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
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!
This month I had the chance to teach at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, in Greenwich Village, NYC. I was honored and pleased to be invited, and had a wonderful time. The staff and students are amazing, and if you go to NYC, you should definitely make the time to check it out. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lion Brand Yarn Studio
Preparing for my only teaching trip to the East Coast this year, I developed a new class for teaching everything Annetarsia in a single day. I knit 3 fun projects for “Annetarsia: Be the Boss of your Intarsia”, and I knit them all twice, using different yarns. I wasn’t ready to move on, so I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Designing a “Sassy” sweater
It’s been a busy few weeks! Lots of traveling up and down the West Coast for Madrona Fiber Arts and Stitches West. I still haven’t unpacked or sorted through my photos and experiences – but I will be sharing them with you, I promise! Right now I am catching up at the office. Things sure […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Catching up
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
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.
My friend Lorilee Beltman designed a skirt called “Bold Move“. Considering that I am about to unleash a book onto the world concerning intarsia (possibly the most maligned technique in knitdom), the name appeals to me. Plus, Lorilee has created a vertical stranding technique which is a sister to intarsia, and uses yarn butterflies to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Bold Move
I haven’t been to Atlanta in decades, or done any significant traveling in the South. I asked Edie Eckman, Gayle Roehm, and some other teachers about Southern dialect and manners, at lunch. They told me that if anyone said, “Bless your heart”, I was in big trouble. Also, the explanation of “y’all”, and “all y’all” […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Diving into Stitches South
Last week I flew to Denver to teach my first Craftsy class. I’m very excited about the class. It features a different style and concept than would be possible with anything other than Craftsy’s platform, which is very interactive between students and the teacher. I can’t say much more, yet, but it will be worth […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Falling in love with the Craftsy crew