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So, I'm going to the Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool festival for book signings in October. Yes, Rhinebeck. For those of you not-yet-annointed (that would be me as well), it is a sheep and wool festival held north of New York... Continue reading
Posted Aug 28, 2016 at knit and tonic
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I gotta admit, after finishing The All Around Stitch Dictionary, I was knitted out. Completely and utterly knitted out. I was so knitted out, that all I knit were socks and little squares. I knit, like, 200 or more squares... Continue reading
Posted Aug 12, 2016 at knit and tonic
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I'm thrilled to announce the release of my new book The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary! Like the companion volume, The Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary that was released in 2014, it contains 150 base stitch patterns which I present... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2016 at knit and tonic
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Yeah, I've made quilts and afghans before. A whole load of them. I crocheted a baby blanket for a friend but I think I didn't really know how to add new yarn or sew in ends in those days. All... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2016 at knit and tonic
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To me, traveling has always been rife with the unknown, but in a bad way. There was once a multi-week trip to Mexico on a Mexican train when I was about 10. Let’s just say, it was the trip from... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2016 at knit and tonic
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Knitting square after square--I think you pretty much know that's all I've been up to lately--has made me realize that the act of knitting, a mundane activity on the surface, has a lot more to it. Wait: Maybe I should... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2016 at knit and tonic
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Yesterday, we went to the local surf shop because Girlfriend needed new bushings for her skateboard. When we were there, she picked up a maroon knit cap, plopped it on, and asked: "Can I get this one, mom?" Without skipping... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2016 at knit and tonic
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One thing that I can tell you for sure, is that from this point on, I will be weaving in my ends as I go. Most of the time--especially with garments--I never ever weave in as I knit. Why? A... Continue reading
Posted Jan 26, 2016 at knit and tonic
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All I have wanted to knit lately are socks. Socks socks socks and only socks. I forced myself to make a couple of hats lately, but since about November all I have wanted to knit are socks. I probably knit... Continue reading
Posted Jan 13, 2016 at knit and tonic
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Picture it: One day before Thanksgiving and a potentially 20-hour round trip in a car facing me. I will be the passenger. What does any self-respecting knitter do? Pack a project or two, or three. Since I've been on a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2015 at knit and tonic
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Ever since I completed my upcoming book, The Knitting All Around Stitch Dictionary (available for preorder!), I have been in a complete and total knitting funk. And we're talking a huge funk. A funk-a-dunk. A funkity-funk-funk. And it's not like... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at knit and tonic
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I'm so happy to announce another class by me that is now available on Creativebug. This time, I show you how to make some cute pom pom socks. These make perfect gifs, the project is portable and they're super quick... Continue reading
Posted Aug 24, 2015 at knit and tonic
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Before I knit anything of substance, I sewed. My first project was a Hawaiian-print bikini out of regular cotton. It was a horrible idea, obviously, but when you're 12 and they haven't even begun to sell blow dryers at the... Continue reading
Posted Aug 6, 2015 at knit and tonic
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There are times, when I've been knitting or designing or writing about knitting that I really, really need a break. A break from knitting. I don't know about you, but I can only take so much of the stuff. It... Continue reading
Posted Jul 24, 2015 at knit and tonic
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Who doesn't love Linen Stitch? Oh Linen Stitch, how I love thee. Linen Stitch is a twofer. You know what I mean: You get two in one. First, you get knitting and B, you get weaving. Knitting and weaving, in... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2015 at knit and tonic
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Well, they're finished. the one pair of "socks" out of many pair of socks SON (that would be Still on Needles). My guess is, I finished them first because they're little, short ones. Those are the easier ones. The little,... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2015 at knit and tonic
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I took two pictures in the past few days. Awhile back, I bought two skeins of Regia Design Line by Kristen Nicholas (#3314). Each one is 50 grams. That's enough for a pair of regular socks in my size. Since... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at knit and tonic
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The idea of the pursuit of perfection in the time of Pinterest and Instagram and all that is on my mind lately. When I talk to other knitters, students and artists I want to scream that it is okay to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2015 at knit and tonic
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My grandmother Helen passed away a couple nights ago. Helen was the person who taught me to knit. Although this is not going to be a tribute to my grandmother--gosh knows I've talked about her a lot and you all... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2015 at knit and tonic
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There's nothing more satisfying than finding one great skein of yarn and with just that one skein, knitting up a cozy cowl that's fast, easily memorized and versatile. The Lucky Ribs Cable Cowl pattern is both written out and charted.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 9, 2015 at knit and tonic
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This cap. I will not fix it I will not fix it I will not fix it I will not fix it. I will not fix it. I will not fix it. I will not fix it I will not... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at knit and tonic
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Well, now that THAT's over with, I can get back to "regular" life. Seriously, first you face Halloween, then a tornado sort of begins to swirl and you end up in some sort of angsty vortex until it's New Year's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 8, 2015 at knit and tonic
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I've been sort of waiting to write a blog post. First, there was all the lead-up to Thanksgiving. By the way, every year, us "girls" take a picture in pretty much the same formation. Although it is a little strange... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2014 at knit and tonic
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That's what W. C. Fields said a long time ago. I guess, in theory, he could have been right. I mean, animals and children are unpredictable. But adults aren't half as cute and adults can be mean. So can dogs.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2014 at knit and tonic
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It's no wonder that I like Cirilia Rose's book so much. First, just look at the sweater on that cover! It's a gorgeous shade, one to which I normally gravitate. But beyond her color choices and palette, this is such... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2014 at knit and tonic
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