Category Archives: Naknicromo

Naknicromo Day 10: Crafting Fuel?

In my house there is a constant battle between eating healthy good for us foods and junk. I was born in the 60’s when junk food began its popularity. It’s hard to change habits that were formed when you were … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 9: When Do You Craft

I do have certain times of the day that I always knit. The main one is school pick up. So many things interfere with what could be a calm, cool pick up. There are a lot of kids, a lot … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 8: Share Your Crafting Spot

It is no secret that my favorite place to knit is in bed. I like having plenty of room for my bag, yarn, pattern and of course Myles who gets way too close when I try to knit on the … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 7: Share Your Progress

The shawl is done! Well, 99% done. I haven’t posted the photo on The Loopy Ewe site yet. The gallery isn’t ready.  The pattern is Storm Warning by Liz Corke. The yarn is Knerd String merino nylon fingering in the … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 6: Favorite Books and Designers

I only have a few of knitting books that I would call my favorites. They are all by Elizabeth Zimmermann.  Knitting Without Tears The Opinionated Knitter Knitting Workshop Knitting Around All of those are must haves and have a permanent … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 5: Crafting Heros

I have a few knitting heros. The first would be Elizabeth Zimmermann. I’ve read her books, watched some of her videos and knit a few of her patterns. Her knitting attitude and the confidence she instills as she teaches is … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 4: How Long Have I Been Doing My Craft

I guess I answered this one yesterday. I should have read ahead. As I said I learned at knit at age 5 or 6. I didn’t become a serious knitter until the 1990’s. And by serious knitter I mean someone … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 3: How I Learned My Craft

I know I have talked about how I learned to knit before but here goes.  These are my grandmothers circa Christmas 1976. My mother’s mother on the left and my father’s on the right*.I am an only child so I … Continue reading

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Naknicromo Day 2: Inspiration 

Like many knitters/crochetists I get much of my inspiration from Ravelry. I can, and have, spent many, many hours looking at patterns and projects. My favorite thing to do is find a pattern I like and then look at the … Continue reading

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Naknicromo: Day 1

I happened on this challenge and thought it would be fun to give it a go for March.  Day 1: Share your goal My goal for this month is to complete two of my Loopy Academy projects. I want to … Continue reading

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