I don’t have as much time for podcasts as I used to, but I love the Knitmore Girls. This mother-daughter duo cover a lot of ground, and it feels like they are speaking to me. I share their sensibility on most issues, and the adventures of the next generation of their family are fun to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitmore girls
Is there anything more delightful than acquiring new yarn? Bringing into your life more color, texture, and planning what to do with it? My life as a knitting instructor takes me to incredible events with yarn markets that place so much potential in my path. Resistance is futile. Apparently at Stitches West I was in […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stash acquisition
I am having great fun with my Lucet braiding tool. For the first time, I taught a class on Lucet, at Madrona, and it was a lot of fun! This is such a great tool for braiding. Check out the Lucet tool at StitchDiva.com Several years ago I knit a pile of cranberries and popcorn, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lucet joy
One of my favorite patterns in “Annetarsia Knits” is the Rose City Hat. I have knit several of them, and for a quick knit it packs a lot of visual punch. After I had the pattern thoroughly memorized, I decided to mix it up and use different yarn and stitch patterns. The result is another […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on “Stumptown Slouch”- a fun, fast hat to knit for the Fall season!
I have found, over time, that the sweaters that I wear most are lightweight, which means thin yarn, small needles and lots and lots of stitches. Fortunately, I am knitting all of the time, anyway, so lots of stitches don’t scare me. Agate Ripples is a lot of knitting, but I enjoyed working on it, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Agate Ripples is finished, and I love it!
I have finished knitting Agate Ripples. (pattern by Laura Bryant, Knitters Mag Fall 2015) Stripes are easy to knit, but it takes practice to not worry about how it is going to look when done, as you randomly select each yarn and how many rows to knit with it before changing. You also can’t bother […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The consequences of Stripes
While waiting for the launch of my newest Craftsy class, Fun with Custom Colorwork (launches TOMORROW, and enter HERE to win the new class absolutely free!), I have been continuing to work on the Agate Ripples cardigan that I am making out of stash Koigu. I chose some solid and varigated skeins from really old […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stripey goodness
My third Craftsy class is launching on June 6th, and here are the first photos from the shoot. Of all the classes I have ever taught, this is the one closest to what I, personally, love to knit. I hesitate to give too many clues, but I am so excited about this class! While you […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Something’s coming…
Learning new crafts is such fun, and a luxury when you have basically 2 careers and a full life. I had the chance to take a class from John Mularkey at Madrona Fiber Arts, to learn basic card weaving, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I’ll have to confess to my husband that I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Card weaving – Let’s be a Beginner again!
Meeting with Craftsy instructors inspired me to take all of their classes. Eventually I hope to get there, but it will take awhile! I’m starting with Myra Woods’ class, “Modern Irish Freeform Crochet”. I have enjoyed crochet in the past, and would do more of it now if I wasn’t spending so much time knitting […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Freeform Crochet with Myra Wood