3 things blocking will fix, 3 things it won’t

I have not blocked many knitted projects. This was helpful.


Do you want to become a certified knitting or crocheting teacher?

Check out the web site for The Craft Yarn Council. They have a 2 level program and once you finish you can be part of their national teaching https://www.craftyarncouncil.com/teach.html

  • Teaching at TKGA/CGOA conventions, Stitches Shows, and Vogue Knitting Live
  • Owning and operating a retail store for many years with a successful class program
  • Publishing a well-respected book which involved teaching nationwide

These are some of the benefits you gain by taking this class. There is a cost involved, but is discounted for members of TKGA/CGOA.

Knitting on an air plane

Saw these tips in a knitting news letter that I get. Since we travel all year long I thought it might be helpful to know these tips ahead of time. I wasn’t sure about number 4 so I looked it up and here’s what I found… Airline passengers can also take small scissors, those with a 4-inch or shorter blade and tools that are 7 inches or shorter with them on the plane, although larger tools are prohibited.


Security on flights is no issue to take lightly. There are all kinds of things you should not bring on a plane, as they could be considered dangerous.What about needles and knitting on airplanes? If you are a knitter, you will rejoice when hearing this. You can knit during a flight, since everyone thinks it is a soothing activity that helps a lot during long flights. However, if you do not want your pointy needles confiscated, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

Tip #1: Leave your metal needles at home, and bring only those made of plastic or bamboo. They are more flight friendly and they are not usually considered dangerous by the authorities.

Tip #2: For your convenience, make sure your yarn is well winded prior to embarking. This way, it will not get tangled and make a mess.

Tip #3: Place all your knitting supplies in a transparent bag, so they can easily be seen, without the security staff having to fiddle with them.

Tip #4: No thread cutters! These are strictly forbidden. However, for cutting the extra yarn, bring a pair of children scissors instead.

Tip #5: Since you cannot foretell for sure what kind of supplies may raise suspicions, leave your favorite needles at home. You will not cry over cheap supplies, so bring over just things you know you can part with, without any regrets.

Tip #6: Whenever you are asked about your needles, make sure to be clear and polite when offering the needed explanations. Security staff are just doing their job and they do not want to put you in an unpleasant situation. The quicker you make things clear, the better for everyone.

Tip #7: Always check the list of forbidden items on flights prior to embarking on a plane. Since different countries may have different rules when it comes to this, for international flights, make sure you are up to date with all their regulations.

Have a nice flight!

Another Knitting History Podcast

Hey there! Yesterday the lovely ladies at the Stuff You Missed in History Class released an episode on Knitting’s Early History. It covers some of the same information as the last podcast we linked from Stuff Mom Never Told You, but it also adds some new information, including delving a little deeper into knitting from the British Isles. I never actively considered just how many unique styles come from such a tiny place.

I always enjoy catching the new episodes from the Missed in History podcast, and this one was especially enjoyable. I found myself nodding along as they talked about tensions, different kinds of knitting needles, and the difference in appearance between knit and purl stitches. And what a privilege it is to share in this craft, whose history spans hundreds of year.

You can find the episode here.

The History of Knitting

Hi Knitters!

What do these things have in common: Egyptians, narwhals and spies? Why, knitting of course! Listen to this podcast to find out how. The ‘Stuff Mom Never Told You’ ladies talk about the history of knitting in this Wednesday’s episode. They discuss how, where and when knitting started and how it has become what it is today. There’s lots of interesting little facts that every knitter can appreciate. If you’ve never listened to this podcast, I would recommend checking out other episodes as well. They are all very entertaining and informative. The link is below. Enjoy!

Click to listen to the podcast!

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Have a good listen,