I don’t liked the sewing part of  knitted projects and sometimes I want to knit a scarf in stockinette stitch and not have it curl. So when I discovered that you could create a hem and not have to sew it I did a little happy dance.

Today I’ve created a tutorial showing you how to make three different type of hems, stockinette, picot and ribbed. They are simple and can add a lot to a project. You will have a open ended tub that you can put a drawstring through.

You can download a pdf of the tutorial here.


And here are all three!



You probably guessed I’ve been busy since I missed posting last week. Work kind of exploded and I was putting in some good hours trying to get caught up. I’m starting to figure out the next article I want to write. I wish I had more time to do research. I have been making time to knit – of course! I’m trying to build up an Etsy inventory to help get me through the slow months of work (no pressure).

I loved the houndstooth fingerless mitts I made my niece for Christmas that I made a pair for myself. My daughter was kind enough to model them for me.

Blankets, Pet Knits

Such an adorable dog! I love this guy more and more everyday. I’ve always been such a cat person I didn’t know how I would feel about having a dog. They are more responsibility then a cat but they are also so engaged. The cat can take us or leave us but not the dog. Patches is my husband’s and my shadow – although if he has to pick my husband wins every time unless food is involved. I love him so much that I already knit him a blanket. It’s my favourite go-to pattern – Shadow Cable Blanket. The other two posts about this blanket can be found here and here.

I was happy to see Bernat has other colours of the chenille yarn for this pattern other then the baby pastel colours. I would love to knit a full size blanket out that yarn. It’s so damn soft.

Here are some more pictures: