OK, I cheated. Patricia C Wrede is a writer, and this blog post uses knitting patterns as a continued metaphor for writing. Sorry Mrs Simonds, I forgot what you call those continued metaphor thingies, but thanks for 11th grade English Continue reading Links – both knitting this time
I’m so excited about Short Row Slides – using internal short rows to increase on one side of a set of stitches, and decrease on the other, so the stitch set slides horizontally, but the total number of stitches is conserved. Continue reading Short Row Slides and pattern progress
Since the GAL, I’ve had ogees on my mind. When I saw BabyLove Brand’s Trellis and Chevron afghan (actually, ALL of BabyLove Brands patterns and photograph) I was glad I can crochet. They make me want to design more for crochet Continue reading I’ve got Ogees on my mind – early peek of new afghan
Wonder and joy, Dan’s nieces are old enough to want and appreciate woolen hand knits! I picked two patterns from GAL designers for their Christmas presents, it was easy to search on what I needed from the GAL bundle. For my younger Continue reading Enjoying Sarah Shira’s pattern
What is Hunter planning with those colorful thread in her mend project? Ah, she’s brilliant. Dr Annie has 10 Boredom Busters for kids on Break. Stacey Trock of FreshStitches has a list of children’s picture books that mention fiber arts.
Last summer Dan announced that he wanted to take me to the New York Sheep and Wool Festival for our anniversary, and reserved us a room before I could object on practical or budget reasons. Dan took off both Friday Continue reading I got to go to Rhinebeck
Monday morning on feedly I saw this post: Mended: black Uniqlo jeans mended with Sashiko stitching with a link to instagram for other sashiko stitching suggestions. Which reminded me of a jeans repair strategy from my college days: My Continue reading When I mended my jeans with crocheted lace patches
Amy Herzog has a spot or two open in the Boston area for her sweater fitting workshop. Worth. Every. Penny.
I was a page at the Public Library when I was in High School. That means I fetched magazines for patrons, put books back on the shelves, tidied messy shelves, and sometimes cut construction paper shapes out for the preschooler Continue reading Spellbound by Knitting in the Old Way
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