Fresh From the Dyepots: February 2020

It’s time for the first ever monthly post where I show off what I dyed up the previous month! I started hand dyeing yarn in January of 2019 after receiving the Greener Shades Beginner Yarn Dyeing Kit for Christmas. Currently I dye as a hobby: sometimes I have a project in mind, and sometimes I’m…

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How I Manage my ADHD with Knitting

I have ADHD. I was diagnosed in high school. I tried a couple medications, but found them to either make me feel nauseous or have no effect. Because of this, I’ve learned my own strategies to adapt and become successful. A huge game changer was when I discovered I could use knitting to help me…

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Finished Object: Ice and Fire Socks

I was a big Game of Thrones fan, so when Knit Picks released their Felici striped socks in “Beyond the Wall” I grabbed some up. I thought I could knit them while watching the final season of the show. I dyed up some reddish-orange sock yarn for the heels and toes and decided to call…

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Casting On a Sockhead for a Kid

A few months ago I dyed some yarn, and one was a complete unplanned experiment. It turned out a deep, moody blue with coppery orange and bits of lavender. I loved it, and so did my three-year-old son. After making my dad a hat for Christmas, my son said he wanted a hat, too. I…

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Why I’m Not Doing Make Nine

The online knitting community has a lot of traditions and events. Christmas Eve Cast On, FiberShare, countless knitalongs and makealongs, and the Make Nine Challenge are just a few. Even though these can be great ways to participate in the community as a whole, sometimes it can feel overwhelming. Make Nine is a fantastic idea…

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Dream Knits

Someday. I’ll knit these someday. I have a Ravelry bundle called Dream Knits. It’s full of patterns that look absolutely amazing and I want to knit them, but I do not have the skills for them, yet. Some of them, like Georgetown, seem like patterns I’ll actually be able to knit someday. But some may…

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The Time I Knit Myself a Bankhead

I knit myself a Bankhead hat last winter. It looks like this: The thought process went like this: first I got the yarn. The yarn is 100% superwash merino worsted and was hand dyed by the lovely couple of The Woolen Homestead. Sadly they don’t dye anymore, and I’m so thrilled I was able to…

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Welcome to Fizzy Knitting

Welcome to Fizzy Knitting, I’m Alli Rense. I know, you’re probably thinking, “It’s 2020, not 2007, why are you starting a knitting blog?” I’ve technically been able to knit since I was a kid: I remember my mom teaching me. But I’ve only been extra into knitting in the past couple years. The more I…

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