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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
Congratulations to Kathy Green, whose name was randomly selected to win the AHR kit for the Astoria sock. I’ll get your kit in the mail, tomorrow, Kathy! Everyone wins, though, because until Jan. 15th, you can still click HERE to get 15% off the kit price, and be ready to start knitting the Astoria sock […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
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.
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... No Comments.