The featured image on this post is a knit art installation by Ivano Vitali. Pieces are knitted of recycled newspaper. The Pride Blanket Project – SF MEN KNIT Our men’s knitting group made a Pride Blanket in honor of San Francisco Pride. The blanket was built of indidual squares, each knitted by men in the … More Swatch, Block, Rinse and Repeat
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!
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…