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
Sorry folks… it’s been a LONG time since I’ve posted. My apologies. It’s not that I haven’t thought of posts, and have quite a few in various stages of draft. But January-September is my ‘busy’ period at my day job and by the time I get home from the office, my brain is fried and … More Carry on and Make it Work
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!
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