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!
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…
This weekend, for the first time ever, Craftsy invited instructors to meet together. Not to teach, but to LEARN. We learned about how to communicate better through electronic and social media, and what we can do better to educate and inspire you. We had the chance to meet each other and share our interests and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Craftsy Instructor Summit was amazing!
Some weeks take forever, and you feel like you aren’t getting anywhere. This was not one of those weeks! My new Craftsy class, “Simply Stunning Colorwork” debuted and took off like a rocket. We already have several really great discussions going, people are excited about the class and sharing their own tips, and I could […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making lots of progress!
When Kate sent me yarn to knit the Astoria socks, she sent more than I needed. So, I have a kit of the beautiful mini-skeins to make this sock, waiting for someone to claim it. Comment here on the blog, and we will randomly select a knitter tomorrow, and get the yarn to you in […]Continue Reading... 17 Comments.
For the start of the New Year, I did some cleaning and organizing. I separated yarn stashes (yes, plural, but don’t judge), class samples, and samples from “Annetarsia Knits”. Weaving tools and yarns have their own space, now, and then I tackled some spaces that I haven’t checked in awhile. That uncovered some treasures! I […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I am in love with this class. It was tons of fun to swatch colorwork patterns that use only one color at a time. We start with basic stripes, and then mix it up with slipped stitches, mosaic stitch and linen stitch. I pulled out favorite garments knit over the years for examples, and knit […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.