New Beginnings

This is the excerpt for your very first post.

Here we are starting fresh with a different look at knitting in general and modifications in particular. I have watched many knitters working away only to have a project turn out the wrong size. I’ve done it myself. It’s amazing how denial can set in even though we know it’s not working out properly. That little voice that says “oh, no” can wake me up in the middle of the night. In the day I can ignore it. Maybe if we all know some methods of adapting as we go, that little voice can be heard, projects can be modified and we can sleep at night and knit with confidence in the day.

There are many ways to correct as you go, do a little work before hand or even reformat your project so that it will work. This may encourage you to take that leap to knit a sweater for yourself.  We all know that knitting a sweater is a time and money investment which you really want to fit when you’re done.

Ask questions, pass on info you’ve gathered, tell me about your experiences. I really want every knitter to knit something they can be proud of.

FOLLOW me and please share this with your knitting friends so we can all knit the garments we want to.

Cheers,

Deb

 

 

 

 

Starting New

Here we are at a new location to start a new blog. I’m involved in a couple of design groups and would like to talk about all of them and let you in on new designs and techniques. I will still be talking about designs for Cabin Fever. More top down ideas are in the works.

My new passion is working on Any Gauge Freedom designs. No swatching, no checking gauge or checking your gauge once you’re started. You can knit to fit without getting the exact stitches per inch that the pattern is calling for. Any Gauge Freedome is great for stash busting and charity knitting. You can use those odd balls of mystery yarn you’ve been given or the ones that end up in the bottom of your stash. These will be recipe patterns, a Plan as opposed to a pattern with specific stitch counts. They will be easy to work and have lots of instructions. It’s so exciting to have something new to explore.