Archive For December, 2011


By | December 29, 2011

I’m a sucker for stitch dictionaries. That’s why I had to get this: Omas has been on my wish list for a long time. It’s in German, and I don’t read German – shoot, I can’t even pronounce the book’s title – but, as you can see above, Lacis distributes the book with an English […]

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Tooting my own horn

By | December 10, 2011

Excuse me while I toot my own horn for a moment. Charts Made Simple has made two “best of 2011” book lists. Library Journal says: Knitters who are intimidated by the shorthand found in knitting charts need look no further. This sounds like dry material, but Briar’s zeal for her topic makes this title not […]

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By | December 6, 2011

Have you seen this? And this? Stunning Escher-inspired patchwork blankets, made all the more impressive by the skillful use of textures: ribbing for feathers, seed stitch for scales, bobbles for eyes. I’ve always loved tessellations, and I’m utterly blown away by these knitted ones. This is precisely the sort of knitted inspiration that I don’t […]

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Sign-up time

By | December 2, 2011

The news is out: I get to be one of the designers in the 2012 Knit Purl Sock Club. In keeping with the theme of “Masterpieces,” each kit’s colorway and pattern will take inspiration from a famous work of art. I can’t tell you anything more than that – the specific works of art are […]

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