Yesterday was filled with a busy work day and a Presidential debate (NOT a good time to practice new skills!). Today, when I picked up my work to tackle Day 4’s challenge, I was happy to find myself falling easily back into cord-making. Today’s challenge was making a cord with pre-strung beads. Look at what […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on #7DayLucetChallenge Day 4- Look what I did!
I learned to knit as a child, but did not stick with it. I learned again in college when I studied in Ireland my junior year. I knit a cabled scarf, and crocheted an afghan with borrowed tools from my host family. When I returned home to the US, I got busy with school and […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Now that “Annetarsia Knits” is out in the world, I’m hoping that some knitters will be ready to walk on the wild side with me. So I am pulling out some projects that were a bit too much for the book, and finishing them up. The mate to my Ultimate Argyle sock came off the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Annetarsia is basically intarsia for lazy knitters. This means that, in my world, I strive for the absolutely easiest way to knit everything. As I reported in the last blog post, Bold Move requires the MC be knit from the skein. This complicates the knitting, because the tethered MC tangles with the butterflies of contrast […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
I just love teaching knitters the ins and outs of argyle socks. I’ve been teaching this class since Sock Summit 2009, and I not only am not tired of it, I’m enjoying the class more than ever. The yarns we have to knit argyles with just keep getting more amazing, it is super-fun to knit […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Well, it is if you knit Annetarsia! My technique is basically intarsia for lazy knitting, and motifs don’t come any easier than argyle. The origin of the style is murky, at best. I’m pretty sure that some knitter needed to make a pair of socks and didn’t have enough yarn of a particular color. Being […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tis the season to knit…argyle?
Does anyone else feel that they don’t have time for Christmas? I have enough trouble keeping up without a major holiday being thrown in the mix. Not that I don’t have the Christmas spirit, not at all. The recent cold snap actually put me in the mood. I just wish that I had some elves […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.