Category Archives: Inspiration

Line by line

I’m inching along on my Classic Lines Cardigan, and I’m amazed to see how much progress I’ve made just by knitting in meetings at work and the occasional car trip. (Alice has discovered that her hands can GRAB things, so anything in my hands or on my person at home is not safe!) On the right is how the cardigan looked a couple weeks ago, as modeled by my new dress dummy. (I think ...

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What to knit for Knit in Public day?

I’m moving in a few weeks, and started packing – of course, the most accessible thing to pack was my yarn! The yarn is calling to me from its cardboard confinement! And my yarn shelves are bare. (Yes, my craft room is hot pink) So what to do for knit in public day? I know that moving is about the most super-busy time ever, so I figured I was probably safe ...

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I finished my Hot Water Bottle Cover!

We had lovely sunny days over the long weekend but the evening were cool enough for me to enjoy my hot water bottle. I will have the pattern up in the next day or two. It knit up so quickly with City Tweed Heavy Worsted. I used Jacquard. <

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Sheldon + free patterns= :)

I don’t think it’s a big secret that Sheldon is my favorite turtle ever. Obviously, I’m not the only one who is enamored with the little guy, our kits for his career outfits and animal costumes sold out much faster than we’d anticipated! To keep up with the demand, we’ve now released all 9 of the patterns for Sheldon’s costumes as free downloads. You can easily access all 9 here, or ...

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I’ve fallen in love with Sock Innovation by Cookie A.

I had a lovely chat with Cookie that will be my podcast on April 29th. To prepare for the interview I carefully read through Sock Innovation and it is such a fantastic contribution to the knitting world. Just looking at the photos of Cookie’s intricate socks can be intimidating. I know because that was exactly my reaction. “Why in the world would I knit socks with that much textural detail?” Well, I read Cookie’s book and did a complete 180! Then I ...

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Cookie A’s new sock book is here!

I don’t normally announce new books in a blog post, but this one is special. We’ve been anticipating Cookie A.’s new sock book for several months now, and once we knew it had shipped to us from Interweave’s warehouse, we were watching the truck’s progress every day. And, there were wings on that truck! The books just arrived! Cookie is well-known for her fascinatingly constructed socks – they’re works of art, architecture and a marvel of ...

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Sneak Peak – New Spring Yarn

It’s that time of year again! We have some great new cotton and lace yarn coming in for Spring 2010. Diedre handles all of our yarn orders, and she places a separate order for an early air shipment of samples so we don’t have to wait until the container of yarn arrives by boat. This system lets us keep the shipping costs for the bulk of the yarn low, but we get to use the samples ahead of time for ...

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There is only one blog that scares me!

I use Bloglines to organize and follow blogs that I find interesting. No one’s life is simple which means blogs don’t always fall into neat categories. But, I think I do a pretty good job. Of course, there are the ‘Knitting Blogs“ Some of my favorites include… Passing Down Crazy Wendy Knits Green Woman Comes Knocking or Mary Scott Huff I have another Bloglines Folder titled “Photographically Interesting“. These are blogs that are inspirational to me ...

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Roxy Lady!

I must admit, there’s something about foxes that I think is totally adorable. I think of them as ‘puppy kittens’. Just too cute! So, when we were all throwing ideas back and forth about what would make a cute stuffed animal, it just had to be a fox! When I went to swatch to get gauge for Roxy Fox, I couldn’t stop. I ended up with most of Roxy and both her pups. What I love about these ...

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Finally! a completed Project, well almost….

I love to knit… the only problem is time… it escapes me… the older I get the faster it goes!!! but finally I get to say I finished a knitted project! How exciting and satisfying it is to be able to say that… Earlier this fall, I was looking through an Interweave magazine and spotted the Every Way Wrap… it was gorgeous and I wanted it! I looked through my stash and found a considerable amount of Mainline ...

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