Read More
Bermuda is well known for turquoise seas and a history of pirates, but what about knitting?Read More
The fashion industry has a huge impact on the environment and human rights. What's a knitter to do?Read More
A local Texas mohair goat and sheep ranch creates Texas born and bred yarn.Read More
Why yarn friends are the best friends even if you never met them.Read More
Take an old sweater and make it into new yarn. I speak with Emily Felix of Reunion Yarns to learn more.Read More
Did your Elf decide if you were nice enough for gifts? Here are a few of my favorites!Read More
I visit This is Knit, a modern yarn shop in the heart of Dublin's Creative Quarter. We talk about modern Irish knitters and Woollinn, the first-of-it's-kind Dublin yarn festival.Read More
Ireland is known for its sheep and sweaters, but what do you know about the wool?Read More
The story of Blankie.Read More
Enter to win a free project box from Poststitch.Read More
I got a chance to test these out recently and I see myself getting a lot of use out of these. There are a lot of advantages to using blocking mats instead of a big blocking board (or a bed with a bunch of towels spread out on it...)
Flexibility - I have a great blocking board, but the size doesn't work when I make something like a shawl or with smaller items like kid sweaters. It is limited to the 30 x 48 size. With these mats I don't need to pull out the big board when I only need one mat for a small project or I can create one long mat for longer pieces.
Storage - The mats zip up tidily in the case so I don't have to worry about losing a piece or watching them fall from the shelves and make a mess. I can pick them all up with one hand when they are stored in the case and keep them neatly in my yarn closet. (Yes, I have a yarn closet. Don't you?) The set comes with a box of pins, so I can store those pins zipped in the bag with the mats.
Easy measuring - Other similar blocking mats do not have these 1 inch grid lines. Now, I can easily block to the measurement I need.
Affordable - For less than $40 the price is affordable. If you're not a lucky winner, put it on your wish list or treat yourself.
Some tools to take with you when traveling with your knitting.Read More