I-Cord With Straight Needles?

I love i-cord and its many uses. It was invented by the iconic Elizabeth Zimmerman, who loved finding easier ways of doing things. Termed “idiot cord”, because it is made by “knitting the wrong way”. It is usually made on double pointed needles. Three to five stitches are cast on. Knit one row, then without turning…

My Pompom Lampshade

The post before last “The Chic Pompom”, I showed my lampshade that needed jazzing up. Well, here are the results!

Choosing The Right Pattern Size: Body And Garment Measurements

Nothing looks more fabulous than well-fitting clothes, no matter what size or shape the body. Remember all the “What Not To Wear” episodes; everyone came out looking like a million bucks; having more to do with style and fit. Like a habit, many of us continually gravitate to the same knitting pattern size, as our…

The Chic Pompom

Recently I was web surfing and came across some great pompom ideas on Martha Stewart’s website. Since I have a very plain, ivory lampshade that needs some jazzing up, I’m going to add some pompoms to the lower edge. Readymade plastic pompom makers can be purchased from the craft store, but I prefer to make my…