An Introduction and a Confession

Hi, I'm Teresa and am thrilled to be a part of the Bernat blog! I've been knitting off and on since I was about 13, and have also dabbled in crochet, cross stitch, quilting, and embroidery. Knitting, however, is my first love and I keep coming back to those pointy sticks.

I'm about to delve into my first project for Bernat and have to admit something: I hate to knit test swatches. I hate it, hate it, hate it. In fact, I usually skip it, which results in either a perfectly gauged knitted item or a wonky, poorly knitted one that I end up tearing out and restarting with different size needles until it knits out properly – or good enough. But this time, I swatched. And I think it turned out pretty nicely, no?

This is a project using the Bernat Handicrafter Cotton Twists in Rose Twists. Stay tuned to hear more and see my progress!



Welcome to the blog! That is a beautiful swatch :) (I hate making them too!) I can't wait to read about your first project.

Thanks, Jen! :)

Welcome to the party, Teresa! Looking forward to seeing all your handiwork. :)

Welcome Teresa! :) So glad to see your first post! Love your swatch - the yarn looks so pretty and soft! :)

Hi Teresa! I can hardly wait to read about your project. :)

Thanks for the warm welcome, ladies! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your projects and getting to know you all.

I need a crochet pattern for a large heart shaped afghan. My niece told me that she wants a heart so I'm going to try. Just wondering if anyone else had ever done this. Also my other niece piped up and said if her sister was getting a heart then she wanted a smiley face afghan! So i could use a little help there as well. I wasn't sure where to post to get a conversation started. I hope this is ok!

What about using Tunisian Simple Stitch? You could then either cross-stitch the design on the afghan or you can work it as you go changing colors according to a graph.

Does anyone have a pattern, or know where I can find one, for those big headbands that taper to the back??? I don't know what they are called and can't find one. Thanks.