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[Note: if you tried to click the link to the class and got an error, please try again. I've fixed the problem. Sorry for any inconvenience!] A long long, time ago… [oops, I almost just launched into the first verse of American Pie!] I was given the opportunity to take Stefanie Japel‘s Knit Lab: Fit [...]continue reading "Fit Your Knits"
Sometimes, when you’re in the middle of a long-term project, you just feel the need to cross a finish line. Any finish line. This was me last week. I love working on the blanket, but man, I’ve been doing the same thing since January! I needed a little break. Good thing I have a few [...]continue reading "Finish line"
When Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark asked me to be a part of the blog tour for her Craftsy class, “The Seamless Artemisia Sweater,” I was happy to say yes. As you’ve undoubtedly heard me say before, I love Craftsy classes, and this particular class looked like it had the potential to teach me a few things. As [...]continue reading "The Seamless Artemisia Sweater"
So the snow storm came last night, but didn’t treat us too badly here in our little corner of New Jersey. I’d say we didn’t get any more than 10 inches. And I didn’t hear much in the way of wind, either. Whew. You know how I feel about wind. Still, even though we were [...]continue reading "Last night it snowed. Today it yarned."
I wasn’t planning on reviewing these books this week. St. Martin’s Press sent them to me, and they’d been sitting unopened on the coffee table for several days while I went about my business. Still, I did eventually curl up with 75 Floral Blocks to Knit and The Very Easy Guide to Fair Isle Knitting, [...]continue reading "Knitting in color"
Ok, loom-knitters, as promised, I have a little something extra special for you today. Not only am I going to share the loom version of the simple ribbed earwarmer from this collection with you, but I’m going to explain to you how I convert a needle-knit pattern to a loom-knit pattern. And there will be [...]continue reading "How to translate a needle knit pattern for a loom"
I am always so excited when I can finally unveil a new pattern that I’ve been working on, and this is no exception. I came up with this idea and made the first prototype when I was supposed to be getting my house ready for Christmas company. So, it’s been a while in the making. [...]continue reading "The headband pattern is here!"
I’m nearly finished with my new pattern, tentatively entitled “Three Cable Headband.” You probably won’t be surprised to learn it’s a pattern for a headband that has three cables. Yeah, I’m creative like that with my titles. I’ve also toyed with “Three Cable Earwarmer,” but I think I am partial to “Headband.” Maybe. Decisions, [...]continue reading "Sneak peek and a request"
I’ve come to the conclusion that January is always “Lisa Knits a New Hat Month”: Rose Hill Hat (knitting loom edition) Fiesta Hat (also on the loom) Turn a Square Irish Hiking Hat I think, most likely, if I were satisfied with any one of these hats, the others probably would not exist. It’s just, [...]continue reading "Hat-for-Me Month!"
I know I should save this post for after Christmas, and after the gifts have been safely distributed, but darn it, I need a little cheer right about now, after a weekend of thinking about terrible, terrible things that continue to linger in my mind. These four coordinating vests for four cousins do cheer me up [...]continue reading "Cousinly Vests"