What is it about Tom Scott that captures my attention? Whoever would think to take the traditional cardigan, flip it around, and call it fashionable? Tom Scott! AND, whoever would think to design a garment that is knitted from the bottom to the top, but is supposed to be worn sideways? You would think that […]Read more "Drapey (2 of 2)"
Finally and finished! This has been on my mind since turning the page of that exquisite Vogue Knitting Magazine Issue, way back in the Spring of 2013. Smitten with this Tom Scott beauty and Tom Scott’s designs, in general, I ordered the yarn immediately thinking that the yarn and my working it up was just around the […]Read more "Long awaited ‘Drapey’ (Part 1 of 2)"
I am not sure if this post ought to be called A Guide on Gauge or Gauge Guiding. In either case, I have become a huge fan of knitting up gauges! To the uninformed, the process of taking time to work up a gauge might seem like an unnecessary and/or optional step in working up […]Read more "A Guide on Gauge"
Unlikely knitting collectible two become one in pursuit of an image planning, traveling, reflecting enjoying the experience without whom are separate. Unlikely knitting collectible dear friends reunite after many years sharing in fashion once again they may look like twins. Unlikely knitting collectible suggestion made professional keynote speaker was that my name? in time of comfort […]Read more "Unlikely Knitting Collectible"
Now, the question becomes who thought of this motto first, VK or me? The motto I am now seeing heading the instruction pages in recent issues of Vogue Knitting: plan, make, finish, wear has been my mantra for the last 35 years or so whether it be in knitting or sewing (my personal predecessor to hand […]Read more "Rust Cardi"
It began with the yarn this time, which for me, is very unusual; beautiful Rowan Felted Tweed DK mostly in navy and a variety of other colors that were in my stash. I have quite a collection of this yarn due to sales, left over from projects, and some from projects that have been reconsidered. And […]Read more "A Fashionable Fishing Hole"
This could easily be a three part series: storage of yarn as part one, the management of the process of work(s) in progress, and the final ‘keeping site’ of finished projects. And, for me it is that final step in this series that is capturing my attention as the number of successful finished projects continues to grow.Read more "‘Keeping Site’ for Knit Wear"
So as not to linger with thoughts of neglect towards poor hubby for too long, THIS gorgeous eye-catching cardigan will be draped over my husband’s back, front, shoulders, opened, closed, in wetness and in dry, in the morning, at noon, and throughout the evenings when next the snow doth fall… Designed by Martin Storey as seen in The Knitter, Issue 67 […]Read more "Confirmed"
Once upon a time, I knitted an argyle vest for hubby, photographer. Possibly some fifteen or so years, ago. We went to a local yarn shop, he chose the yarn, beautiful Donegal Wool, and I knitted him this argyle vest from Vogue Knitting, Fall 1995. Argyle was “in”, then. And, he hasn’t taken the vest off, since. I mean […]Read more "A Knitter’s Reality Check"
Oh, what a fun project this was and how creative is this designer, Mari Lynn Patrick? She continues to amaze me with her flawless details and unique designs. The front and back of this sweater, found in Vogue Knitting, Holiday 2011 are shaped a bit differently so that the front will have enough fabric to fold […]Read more "Why Knot"