Is it a dress? Is it a tunic? Whatever it is, I love this unique little number designed by Heather Dixon. Knitted in Blue Sky Alapacas Sport Weight, I chose a vivid orange meant to represent the color of a beautiful sunset as my plan was to have this completed by late summer. You know, […]Read more "Flirty"
Funny, when I receive a new Vogue Knitting magazine, I tend to have two emotions. The first is, of course, excitement as anyone who follows my knitting knows that I believe VK stands well above any other publication for outstanding knitting fashion, photography, and inspiration. The other emotion I notice is fear. I hear myself […]Read more "From A-symmetric to Z-ipper"
Can you love all finished projects with the same fervor? It is not necessarily the feeling of happiness I wanted. I am not saying I am not happy. Maybe, more undecided. I have asked myself, what would I change? How could I make it better? or more to my liking? more exciting? And, I […]Read more "Portrait finished, maybe…"
Knitting tools, you ask? Let’s take each item. The ceramic bowl in the background is filled with dog treats. How else does one make one’s pet happy when one wants a bit of knitting time away from the throngs of pet-dom? (at least, for a little while) The beautiful biking gloves in the forefront […]Read more "Puppy Trainers’ Tools for Knitters"
I recently read a post called Knitting is NOT a Competitive Sport on my friend’s blog. The writer was expressing her thoughts on her observations of the productivity of other knitters as compared to hers and how the internet has allowed this to be so obvious to her. Her apparent awareness of x number of […]Read more "Knitting is not a Competitive Sport, or …"
I couldn’t quite wait until June! In honor of the one year birth of this blog, please enjoy: New WordPress format that is clean looking with lots of white space to highlight the knitting! New header photo for a change in appearance. A second page entitled Collection to share and give credence to a knitter’s past. A […]Read more "Interviewed, 2013"
I love texture. I love dolman sleeves. I love oversized tops and I love hoods. What can I say? I love this project! However, I wasn’t thrilled when Vogue Knitting, 360 suggested muppet-like. (Keep in mind, it was knitted in purple.) No, I do not want to look like a muppet nor did I […]Read more "Loopy Hoodie!"
The saga of the dye lot has finally come to a close but not without a continuing story of twists and turns, hope and disappointment, and finally success! After returning the mix and match dye lot of Zitron Savanna and being charged a re-stocking fee, I was left with the love of a Tom Scott […]Read more "Color 25, Lot 661488 SOLD!"
It appears the package of mismatched dye lots must have been received by the scandalous company as I now see a refund on my account. Of course, there is this thing called a re-stocking fee, shipping, and who-knows-what-else so I see I have been docked $22.25. I suppose I will take it. In the meantime, […]Read more "Yarning About Dye Lots Part 2"
You might think purchasing yarn a simple matter. I’ve had questions and heard comments from non-knitters that remind me that purchasing yarn is anything BUT simple. Such questions as “So, what’s the difference between “craft” yarn versus yarn purchased at a yarn store or specialty shop?” or “Why do you order online? Can’t you find […]Read more "Yarning About Dye Lots"
Your blogpost on inspiration says a lot to me. Of course, “immediate excitement” seems to trump everything for me, which is why certain wips (works in progress) get laid aside when they reach the “dutiful slog” stage. This above statement reveals even more to ponder when choosing one’s next knitting project. This anonymous reader of […]Read more "From Purchase to Production"