Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Knitting for Your Noggin

This week I wanted to share an article that talks about the benefits of knitting and how it can have similar effects to meditating. Keep knitting and keep your brain happy!

As part [of] its "Inside Your Brain" series, CNN recently took a look at how knitting affects your noggin. Findings indicate that knitting can be an effective treatment of PTSD. This has to do with how knitting has similar benefits to meditation, which helps "dampen internal chaos." 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Color Inspiration

Most knitters are gardeners and I am no exception. Every year we plant 800 tulip bulbs in my side-garden. It's a gorgeous display and tulips have certainly been one of my inspiration when choosing colors for my yarn lines.

I encourage you to go out and enjoy the bounty of spring and get inspired for your own creations!

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book

I teach classes and workshops around the country and my students are always asking for my favorite knitting reference book. And I always reply Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book by the esteemed editors of Vogue Knitting is the best of the best. Everything is explained clearly and techniques are beautifully illustrated. I recommend every knitter have it on their bookshelf.

You can find it here!