I was recently asked how I pick up a dropped stitch. So I decided to show how I handle it while I am knitting. There are of course many ways to handle a dropped stitch, depending on what you are knitting, the stitch you are doing, and even the pattern you are making. I do hope this is helpful to the beginner knitter, and that those with some experience find it entertaining at least!
In my latest yarn review, I have chosen Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton Mini. This is a smaller version of the Sugarwheel Cotton available at Hobby Lobby stores. I picked up a few of these on the clearance sale.
I am also demonstrating how I do some crochet and knit stitches. Plus, I am using the handy tool I purchased through Etsy called a WPI gauge ( Wraps per inch).
Well my it’s been two weeks ago that my love pulled a “ dukes of hazard “ move and injured his back. He is doing well and I am so absolutely thankful that he was not hurt worse! The pickup is totaled but the engine is repairable. He is on the hunt for a pickup body, while his body is in repair and healing mode.
This has changed my schedule quite a bit as he has been home from work trying to recover. I am still cooking most of our daily meals to save money, and because we enjoy eating at home.
My youngest daughter has taught me a trick, ( as our children often do once they are out on their own), because she was frankly appalled that I was not saving my veggie scraps!
So here’s the trick. Wash all your veggies and fruits when you get them, and rinse them off before you cut them up. Place all the scraps in a large freezer bag, this means everything, end pieces and peels and insides. Throw away bad spots of course! Once the bag is full, just start a new one. And when you get ready to make home made broth you just throw a bag full in with the chicken, ham, or beef bones! So easy 😃.
I keep chicken bones and other meat scraps in a separate freezer bag. And here’s a trick from me.
I pour off any excess juice from the meat in their containers and throw the containers and the wrapper in my dish water. Rinsing them off before I throw them away helps slow down the stinky garbage smells. Living in the country means we take our garbage to town and we don’t store it outside because of animals.
Years ago when my mom painted she would save the foam meat package. She would wash and stack them on her craft table where she would use one every time she painted.
So my day started out pretty okay and then dissa happened! Lol 😂. (If you are a Star Wars fan you will get that line!)
I have begun my new cleaning schedule today. First up is the bathroom.
Now this cleaning schedule is not just your average everyday cleaning. I do the dishes every night before bed. And I make the bed everyday. (Which is a new habit for me . And I highly recommend it, as it really does get the day going.) And I have to vacuum at least once a week because we let our big dogs in every afternoon , in the summer especially.
So what does this have to do with knitting or crochet? I have started this new schedule in order to be more organized with my day. If I am doing a little something each day, I will feel less guilty about the amount of time I am spending crafting!
At least this is how my brain is going at the moment 😃. I have set up my Happy Planner to follow this schedule.
And I am carrying my Happy Planner Classic Notebook as a catch all and ‘ brain dump’ space around the house.
Once I do a deep clean of each room, this schedule will go faster and become more of a habit as well. At least, that’s the plan!
Stay tuned for more as I tweak this schedule to work better for me . And I can begin to adapt it for my maker life as well 🙂.
Hi Everyone! Just thought I would share with you how I made a cover for a composition notebook. I thought these might be a good seller at craft fairs. Part 1 has been loaded as a tutorial on my YouTube channel. And Part 2 will be coming soon! And I have a written pattern available for free below. Thank you for checking them out. If you have any trouble feel free to email me. I appreciate any feedback! Thanks again.