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TKGA Level 2 – Passed!

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 plus a vest (which I chose to design from scratch) it …

TKGA Meets the Real World

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 I didn’t realize tAll Postshat each level’s notebook becomes a valuable …

TKGA Resubmits Level 2

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 members who reviewed my work took an incredible amount of time …

TKGA Intarsia Woes

I’ve never done intarsia before (except for years ago on an early project which didn’t count because it was so bad I had to felt it to make the holes go away…). One of the purposes of going through the Master Hand Knitting Program is to learn new skills. The problem is, you have to do them well. In teaching …

TKGA Level 2 Cables

You might remember from a previous post that my friend Cindy and I are slogging working our way through the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program‘s Level 2. I hate to whine, so let’s just say the Greek myth of Sisyphus has been much on my mind lately.  Every time I get through another section of the program I fool myself into thinking …

audknits Viriditas

Viriditas

The thought of travelling without a knitting project is enough to strike fear into my heart. I often wait until the last moment to figure out what I’m going to take with me. Eek! For an upcoming trip last February, I looked to Ravelry KALs to give me inspiration. If you read my blog, you know I’m a huge fan of The Knitting …

Lucy Vest Pattern 1

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 from the center rib. Strategically-placed decreases in the ribbed …

Introducing Lucy

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, modify an existing pattern, or design our own. You probably know …

Vest Obsessed

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 be just right when Fall rolls around. – Resources: Woman’s …

Here it Comes, Zanesville!

  24 swatches, all carefully knit and researched. 19 questions researched, answered and referenced. 4 book reviews. A paper on the History of Knitting, all researched and referenced. A cute little Fair Isle wristlet – knit three times until I thought it might be acceptable. An argyle sock – which left me in disbelief that it was actually a popular …