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... No Comments.
This lovely, lacy shawl was designed by Jared Flood. I went up a needle size (size 7US) because I like my shawls on the large side. When I knit another version (and I will), I might go back to the size 6, as I think that would be fine. But I love this version. The […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
Once there was a group of knitters that met on Sunday afternoons at Molehill Farm. Owner Cheryl Huffman retired and closed the store several years ago, but we decided that we weren’t ready to stop getting together. Val Allen, Elaine Blatt and Jill Betts were knitting students of mine who became friends. Stephanie Fleming joined […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
I made lots of progress on both walking and my Craftsy classes, this weekend. For my next class to watch while on the treadmill, I chose Fiona Ellis’ “New Twists in Cables, Fingerless mittens” I don’t really wear mittens, and I have tons of experience knitting cables. So the only excuse I have for […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Donna Druchunas drew my attention to the work of Felicity Ford, a creative British knitter who wanted to publish a book on stranded colourwork design. She needed funding, so ran a Kickstarter campaign, which I immediately joined. At the time, I was also working to publish “Annetarsia Knits”, so I felt a real kinship with […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Fall has arrived. Yesterday was a blustery, rainy Monday, and for once I was a bit glad to be doing my workout on the treadmill. I decided to take a cooking class, and chose “Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken”, with Marge Perry. Click on the class link for a coupon! This class was very motivating, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Today I walked for an hour on the treadmill, and I couldn’t have made it without Lucy Neatby. Boy, walking on the treadmill is boring. But I finished “My First Sock”, which made the time pass quite easily. Lucy covered picking up stitches, and how to tighten the picked up row. She also had a […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I walked another few miles while watching “My First Socks” through Lesson 3. First, how adorable is Lucy Neatby? Top of the scale, right? She is covered with color, for one thing, from her hair to her clothing. I can’t see below her waist, because of the desk, but I’ll bet my stash that she […]Continue Reading... No Comments.