Cool Cast Ons

Posted by on Apr 18, 2013 in Blog Fun, Knitting, tutorial | 2 comments

I’ve been knitting up some carzy for my kids which I hope to be able to share with you soon (I have to wait for approval) but in the meantime, I collected a few nifty cast-ons I wish I’d had to start Jane’s Ubiquitous Shawl with! I think it would have helped. Disappearing Cast-on-from-Middle Pinhole Cast on Emily Ocker’s Circular Cast on   Do you have some weird faves? Link in the...

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A Missing Piece

Posted by on Apr 7, 2013 in Blog Fun, freebies, tutorial |

Guide to Common Home Laundering & Drycleaning Symbols. I swear to you, I need this key ALL the time. I thought I’d share it with you, too. All of my yarn labels have the little codes on them and I can never remember precisely what’s what. So. Enjoy!

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New Pattern: Finnish Coffee Cozy

Posted by on Feb 22, 2013 in Blog Fun, Knitting, patterns, tutorial |

Actually, I drink more tea these days, but a tea cozy is a totally different thing. This puppy fits a cup from that place that’s named after a character from Moby Dick but has an odd-looking green mermaid as it’s logo (ahem, which lets those of you who hate the place overlook that I’m using their cups as units of measure). This little pattern is part of my plaited cast-on class, but there is enough information in here for you...

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New Pattern! HexaFlexing Fun

Posted by on Oct 18, 2012 in Knitting, patterns, tutorial, Web Fun | 4 comments

Well, I’m not releasing a new podcast—though I’m prepping Jane Eyre RIGHT NOW—so instead I’m releassing a new pattern! My husband recently sent me links to the three videos I’ve loaded below. He said “for the boys” in his email but, seriously, how could I not attack these? I did a quick “knitted flexagon” web search and found that no one had yet made a pattern for this (though you can find...

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Lucy Neatby—Collection One

Posted by on Aug 7, 2012 in Blog Fun, Classes, designs, freebies, Knitting, Podcast, tutorial, Web Fun | 3 comments

SQUEEEEEE! Right before I left on vacation I had a FABULOUS phone call/CraftLit interview* with Sally Holt (she of the genius KnitCompanion ® app) and Lucy Neatby (she of knitting genius)—and then I had to shut up about it. It almost killed me. But now the secret is out and I can share this joyous news with you! I’m giddy with excitement and I’m here to tell you that after you take a look at the Lucy Neatby—Collection One app, you...

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Hunger Games Sox for You!

Posted by on Mar 22, 2012 in Blog Fun, Knitting, patterns, Sock Knitting, tutorial |

I have a new pattern for you—one that induced my husband to start calling me a Yarngineer. Life or Death socks for Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games series. In honor of the opening of the film, I wanted to design a pair of socks I thought would be worthy of Katniss—and able to stand up to the solid beating I imagine that young (hunted) hunter would give to her socks as she ran for her life. * * * Below please find specs I...

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