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Lucy Vest Pattern 1

August 21

Some of my readers who liked the Lucy Vest that I designed for my TKGA Hand Knitting Program have inquired about the pattern. I’m happy to say it is now available!
The Lucy Vest uses an easy-to-memorize ribbed eyelet stitch pattern.

Careful attention to detail includes a V-neck which flows out […] Continue Reading…

Wild West Winner

August 20

We have a winner! Congratulations to Sonja, whose comment was chosen in a random drawing.
Thank you to everyone who participated in The Wild West eBooks Giveaway.

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California Clouds

August 14

California is a special place. Over the next few months I will interrupt the knitting photos to post random scenics. I hope you enjoy them!
It’s unusual for us to get big fluffy clouds in our neck of the woods.

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Introducing Lucy

August 7

For me, one of the most fun and challenging parts of Level 2 of The Knitting Guild Association’s (TKGA) Master Hand Knitting Program was the vest project. The requirement was simply to knit a vest, demonstrating our ability to use finishing techniques. We could use an existing pattern as written, […] Continue Reading…

Serendipitous Ferru

August 4

Don’t you just love it when you reach into your stash and find the perfect marriage of yarn and pattern? Such was my luck the other day when I found some Valkyrie “Jayne” fingering, a lovely blend of merino and cashmere hand-dyed by my friend Bonni Raine.

As luck would […] Continue Reading…

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Wild West eBooks Giveaway

August 4

One of the best things that have come from my involvement in the world of knitting has been getting to know interesting, fun and creative people. Stephannie Tallent is such a friend. I’ve been watching in awe as her design career has blossomed. She is truly amazing!
One of Stephannie’s […] Continue Reading…

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Vest Obsessed

July 16

For the longest time I’ve had my eye on Arenda Holladay’s pattern, “Woman’s Cable Vest”. I like its simplicity, with the cables adding just the right amount of interest. (Plus, I’ll use any excuse to knit with Rowan’s Felted Tweed!)

The red color (“Rage”) married with the tweed texture will […] Continue Reading…

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Little Sweaters for Knitting Camp

June 29

If you’ve been following my blog, you know that in a couple of days I’m off to Knitting Camp. The optional homework is one or two mini sweaters. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed working on both…one’s a yoke and one’s a drop-shoulder.
The little yoke sweater calls for corrugated ribbing. I’ve always […] Continue Reading…

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Linen Stitch Class and Trunk Show in Cleveland

June 23

I’m looking forward to teaching my Linen Stitch class at the Ewes d’Bleu yarn store in Pepper Pike, Ohio!
The class is on Sunday, July 26th starting promptly at 11:00 am. It includes lunch. Yum!

Description: One of my all-time favorite stitch patterns for scarves is the linen stitch. It’s perfect for variegated yarn, […] Continue Reading…

Kristin Omdahl Yarn Giveaway

June 17

One of the things I like best about TNNA, our industry trade show, is being introduced to new yarns. Kristin Omdahl, who I’ve known as a designer, has a line of beautiful 100% bamboo yarns called Bamboo So Fine.
I came home with a skein of Kristin’s fingering weight “b. […] Continue Reading…

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Knitting Alfresco with EZ

June 15

I’m finding it difficult to read Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitter’s Almanac without being outdoors. I love how connected she was to nature. Her tales of the family’s outdoor adventures, and knitting outside, are endearing to the nature-lover in me.
A quote: “In a travelling canoe one cannot write.”
How can I resist?
A […] Continue Reading…

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Peonies and EZ Reading. Sublime.

June 9

With giddy anticipation I look forward to Knitting Camp in July. Started by Elizabeth Zimmerman as a weekend knitting course 42 years ago, it is now taught by her daughter Meg Swansen.
I have heard about “EZ”s EPS (Percentage System) for many years, I have never studied it. I’ll read a […] Continue Reading…

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