Monthly Archives: September 2015

Fair-Isle the Easy Way

Been wiping out the WIP: self-striping socks thee past couple of days and I’m happy to report that this whole Regia yarn thing seems to be working! The only question now is which sock pattern(s) to rely on and whether … Continue reading

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Fiber Focus: CJ Fibers

This week, I corresponded with Cheri Jacobson of CJ Fibers. Her beautifully dyed, low micron braids and how-to dyeing videos have been making quite a splash in the Facebook community and I am so happy she agreed to a feature and an … Continue reading

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Christmas in . . . September?

During the last holiday season, I knit some presses for my family and friends . . . but I also decided to simply ask what each of them would like. It was a fun gift to give and it’s left … Continue reading

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Self-Striping Socks

After finishing the blanket (pictures to come!), I find myself drawn to the smaller projects: mittens, hats, and, of course, some socks. You know, something that will be finished before 5 months or a year goes by . . . … Continue reading

Posted in knitting, Regia, self-striping, socks, Susan B. Anderson, techniques | 6 Comments

Someone Else’s Knits

Last night, I had to attend an event. It was the kind of event you want to avoid while still being present (complicated, yes, I know). So, I did very little planning for it or thinking about it (aside from … Continue reading

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5 Stages of Knitter’s Grief: A Meditation in Imperfection

My Love Tangle blanket is about 18 rows from being an FO. I pulled it our for my friends about a week ago and they marveled at the design and the fact that there were no errors–‘it’s perfect’ they exclaimed. … Continue reading

Posted in fix, FO, inspiration, knitting, technique, WIP | 13 Comments

Natural Dye Day: C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild

  Last weekend, the C-U Spinners and Weavers Guild hosted a natural dye day at Forest Glen Preserve. (You can find the guild on FB too). The weather was perfect: a little sunny, a little cloudy, crisp with autumn in the … Continue reading

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Indie Dyer Feature: Somer Snider of Dancing Skies Fiber Art

I am so psyched to feature indy dyer Somer Snider of Dancing Skies Fiber Art this weekend. Somer and I began corresponding a few weeks back and I have known her for a while through the Spin a Pound, Get … Continue reading

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Fractal Spin

Well, folks, I’ve joined the ranks of the fractal spinners–popular as it may be. I had some lovely super wash merino (from Nest Fibers) and I followed Felicia Lo’s advice and poof: a skein of lovely yarn was born. You can … Continue reading

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New KnitTech: The BlueTooth Enabled Hat

Guest post by Spencer: Though knitting may seem like stone age behavior to some, or at least a throwback to the mellowness of pre-industrial times, I’m constantly reminded of how high-tech knitting has long been. The Chief Knitter and I … Continue reading

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