I’m getting requests for more information about how to actually create the Yarn Butterflies (YB’s) for “Bold Move”. As it happens, I am preparing to make a second version of the project. The MC is bright purple and the CC is Neon Green, so I am calling it “Bolder Move”. So, I photographed the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I have incorporated computers into my life pretty extensively. We moved to electronic health records years ago. I post to Twitter and Facebook, I take and edit photos on my phone, and figured out how to do a blog, didn’t I? For someone who learned trigonometry on a slide rule, I think I’ve adapted really […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
“Bold Move” is almost ready for blocking! Here are some Annetarsia tricks that I used to make the knitting easier. If you are making the Medium size (38″ hip measurement), using Size 5US needles, and are close to the stitch and row gauge stated in the pattern, then my numbers for vertical strand length will […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Jennifer VanCalcar IS Holiday Yarns. It’s a bit hard to believe, considering the amount of great hand-dyed yarn that she produces, but she is basically a one-woman show. I met her at Village Fiber and Yarn Shop, when she taught a class on hand-dying for the Dizzy Retreat. Jumping at the chance to be a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Congratulations to Nadine (aka nfegram), who will be watching for a package of luscious “Yummy Toes” from Miss Babs in the mail! Thanks to everyone who commented on the posts. This was so much fun that I plan to have many more give-aways in the future. Next, hearty congratulations to Cheryl Scallon, who was notified […]Continue Reading... 10 Comments.
http://wp.me/p3nhhx-j2 Look what arrived today! Four skeins of “Yummy Toes”, enough to re-create the Astoria Sock! All you need to do to enter is comment on this post, or here on the original post. I will pick a winner, randomly, tomorrow! Thank you, Miss Babs, and crew!Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
Sometimes it seems that my knitting life started at Sock Summit 2009. That is when I first met a lot of people who have ended up having a lot of influence on my knitting career! One of those people was Allison, of SSYC. I was teaching how to knit Argyle Socks, and was always […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Simply Sock Yarn Company and the Namanu shawl
Lots of things are happening today. Annetarsia Knits has it’s own page on the website, and pre-orders for the book are starting. “Next Steps in Intarsia” is launching on Craftsy. But somehow, having the AK projects listed on Ravelry feels like a Very Big Deal. I haven’t been able to post Annetarsia projects on Ravelry […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I was so busy at IK Knit lab this weekend that I didn’t take ANY photos! (Bad blogger!) I really did have an amazing time. The students were fantastic and enthusiastic, the venue was delightful, and the market was terrific. I did buy some treasures in the Market, and will have “show and tell” for […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
A friend sent me a private message, saying that she hadn’t heard of Craftsy before reading about it in my blog. She suggested that I give more explanation about what it is and how to use it, which I am delighted to do! Craftsy has only been around for a scant three years, so what […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.