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May 8, 2019

As the saying goes “If you don’t like the way the world is, do something about it”.  For a while now I’ve been pondering the best way to do that.

The Knit Stitch hat will be my first pattern designed to improve the lives of others. All proceeds from the Ravelry sales of...

April 24, 2019

Double Knitting is a highly specialize knitting technique. It is one of the few techniques that will create a fabric with two Right Sides and the only one that makes both sides in one row. Most of the time double Knitting is worked with just two colors; an image on one...

March 13, 2019

Stitch markers come in two basic styles. The closed stitch marker can only be used on the needle while the split-lock stitch marker can also be used within the fabric itself.  They come in all shapes and sizes, from the utilitarian plastic to the beaded and dangly. It...

January 23, 2019

I’ve been trying to think back to my inspiration for Off The Avenue. I made the prototype in 2017 during the start of my soul-searching time (written about previous posts and on the About page). It started as a wish to put lessons from my Cables Front and Back (Reversi...

December 7, 2018

Once in a while, when I am burned out on my own design work, I will knit samples for other designers. Many years ago, a mutual friend (I can’t remember which one) referred me to Faina Goberstein. Since then I’ve knit a few samples for her, emailing and shipping back an...

September 2, 2018

Football. That’s what started my knitting career. I’d just gotten engaged and moved to a new city. It was then that I learned he had a problem…a football problem. When you move to a new city, there is a period of time when you only know the one that came with you. It t...

January 25, 2017

For years, yarn companies have been developing yarns to be softer and more snuggly than the one before. Our most popular yarns have been super soft merino blended with silk, alpaca, and cashmere for added luxury. There is no doubt about it, these are wonderful, beautif...

January 10, 2017

My designs are born in various ways. In some cases, I get inspired by art, nature or even a TV show. Sometimes I see a yarn that seems to already know what it wants to become, all I have to do is make it happen.
In today’s case, I was asked to design a pattern by one o...

December 13, 2016

I have a confession to make and it will rock the knitting community. Well, not really but doubtless some of you will think I’m nuts. I have always found scarves to be a bit ridiculous. Store bought or hand-made; it doesn’t matter. When I wear a scarf it always seems to...

November 28, 2016

It's the time of year when we all start to think about giving. Baking cookies for the neighbors, knitting a hat for a friend, and donating a book or a coat to someone that would otherwise go without, are all easy ways to brighten someone else's day.
Even amid the gloom...

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