Monthly Archives: August 2012

On the Subject of Sweaters Part 2: Style, Construction, and Fit

This post is Part 2 in a series of weekly posts I’ll be doing on the process of sweater knitting: not exactly the nitty gritty details and techniques, but the opportunities and decisions you may encounter on the way to getting a knitted sweater that works for you. Construction Because this is the 21st Century, […]

On the Subject of Sweaters (Addendum): Browsing for Patterns

As an addendum to yesterday’s post on choosing what sweater pattern(s) you’d like to knit for yourself, I wanted to take a moment to point out some very nice ways that the knitting internet has already made this easier for us. It’s possible that you already know the things I’m about to point out, but […]

On the Subject of Sweaters Part 1: Choosing a Pattern

This post is Part 1 in a series of weekly posts I’ll be doing on the process of sweater knitting: not exactly the nitty gritty details and techniques, but the opportunities and decisions you may encounter on the way to getting a knitted sweater that works for you. The Challenge of Choice In my mind, […]

Briefly on a Monday

Another Monday is upon us, and despite all the sudden back-to-school whiffs of fall in the air, despite my strong leanings towards casting on approximately thirty seven cabled sweaters, man we still have ten days left in August. TEN DAYS. I shall cling to them before the fall frenzy is upon us. And this Monday […]

Pattern Giveaway: The Stella Collection

Before the weekend is upon us, dear knitters, I have another giveaway for you this week! Tanis and Julie over at Tanis Fiber Arts have designed a set of four shawls and lace accessories for summer or light accessory occasions, all using different Tanis Fiber Arts yarns. They are all one-skein or two-skein projects and […]

On the subject of sweaters

This is the introductory post for my 6-part post series on the process of knitting a sweater. Scroll down to the end of the post to find links to all of the individual posts.  Because fall is quickly approaching – and with it, sweater knitting season – I’ve been doing a bit of thought behind […]

What’s the knitterly version of a hat tip

I spent the last couple of days in the company of Peterborough knitters, knitting and generally hanging out and being relaxed, which was quite nice. The fine knitters at Needles in the Hay have been doing a knitalong for my Lakeshore shawl pattern, all using Tanis Fiber Arts silk. I was just tickled that they […]

New week, new knitting

After such an awesome response on my book review/giveaway post, I’m sorry I only have one copy of the book to give away! But it is indeed a useful little book and I enjoyed hearing from you about cast-ons and bind-offs. Like many of you, I use the long-tail cast-on (thumb method) quite a bit, […]

Book Review and Giveaway: Cast On Bind Off

Just last week I was waxing on about the benefits of a well-stocked knitting library, including fabulous reference books, and lo and behold earlier this week a few new things arrived in my book review mailbox. I’m trying very hard not to just hang onto every single book I receive – which can be a […]

Sticking to the deal

I’ve been doing enough designing and deadline work over the last year or so that I’ve started to develop a couple of rules for myself about managing it. It’s consuming work sometimes, and the sort that easily overruns any sense of weekday vs weekend, daytime vs evening sort of boundaries, so I’m gradually realizing that […]

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