Archive For July, 2011

Once and for all

By | July 27, 2011

Some of you may recall that, years ago, Threads magazine used to include articles on knitting and other fiber crafts in addition to sewing. Fabulous articles, really. Full of inspiration and useful how-to info. My heart sank when Threads decided to focus on sewing only. I mean, Threads is still an awesome magazine, and I […]

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Experimental sock

By | July 18, 2011

Remember the toe I mentioned in my last post? The one with the kfb increases? It’s turned into a sock: For the most part, it’s just a plain vanilla sock. The only decorative elements are narrow columns of seed stitch, just two stitches wide, added more to keep me from falling asleep while knitting than […]

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Toe #4

By | July 14, 2011

This past week I’ve been on a sock-knitting kick. This is a good thing: with Sock Summit right around the corner, it’s high time to be in a sock-knitting mood. It all started with a stitch pattern that demanded to be in a sock worked from the toe up. (Sorry, can’t show details; it’s a […]

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Is it a bag, or …?

By | July 5, 2011

Nadine, you were right: Full o’ Sheep felts up funny. Despite being a smooth yarn, it produces a surprisingly bumpy felted fabric, as if the yarn were a bouclé. The effect is slightly more pronounced with the yellow yarn—maybe because it was bleached before being dyed, and this affected its ability to felt? This isn’t […]

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By | July 1, 2011

What do you mean it’s July? Where did June go? Oh, yeah. First there was TNNA, where Sandra McIver’s knit, Swirl! was the hit of the show floor. Then, right on its heels, Knitters Connection. Whew! First time I taught eight classes in the span of four days. No wonder I was exhausted when I […]

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