The response to the projects in “Annetarsia Knits” has been gratifying, and I shouldn’t be surprised because I love them, so why wouldn’t you? But now you want to knit your own versions, and finding yarn is proving to be a problem. Annetarsia is a place to use leftover yarn, and small amounts. A design […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.
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.
“Bold Move” is almost ready for blocking! Here are some Annetarsia tricks that I used to make the knitting easier. If you are making the Medium size (38″ hip measurement), using Size 5US needles, and are close to the stitch and row gauge stated in the pattern, then my numbers for vertical strand length will […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
IK Knitting Lab is a unique conference. A smaller hotel and less participants create an intimate and friendly atmosphere. I taught 5 different subjects, only one of which involved intarsia (Argyle Socks, a perennial favorite), which allowed me to share other knitting passions such as Bohus Stickning, and finishing techniques. I just love knitting, and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
It’s funny how something is really, really important to you…until it isn’t. This is very apparent with children, who take everything so seriously – the world will end if they don’t get to go to this thing, or have that thing. Then they change their mind. I remember this time…no, I won’t go there. But […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.