I love knitting seamless top-down sweaters. But I don’t always love the way they wear over time. With no seams to support the neck and shoulders, they have a tendency to stretch and look droopy. Some people crochet an edging around the neck to add stability. There is also [...] Continue Reading…
I recently finished this top, Forest Weave by Yumiko Alexander. The yarn in Schulana Kilino, a worsted linen/cotton blend.
I enjoyed the clever design, with its big cables separated by dropped stitches. And I’m so proud of myself, for once completing a summer top in time for summer!
For the past several weeks, I’ve watched a mama chipmunk dash in and out of her underground nest with goodies to feed to her young. The babies finally emerged to explore their world.
Is it safe to come out now?
The children stay close to Mom while they check out their [...] Continue Reading…
For everyone hoping to purchase the digital PDF edition of my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues, the wait is over! Although it’s sold through Ravelry, you can purchase your copy whether or not you are a Ravelry member.
If you’re a Ravelry member, you can check out the book’s details page and purchase it [...] Continue Reading…
I love it when the wisteria bloom. The smell is heavenly, and the delicacy of the tiny blossoms is sweet.
I liked the spring-like greens in the Araucania Lauca yarn I used for this linen stitch scarf. The pattern is a popular one from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the [...] Continue Reading…
I am delighted and relieved that I finally passed Level 2 for the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program. After knitting (and re-knitting) 24 swatches, answering 19 questions (and I did not get them all right the first time around), writing book reviews and a report, working 2 small project [...] Continue Reading…
You may remember I’ve been working on completing Level 2 of the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program. It is a detailed and challenging program! Before I started the program I didn’t understand the real-world application of it. Yes, I wanted to learn how to become a better knitter. But [...] Continue Reading…
You may remember I’ve been working on completing Level 2 of the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program. I’m embarrassed to say I received my comments and list of re-do’s last summer, and only now have re-knitted and re-written the things I didn’t do right the first time around.
The committee [...] Continue Reading…
I’m thrilled to announce that my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues is now available for Apple’s iBooks, Amazon’s Kindle, and Barnes and Noble’s Nook! By specifically formatting the book for each device, we’ve ensured you’ll have the best reading experience for your favorite gadget.
What is the advantage of [...] Continue Reading…
This gal has been hanging out on our lawn a lot lately. I think she’ll be giving birth very soon! The other day her belly was moving around a lot – she was either breathing heavily or her baby (s) are kicking.
Here’s the just-right-for-Spring version of the Mistake Stitch Rib scarf from my book Reversible Scarves: Curing the Wrong Side Blues. What I love about this simple stitch pattern is how well it lends itself to variation. The book covers everything from sport weight to mohair to bulky versions, with [...] Continue Reading…
So happy to have spring flowers coming along at last!
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