Monthly Archives: October 2015

  • VKL Chicago – Market

    Posted on October 28, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    I forgot to share about the market at VK Live Chicago, which was fun to explore.    Aside from all of the beautiful yarn, needles and accessories, there was some very creative knitting being displayed.  I was very inspired by all of the color, shapes and the ingenuity of knitters.  I also got to meet […]

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  • Annetarsia Knits is available for the KnitCompanion platform!

    Posted on October 26, 2015 by annetarsia in About Anne, Annetarsia Knits.

    Big news for Annetarsia knitters!  When I was writing Annetarsia Knits, I desperately wanted knitters to be able to control the chart colors, and change them to the colors they wanted to knit with.  Sally Holt is the genius behind knitCompanion, which does more than any other medium to allow knitters to manipulate and monitor […]

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  • Celebrating a life well lived, and family

    Posted on October 25, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    When I married Bill Berk, I joined a wonderful family.  Grace and Bill Berk, Sr. treated me like a daughter and I have enjoyed their warmth, wisdom, and unconditional support in the 30 years I have known them.  We lost Dad a few weeks ago.  He had been very ill for a long time, and […]

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  • Weekend update – weaving, cats, and Deborah Chandler saves the day

    Posted on October 18, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    I am playing with my “new-to-me” Gilmore floor loom this weekend. It has 8 shafts, but I am only using 4.  I bought worsted weight Sugar and Cream cotton in a bunch of colors, and warped from back to front, as you are supposed to with a separator beam.  I didn’t like it much, there […]

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  • VKL – Zipper class

    Posted on October 15, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    One of my favorite classes involves how to edge garments efficiently and beautifully.  Knitters find zippers challenging to insert into hand-knits, but it is easy if you do it right.  Generally, at least one student comes to class with a garment to use for class, and I love seeing them leave with a finished sweater!

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  • VKL Chicago, Annetarsia class

    Posted on October 12, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

      I want to thank Amy for a wonderful review of this class.  I had a lot of fun with this group, who dove into intarsia with great enthusiasm and were lots of fun to be with. http://www.examiner.com/article/intarsia-students-enter-the-no-mistake-zone-at-vogue-knitting-live   I want to remind everybody that you are now completely able to knit a color-block sweater!  […]

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  • Vogue Knitting Live-Chicago Intarsia design class

    Posted on October 11, 2015 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    I was impressed with the imagination and engagement of the knitters designing Intarsia motifs in Chicago.  Several knitters put together more than one motif during class.  The ideas were inventive, and they worked to turn those ideas into motifs that will be fun and easy to knit.  I greatly enjoyed this class!

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