Hunter Has Done It Again… Curly Style

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 in Artsy Things, designs, Knitting, review, Shawls |

Pre-orders are OPEN today! Right now! On Hunter’s new adventure—a Curly one! Go here: Head on over and order in an orderly pre-fashion (now that an hour and 19 minutes of stampede is over and the server has bounced back from it’s overwhelmed crash — could have been the goody bags for the first 250 folks who bought the paper copy (there still might be a few left if eveyrone else went digital… worth a...

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Some Useful Bits for You • WIP Wed

Posted by on Dec 11, 2013 in Blog Fun, General Ranting, Knitting, patterns, Shawls, WIP Wednesday |

Quick Knits for Holiday Gifts—and my WIP Wednesday! I found two patterns for you that are knitting up fast and happy. Hogwarts Express Shawl I love this and actually found it from Tami Amis’ WIP Wed post a few weeks ago. It knit up super fast. I was even able to knit the rows at a movie without any problem. And it really and truly DOES NOT require blocking! I made it in a light worsted on US10 needles and couldn’t be happier. More...

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WIP Wednesdays

Posted by on May 15, 2013 in Blog Fun, Knitting, Shawls |

I’m always knitting. I should post more. Therefore, WIP Wednesdays! To learn more about the meme, visit Tami Amis’ blog post describing the gig.   This week, I’m working on a simple shawl pattern I found at MDSW. It was my birthday present from my DH and is that kind of lightweight summer shawlette that’s perfect when you live in a land of heavy air conditioning (NoVa). It’s called Surf Escapades by Jacqueline...

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Embarrassing Fact 57

Posted by on Oct 31, 2012 in Blog Fun, Defarginess, Knitting, patterns, Shawls | 2 comments

I haven’t knit all of the patterns in my first book. I meant to. I wanted to. I’d planned to. But… well… that’s a lot of patterns. I have knit a few (and am happy to report that I continue to be overwhelmed and hugely proud of the book, it’s essays, and its patterns) but I have to fess up and say that Jane’s Ubiquitous Shawl scared the bejujus out of me. I don’t know why. I designed and knit two...

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Just JUS KaL With Us

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Blog Fun, Knitting, patterns, Shawls |

What’s better than a Knit-a-Long? A Knit-a-Long where you can listen to the book the pattern is based on! That’s right! This Friday on CraftLit and Just the Books we begin Jane Eyre and how will we celebrate? By beginning the Jane’s Ubiquitous Shawl Knit-a-Long—the pattern by Erica Hernandez featured in What Would Madame Defarge Knit? (vol 1). We all know this season is—ahem—filled with craftiness, and so...

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Pattern Retrospective, part 2

Posted by on Aug 24, 2012 in Blog Fun, designs, Knitting, patterns, Shawls |

So today’s post doesn’t go back to the age of the dinosars, but it does go back to when I was teaching in New York. After our evacuation on  9/11, a few teachers and I taught a bunch of our students to knit and we donated what we made to Women in Need shelter and the Bowery Mission. Many yarn companies and publishers stepped in to support us with donations which meant the world to us (SoHo Publishing, Elizabeth Eakins,  and...

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