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The knitting is complete, so today we’ll wrap things up by talking about finishing: weaving in ends, sewing on buttons, blocking, etc.continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: finishing up!"
Woo hoo! After this sleeve, the knitting is completely finished!continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: the other sleeve"
Today, we’ll do one last increase row, and then embark on what may be the most boring part of the whole project. Sounds like fun, right?continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: Underarm increases and more of the body"
At this point you should be finished with the yoke and ready to take the sleeve stitches off of the needle. We’ll do that this week, as well as begin the first two inches of the body.continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: Separating sleeves and starting the body"
This week we finish the yoke, and for those knitting a cap sleeve variation, I show you how to set up your stitches in preparation for binding off the sleeves.continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: Yoke part 2"
Time to start knitting the Everyday Cardigan! This week, we’ll be casting on, knitting the seed stitch collar, doing some stockinette rows, and some ribbing rows.continue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: Yoke part 1"
This week in our Everyday Cardigan KAL, it’s all about preparation: taking measurements, choosing a size, and making a gauge swatchcontinue reading "Everyday Cardigan KAL: Getting Started"
Sometimes a technique doesn’t go as planned. And sometimes you press on anyway, and end up with something different but better! Here’s how I made my green rustic buttons.continue reading "How to make rustic buttons even when it all goes horribly wrong"
I thought I’d share a few of my photo-processing tricks. You don’t necessarily need Photoshop to achieve these effects, although that is what I used for these examples. I also often use the editing tools within Picasa, or the Snapseed app on my tablet.continue reading "3 ways to improve your photos"
The idea of turning tea towels into an apron kept me awake one night last week. (Exciting life I lead, eh?) Here’s how that insomniac idea turned out.continue reading "Fun with tea towels"