Is there a more versatile yarn than that produced by Brown Sheep? You can get wool, cotton, blends of the two. Superwash or in it’s natural state. Too many colors to keep track of (but never too MANY colors!), great price point and customer service. Whatever you want to make with fiber, there is likely […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Brown Sheep – ode to one of my favorite yarn companies
I finished the Duxbury Point Pullover!!! This is the sweater for Bill that I have been knitting off and on since before starting to write “Annetarsia Knits”. It is one of the UFO’s that I wanted to get finished in 2015. I am pleased to say it fits him well, and he loves it. The […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on One New Years resolution down! And a new project started…
The New Year is a great time to start something new, and here is a great way to anticipate the warmth and beauty of springtime. This project has been brewing for over a year, as Kate Bachus and I worked to make the perfect handful of colors to make a sock into a Spring Garden. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Spring is coming! Get ready with A Hundred Ravens and Annetarsia!
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
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?
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
Knitters? Blindly follow patterns? What is the fun in that? Especially Annetarsia patterns, as I expect people to use them as a springboard for their own inspirations. So, I was thrilled to get my first inquiry about how to turn the Kelly sweater from Annetarsia knits from being knit from the hem up, to knitting […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Annetarsia challenge – switching knitting direction
Life is different, now. Not only is “Annetarsia Knits” finished, it is out there, all around the world, and people like it! I’m thrilled that everyone (so far) thinks my baby book is beautiful, valuable, and fun to have around. I love autographing books, wrapping them up and taking them to the post office – […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The “New Normal”
Stitches Midwest 2014 will live in my memory for a long time. This was the first event where I was a published author and I was teaching 5 new classes that I have been working on for months. It was a busy, hectic few days, but everything went beautifully. I have many people to thank […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.