Category Archives: design

Two at a Time: Sleeve Caps

Well, now, happy Wednesday everyone! Here is a shot of my Georgetown— My post’s title is a bit of a misnomer . . . I don’t knit my sleeve caps at the same time, as some folks do with socks. … Continue reading

Posted in cardigan, construction, decisions, design, Georgetown, knitting, plans, sleeve, sleeve cap, sweater, tips, tricks and tips | 5 Comments

Designer Dialogues: Laura Dear

Hello everyone and happy weekend! You made it! As many of you know, I recently knit up the Manning Park Hat and then, quickly on its heels as a test-knit, the Blackberries and Cream Hat. Both designs come from Laura … Continue reading

Posted in community, design, designer, interview, knitting, Manning Park Hat, patterns | 11 Comments

“Swimming in Yarn”

My dear friend and excellent illustrator, Amy Cartwright, has just listed a new design in her shop this week (squee!!) and it’s yarn related! She calls this one “Swimming in Yarn”–appropriate, eh? You can check out all of the options … Continue reading

Posted in acquisitions, design, friends, illustration, Uncategorized, yarn, yarn room, yarn-lover | 2 Comments

Spin. Knit. Repeat.

I *finally* broke out some of my homespun! Mostly the small skeins that were bobbin leftovers–chain-ply practice, odds and ends. And I was amazed at the results. Turns out you can spin your own–pretty interesting–yarn! Inspiration for the new year … Continue reading

Posted in chain ply, color, colorway, custom yarn, design, handspun, inspiration, learning, small projects, unexpected, yarn | 2 Comments

Christmas Finale!

As you may recall, last Christmas I gave my family gift cards for knitted objects. I managed to finish my mom and Jen’s hats, my auntie’s mittens, and, yesterday, just before the year-long deadline, I finished Angie’s mittens. She requested … Continue reading

Posted in craft, design, duplicate stitch, finished objects, gift, holiday, mitten, small projects, technique, Walking Dead | 6 Comments

What to Watch?

We knitters typically like to multi-task: listening to audiobooks, watching Netflix marathons, crafting our way through (boring) meetings, even reading books while knitting (this, it seems, is a special feat); basically, you name it, we can do it *while* knitting. … Continue reading

Posted in design, history, knitters, knitting | 3 Comments

Swatching for Sweater

I have some delicious mill-spun, undyed yarn from Feederbrook Farm that I am super excited to use. I have enough for at least one, maybe two sweaters and I want to try my hand at a natural color (with a … Continue reading

Posted in color, design, fiber, gauge, knitting, swatch, sweater | 5 Comments