Batch Cooking To Save Time

Batch cooking chili

People sometimes ask me how I do it all: run the farm and a business and have a life. One of the ways I managed to save time is by batch cooking. Often times Sundays are filled up with cooking and laundry, though I always seem to find time to relax and knit on Sunday …

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Akoya KAL

Akoya Knit Along

Welcome to the official Angela’s Alterknits: Akoya Cardigan by Carol Feller KAL page! If you have not purchased your pattern yet, call us so we can get you on your way to making this gorgeous cardigan. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are August 9, 2018 – September …

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Using Stitch Markers in Knitting

Stitch markers are a valuable tool for knitting, and your use of them will vary depending on your personality, knitting ability, and how hard you like to concentrate. I use them a lot because I want my knitting to be as relaxing and easy as possible. There are 2 basic types of stitch markers: ones …

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Reading Knitting Charts

Knitting from Charts I love knitting from charts! A Knitting chart takes up much less space than written directions and it is a visual representation of what the pattern looks like. If you are using a paper pattern, highlighter tape will be very helpful. For charts, I position the highlighter tape right ABOVE the row …

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Calculating Gauge in Knitting

Swatching & Calculating Gauge Swatching and measuring your gauge is ESSENTIAL to make sure your garment fits! Make a swatch that is at least 6” square. THIS IS NOT A WASTE OF TIME OR YARN! Most patterns use stockinette stitch for gauge measurements, but if your’s uses a different stitch make your swatch in the …

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Socks on a Plane KAL

Socks on a Plane KAL at MHF

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Socks on a Plane KAL page!   If you have not done so yet, download your pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/socks-on-a-plane. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are July 14, 2018 – September 29, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to …

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Why Knit Socks?

Socks on a Plane KAL at MHF

I used to wonder why people were so enthused about knitting socks. Socks? Why would you spend all that time to knit socks when you can buy them at Walmart for a couple bucks? I don’t wonder that anymore. And my feet have thanked me for it! I’ve been thinking about this because our next …

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Cinnamon Girl Cardigan Knit Along

Welcome to the official Mountain Hollow Farm Cinnamon Girl Cardigan KAL page! If you have not done so yet, purchase your pattern at https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/cinnamon-girl-cardigan. This page is designed to support you throughout your project.  The KAL dates are April 14, 2018 – July 7, 2018. As a KAL participant, you are welcome to add comments or …

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