Hello there. Welcome to Italian Dish Knits. My name is Elaine and I write a food blog, The Italian Dish, and sometimes I sneak in a little bit about my knitting over there but I always feel a little funny about it. I would like to talk about knitting more but I don’t want non-knitters over there to get turned off. So presto – a knitting blog is born. Over here, I can yackety yak all I want to about knitting and yarn! I also love to sew and write a blog about sewing and quilting over at Beech Tree Lane Handmade.
I started really knitting in 1988, when my oldest son was born. I wanted him to have cute little handmade things so I bought a book and taught myself. I knitted an awful lot of little sweaters and jackets for my sons over the years and lots of bigger sweaters for me. Now, I’m mostly into knitting Norwegian stranded mittens, scarves, hats and anything in the round using my favorite technique, Magic Loop (I hate to purl).
My favorite place on the web is Ravelry. If I’m not knitting, I’m thinking about it.
I live in Michigan, where there is ample calendar time to wear scarves and mittens. Yay!