I knew opening up to questions would likely bring up some good ones. Here’s one from Peter in TX: “I’m currently knitting my first piece of clothing, a sweater vest (as I didn’t want to have to deal with sleeves). I assume I block the front and back separately before I sew it all together. … More Seaming a Sweater Vest
Happy New Year everyone! While I’m very much a home-body and am staying in (yes, I do have a bottle of Veuve Clicquot to ring in the New Year), I hope those who are out and about remain safe and warm as you celebrate. I thought that with this post I’d like to do something … More New Beginnings
I’ve been a bit quiet lately. I’ve been busy writing a History of Knitting paper, knitting a Fair-Isle Vest, and several pairs of socks. And why the cryptic title? As we move through the Winter Solstice, and various and sundry secular and religious holidays, the earth is literally turning from darkest night and into the … More And the earth turns toward light
What a week! Super busy at work, little time left for knitting. I did manage to knit a few inches on a sock (I have second sock syndrome, just a bit). This is the first garment I’ve ever done from looking at a few hundred yards of stash yarn and doing a gauge swatch. I’ve … More Celebrate!
Wow, time really flies when you’re working 40-50 hours a week! I’ve missed everyone and this blog has been in my thoughts… just… you know, time got away from me. Two months since the last post, and that one was just a quickie! I haven’t ignored my knitting, though I haven’t been able to spend … More Tempus fugit!
Congratulations to Corey Stevens of Des Moines, Iowa for winning the free copy of Lars Rains’ book Modern Lopi: One! Corey, check your Ravelry account for your prize. Stay tuned for another blog post coming very soon! Until then, keep knitting!
Sorry it’s been a bit since I last posted. Busy period at work… a 40+ hour work week leaves less time for knitting and writing. Now, yes, this is “Confessions of a Male Knitter.” But today I don’t really have any confessions to make, except perhaps that I didn’t knit a stitch the past 4 … More Designer Spotlight: Lars Rains
So, for this week’s installment, we’ll continue on with our Gauge Swatch. I hope you had a chance to do a sample for needle size and gauge as we discussed last week. Now, if you’re doing just a scarf or something that doesn’t require adhering to a specific size, then your gauge really is a … More Size Matters
It’s been a few days since we stepped into the confessional and now it’s time to do our penance. I hope you won’t consider swatching as “penance” after our little mini-series on gauge swatching, but I won’t judge if you don’t! And before you ask, by “G-Spot” I really do mean GAUGE. We’re going to explore … More The G-Spot
Here’s our first trip to the confessional. Let me spill a dirty little secret that, let’s face it, we’ve ALL done at some point or other as knitters. A step in the process that we tend to gloss over, ignore or downright throw a temper-tantrum over. What is it, you ask? GAUGE SWATCHING. That’s right, … More Bless me Father, for I have sinned…