Archive For March, 2010

Ya gotta love blocking

By | March 26, 2010

Here’s a swatch of Blue Moon Fiber Arts Geisha, in Thistle Leaf pattern from A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara Walker, before and after blocking: Isn’t the transformation amazing? From lumpy, misshapen, and obscured to crisp and bright. And now, instead of curling up into a ball, the fabric wants to drape: Ya […]

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Not much to look at

By | March 22, 2010

My most recent FO isn’t much to look at: it’s just a simple hat, in k2, p2 rib, in a rather drab shade of brown. Oh, but to touch it! Soft, lightweight, and incredibly warm, the hat’s made of qiviut. What prompted me to dive into my dwindling stash of fingering-weight qiviut? A friend going […]

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Look what Clara made me do

By | March 20, 2010

Like many knitters, I’m on a yarn diet. It’s not that I have a huge stash, but it manages to grow faster than I can knit it. And I don’t really have room for a huge stash. Usually, I’m good about sticking to the yarn diet. I’m strong. I can walk past pretty yarn without […]

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Now what?

By | March 17, 2010

Last fall, I was surprised and pleased when Mona of Dye Dreams asked if I’d like to design a sock for their sock club. Choice of yarn base? Choice of nearly solid colorway? Sure, sign me up! Fast forward to Stitches West, where I had a delightful meeting with Mona and Stephanie, and walked away […]

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Tap, tap… is this thing on?

By | March 15, 2010

Well, after a series of fits and starts, here I am in blogland. Why am I blogging? Partly to practice writing. Like anything else, I hear it gets easier with practice. And with the blog I hope I’ll feel a little freer than when writing class handouts and the like, where clarity and brevity are […]

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