I’ve acquired an iPhone 6+, and a super Boston Marathon case for it. I like to keep my phone in a cozy for protection in my purse, so needed to make a new one. At Interweave YarnFest I replenished my stash of Lamb’s Pride worsted. I’ve felted with this yarn before, so had my Yarn […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on New felted cozy for iPhone 6+
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.
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.
Now that “Annetarsia Knits” is out in the world, I’m hoping that some knitters will be ready to walk on the wild side with me. So I am pulling out some projects that were a bit too much for the book, and finishing them up. The mate to my Ultimate Argyle sock came off the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I’m getting requests for more information about how to actually create the Yarn Butterflies (YB’s) for “Bold Move”. As it happens, I am preparing to make a second version of the project. The MC is bright purple and the CC is Neon Green, so I am calling it “Bolder Move”. So, I photographed the […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
I love Argyle socks, but don’t you agree it is time for a new, classic intarsia motif for socks? Being Annetarsia means it has to be dead-easy. What makes an argyle diamond easy to knit is the simple diagonal line. The only way to make it easier is to extend that line into a spiral, […]Continue Reading... 9 Comments.
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... No Comments.