Archive For July, 2010


By | July 25, 2010

Recently I haven’t been blogging about interesting knitting projects because… well, because this is what I’ve been knitting: Oodles of I-cord. Yards and yards of I-cord. Knit by hand, because I don’t have a knitting mill that lets you crank out the I-cord by the mile. And when I asked my knitting buddies if anyone […]

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By | July 23, 2010

It’s official: this September I get to teach at Tempe Yarn and Fiber. I’m looking forward to it—I’ve heard all kinds of good things about the shop. The weekend of September 23-25 will feature Bind-off Bonanza, Chart Reading, and Chart Writing, which I’ve been teaching a fair bit lately. And I get to dust off […]

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Too much

By | July 22, 2010

You know you spend too much time thinking about knitting when you try out a new dental floss, and it shreds… …and the first thought that runs through your head is, “Must’ve been loosely plied.”

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That depends

By | July 15, 2010

Another bit of early feedback on Charts Made Simple questioned how mosaic charts are drawn: If the mosaic is worked on a base of garter stitch, should the chart squares have a bar or some other sort of “purl” designation, to indicate the garter ridges? In other words, does stockinette mosaic use different symbols than […]

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Color and texture

By | July 14, 2010

In the past few weeks, I’ve sent an early draft of Charts Made Simple to a few knitters, and asked for feedback: Does the book cover what it should? And does it do so in a friendly, encouraging way? Some of the responses have been fascinating. (And some scary, like the one noting the utter […]

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A quick fix

By | July 3, 2010

I’m a sucker for completing projects, for crossing items off my to-do list. Making progress isn’t enough: I need to finish projects on a regular basis, or I get as antsy as a junkie going through withdrawal. So, in need of a quick fix, I turned to my UFO pile. Sad to say, I found […]

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