This has been a difficult few months for me, as I fight to keep up with everything I need to do at work and home, and try not to be distracted by the US election histrionics. Knitting has been my drug of choice. I’ve been working on one project at a time, and as soon […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitting binge – antidote for anxiety?
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!
My friend Susan Anderson released a pattern for a smooth stockinette sock which showcases self-striping yarn. I happen to have a stash of such yarn, and jumped at the chance to check out this pattern, the Smooth Operator sock. The yarn is by Canon Hand Dyes. I don’t know the colorway, but it is a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Smooth operator Socks – a Fun summer knit!
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!
I have finished knitting Agate Ripples. (pattern by Laura Bryant, Knitters Mag Fall 2015) Stripes are easy to knit, but it takes practice to not worry about how it is going to look when done, as you randomly select each yarn and how many rows to knit with it before changing. You also can’t bother […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on The consequences of Stripes
Working with yarn in lots of different ways keeps crafting fresh for me. I was inspired to make Marly Bird’s “Lacy Pineapple Shawl” when I saw her wearing it at Stitches South, and when she made a YouTube tutorial for the pattern that was a clear sign to go for it. I went up to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Ode to Crochet
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…
I have been working intensely on samples for a terrific new Craftsy class I just completed filming. It’s hard for me not to talk about it, but we are scheduled to launch June 6, which is right around the corner, which makes waiting easier. Even while working on the class, I have knit on my […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Personal Knitting time!
I didn’t mean to do it. Honestly, I had the best intentions to follow direction when I asked StephenBe to help me pick yarns to knit his pattern, the Shawlvest, when we were both at StitchesWest. I carefully listened as he advised me how to place the colors and mix them, as 3 yarns are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on StephenBe meets Annetarsia