My mailbox is stuffed with bargains/coupons/ads, etc, as the Christmas shopping season is in full swing. Let’s face it, none of us really needs anything, but if you are going to give Christmas presents (and of course, we are) it might as well be something that will be personal, fun, and support the fiber community […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Christmas gift ideas for fiber lovers
I am in love. Unexpected, giddy love. I was ordering stuff for the Baby Wolf from Webs, and as long as I was clicking away, the Zoom Loom somehow jumped into my shopping cart. Yesterday I got it out and started to experiment with it. The world fell away, and hours later I was still […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Zoom Loom! Where have you been, all my life?
This has been a busy, tough week at the office for Dr. Anne. But today is Saturday, with nothing on the calendar. Whee! A chance to take stock of everything I have been doing, and assess progress. I finished the pillow fabric I’ve been weaving on the floor loom. When I took it off the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Weaving, knitting, and kitties – what more would you want on a lazy Saturday?
I want to remind you about Nancy’s ColorPlay Bag. The pattern is $2, all of which will be donated to Doctors without Borders. This bag is a terrific stash-buster and is fast and easy to make and felt. All instructions are in the pattern, so that you can concentrate on playing with color. The bags […]Continue Reading... 5 Comments.
After launching “Annetarsia Knits”, Bill and I started to plan Operation “Take Our Life Back”. One of my goals was to get back to weaving. I bought a Rigid Heddle loom when starting the actual writing of “Annetarsia Knits”. I had never done any weaving, and wanted to be a beginner at something to remind […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Why Weaving?
This lovely, lacy shawl was designed by Jared Flood. I went up a needle size (size 7US) because I like my shawls on the large side. When I knit another version (and I will), I might go back to the size 6, as I think that would be fine. But I love this version. The […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rock Island Shawl
Once there was a group of knitters that met on Sunday afternoons at Molehill Farm. Owner Cheryl Huffman retired and closed the store several years ago, but we decided that we weren’t ready to stop getting together. Val Allen, Elaine Blatt and Jill Betts were knitting students of mine who became friends. Stephanie Fleming joined […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Jane Austen Knits and the Molehill Farm Gang
Today I am putting the pattern many of you have been waiting for on sale in my Ravelry store! The pattern for Nancy’s ColorPlay bag was cut from “Annetarsia Knits” due to space concerns. However, overwhelming love for the bags and requests for the pattern have led to us releasing it. Nancy and I welcome […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nancy’s ColorPlay bag – Annetarsia tips
Intarsia allows knitters to put color wherever they wish on their knitted fabric. Sounds great, but can be a bit scary. What if it doesn’t look good? That is in our head, and in actuality, it is very hard to make big enough mistakes to notice. Yeah, yeah, I know, Bad Christmas sweaters are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Nancy’s ColorPlay bag – more than just inspiring
I made lots of progress on both walking and my Craftsy classes, this weekend. For my next class to watch while on the treadmill, I chose Fiona Ellis’ “New Twists in Cables, Fingerless mittens” I don’t really wear mittens, and I have tons of experience knitting cables. So the only excuse I have for […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Inspiration, and accomplishment. Not bad, for a weekend.