Archive For May, 2012

Playing around

By | May 29, 2012

Lately, I haven’t been able to commit to any long-term projects. Shoot, I haven’t been able to commit to anything bigger than a swatch. But that’s okay. I like swatching. Case in point: along with a number of my fellow Stitches teachers, I volunteered to create swatches for the Great Wall of Yarn at next […]

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By | May 11, 2012

Blocking is such an awesome thing, isn’t it? It can take a ruffled mess like this: And turn it into this: The lace opens up, the peak at the center top disappears, and the ruffled edges turn into smooth scallops. One long blocking wire took care of the top edge, but the scallops required pins. […]

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Myths and fabrications

By | May 1, 2012

Tomorrow I get to give a presentation to the Seattle Knitters Guild, and I’m really looking forward to it – but that’s a recent development. For months, I had been dreading the event. The idea of public speaking didn’t bother me – after all, I teach for a living — but the possibility that I […]

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