Remember the old adage “there’s safety in numbers”?
When it comes to knitting with friends – especially on a timeline – this little nugget of wisdom seems especially true.
Tell the truth: When (if?) you knit a gauge swatch, do you measure both stitch gauge and row gauge? I mean, you know stitch gauge matters. You know that having too many or too few stitches in a 4″ swatch means you’ll end up with a sweater that is either larger or smaller than you […]
Tell me if you know this one: You’re knitting, knitting, knitting, but notice that you keep checking in with yourself about a weird spot twenty rows ago, “Can I live with this mistake?” Or maybe you’re having doubts about the project. Or have a sinking feeling about the size or the yarn or the pattern, […]
I can’t imagine who I’d be if I weren’t a maker. Granted, I think I’m naturally inclined (and I believe most of us are, in one way or another), so if things had happened differently I might just be a different kind of maker. Maybe a chef. Most of my friends are makers. My home […]
We’ve all been there. You’ve knit and knit and knit, and eventually (finally!) have a sweater to show for it. But, wait… Damn it. There’s a problem. What makes good sweaters go wrong? Not to harp on the point (I know I say this a lot), but one of the quickest ways to ruin a […]
You can knit a “time gauge swatch” for your project to get an estimate of how long it will take you – in actual knitting time – to complete it.
Have you ever found a pattern you really wanted to make, but when you looked at the description you realized it required an unfamiliar technique… so you didn’t go for it?
Can you relate to any of these? Do you ever avoid a project because of a technique you’re unsure about? Do you ever let a WIP linger in fiber purgatory for far too long because you can’t decide whether or not to frog it? Do you struggle with stash organization? Do you ever avoid finishing […]
Sweater knitters, pull up a chair and prepare to hear a familiar tale. My vision for this design was long sleeves. It’s how I imagined it from day one. The design process is a little hard to explain, because – for me – it evolves as the design takes form. But sometimes there’s one element […]
This is a public service announcement: There is yarn in my house. Not just yarn, but visible yarn. It’s where people can see it if they drop by unannounced. Even when I know they’re coming, it might still be there when they arrive because I’m actively using it. Why put it away when I’m going […]