Category Archives: blanket

Episode 85: Knit Together . . . At Last!

Hey fellow fiber people! This episode is all about the Knit Together Project–complete at long last–and an invitation to get started on one for your own community. Plus, some 19th century wool industry history from Peggy Hart’s book, and a … Continue reading

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Episode 79: Craft and Protest

Hello crafter people. . . I sat down to share some ideas about craft and protest: how they might be connected and relevant to one another. And, at your request, a look at some diverse Speculative Fiction and Science Fiction … Continue reading

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Designer Dialogue: Woolly Thoughts

Happy weekending my fine fiber folk! The podcast will resume next weekend . . . right now I am up to my eyeballs in work prep and travel–I think you all know how that goes! I am very pleased to … Continue reading

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Episode 22: In the Space Between

Welcome to Episode 22!! This one is all about fitting in the fiber during those down times and being surprised by the results. I have a spin and a knit for you, a sweater in process, and some news to … Continue reading

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Knit Together Project!

I am so excited about the Knit Together Project! Instead of an ice pick, we have DPNs, and instead of videos, we have blanket squares! I can’t wait to see all of the ways that our community is knit together, … Continue reading

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T-Pins Tip

I’ve been working on my Persian Dreams Blanket (somewhat secretively), but I had to share this quick tip: if you need a lot of T-pins for blanket squares, hexis, or lacework, head over to your local office supply store! Do … Continue reading

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Stornoway Throw: Border Wrap and Turn

If you are making the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn, you are in for a real treat. The body is easy to memorize and the cables are fairly intuitive (with the exception of the Left and Right cable corners, which … Continue reading

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Cable On! And Help with Cable Corners

As I’ve mentioned a few times, my blanket-a-year project for 2016 is the Stornoway Throw by Anita Grahn. It’s a bit behind (a few other projects took precedence)  . . . but now, I’m back on track and cabling up a … Continue reading

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Blanket Update!

It’s summer and once again, I’m under wool. Maybe it’s the frigid indoor temperatures; maybe it’s my dogged determination; maybe I just have more free evenings in the summer? Whatever the reason, blanket #3 is coming along. The pattern is … Continue reading

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Summer Blankets

Summer is officially a week away! In the meantime, a new blanket is in the works. Summer + Blanket? Oxymoron? Well, yes and no: it’s been about 55-65 degrees here for the last week and so, I’ve been personally fine … Continue reading

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