Monthly Archives: October 2017

  • You Have Been Forewarned: 7 Important Knitting Lessons I Just Ignored 

    Don’t tell me later that you didn’t have fair warning that I would be complaining about this lace pullover for the next decade. Because that’s exactly how long it will probably take me to knit the darn thing–A DECADE. In fact, let’s just take bets now. Leave a comment with the month and year you …

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  • Dimensional Tuck Knitting

    Okay knitters, this one’s a game changer. I promise. And I don’t make promises lightly. If there was an Oscar-equivalent award for knitting and fiber arts, Tracy Purtscher should win it this year. Hands down. Her new book, Dimensional Tuck Knitting, is nothing short of brilliant. (And, no, I am not getting paid to write this.) This …

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  • Flowers First

    Knitting is my First Priority hobby. If you’ve visited this space before, you probably already know that. Gardening is my Second Priority hobby. I am just as likely to spontaneously stop by a nursery to fill an inevitable “hole” in my garden bed and spend unbudgeted funds on, say, foxgloves as I am to visit …

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  • At Long Last: Twist Shawl Update

    This baby has been a long time coming. Persistence pays off. After my last attempt came out close-but-not-quite, I tried again. I hope I don’t jinx myself when I say: it’s perfect!!! I love my Twist Shawl pattern. It has a fond place for me. It was my first pattern that really had any momentum …

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  • The Simple Solution to Too Many Scarves and Shawls You Won’t Want to Miss

    I am fairly certain that I live under a rock. Honestly, it’s a miracle I know how to use a smart phone. I think Reed is better with Siri than I am. (He’s not quite five…). I mean, the things they’ve invented these days. I just can’t keep up. Anyway. If you’re like me and …

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