Author: Debbie

Nerd with a K

I don’t know what I did before knitting. I don’t. Well, I do, but I don’t in the sense that I can’t imagine how all the things I used to do were enough to fill up the space in my life.

I used to read fiction. Used to do logic puzzles and sudokus. Used to do jigsaw puzzles. Used to paint models. Used to blog.

“Nerd!” he yells and smiles broadly at me.

“Takes one to know one.” He is a programmer who reads sci-fi and fantasy books. I haven’t looked, but I assume it is his image on the wikipedia entry for “nerd”.

As is usually the case these days, I am under a pile of stitch dictionaries and graph paper. This is my life now.

And this is my new blog.
And I am a nerd.
Doin’ a little of what I used to and I a lot of that thing with the yarn and needles. Knitting, is it? Ah yes. That.

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Unicorn in the Grass Socks

This is a fun addictive and quick sock pattern to work. It is written to be very beginner friendly, although I would suggest having experience working in the round. Stitch pattern will look nice in a variety of striped or varigated yarns. Just have fun. It’s only knitting!

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Goldberry Mitts

Lacy and delicate in appearance, but easy to knit. Good beginner lace project for someone comfortable with knitting in the round.

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Days Like This Mitts

“When it’s not always raining, there’ll be days like this. When there’s no one complaining, there’ll be days like this…” – Van Morrison

These mitts are for everyday wear. Super stretchy, cushy and easy on the eyes.

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Increases and Decreases

No matter which class I’m teaching, I like to give my students a handout that covers increases and decreases and how to knit them. It is nice to have them listed all in one place.

I have labelled them as either right or left-leaning, which can be helpful in choosing the proper stitch, whenever your pattern doesn’t specify which increase or decrease to use.

So, here is the PDF for you. Enjoy!

Increases and Decreases

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Teresa Legwarmers

Named these after my Aunt Teresa who is forever young. Also, I was a teenager in the ’80s and still think legwarmers are cool.

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