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I started a tutorial a couple of weeks ago but due to some technical difficulties with my blog host and elapsed time, I've put it all together in one post for you. Using a stitch dictionary and especially one that... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at knit and tonic
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One thing I love about stitch dictionaries is that you can take a stitch pattern and use it as inspiration for adding it to an otherwise plain garment or to use the stitch pattern as an allover motif on something... Continue reading
Posted May 31, 2014 at knit and tonic
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The day has come. Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary is officially released! I am so excited. One thing that I discovered when I talked to people about this book is that, for some, it took a few moments for the... Continue reading
Posted May 20, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Thanks for all your support for Fancy Nancy's De-Stash. I spoke to her yesterday and she is overwhelmed that I have been able to send her yarn to people who will knit or crochet (or yarn bomb) with it. I... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Here is the third installment of the Fancy Nancy Destash. Not everything has sold, so scroll to other destash posts to see what is still available. As a reminder, this is how it works: I will post pictures with a... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at knit and tonic
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The De-stash continues! The lots of yarn are moving even more quickly than I thought. For details on how the Fancy Nancy De-stash works, see this post. You might also browse through it to see if there is any yarn... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at knit and tonic
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There is a TON of yarn that needs to go. Most of it is discontinued so you may come upon some yarn that you wish you had bought. I am going to post the de-stash in bits and pieces to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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How you look from behind? I never wondered how I looked from behind. I don't know if this is a good thing or a bad thing. I noticed when HWWV took this picture that I have a cow lick on... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Things that I have been doing/done in the last two weeks: I took Lisa Congdon's class at Creativebug focusing on line drawing. I'm a drawing fool. I highly recommend taking her four-week class. If you subscribe to Creativebug (I think... Continue reading
Posted Apr 15, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Rest in peace. You were the best dog ever. Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Every once in a while, you happen upon a project or pattern or design and something about it just speaks to you. It might have something to do with how much fun it was to knit, or it might be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Just to break up the monotony of knitting a tiny sweater for a 4-lb country singer of a dog, I thought I'd post a picture of a new pattern that you all know about but hasn't, until now, been photographed... Continue reading
Posted Feb 24, 2014 at knit and tonic
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As you've seen in Part 1 of the series, LoL-Retta Gets a New Sweater, cutting a color-work tube with a steek is completely and totally drama free. You'll note that Chuck didn't budge when the scissors went through the steek,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I was sitting there stitching balls with a buddy of mine a couple weeks ago and we started talking knitting. I said Loretta was one dog who really needs a sweater now and then and that I thought a new... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2014 at knit and tonic
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I think knitters are the ones who invented the selfie. Thank goodness no one knows. I tell you what: It's impossible to take a picture of a newly knit hat when you're alone and without a remote. I have a... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2014 at knit and tonic
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Well, I haven't actually been on my butt--in the sense of being on one's butt that is. Because, unless you have one of those desks you stand at or walk under (treadmill, ha ha), one has to sort of be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2014 at knit and tonic
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When my grandmother was not as old as she is now (she's nearly 100), but when she was probably a little older than I am, perhaps in her early 60's, she'd forget something and I'd remind her of whatever and... Continue reading
Posted Jan 28, 2014 at knit and tonic
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A few months ago, Sundara from Sundara Yarn wrote me and asked me if I would like to use her yarn in a design of my own. She sent me this gorgeous cashmere and silk blend in a new color... Continue reading
Posted Jan 7, 2014 at knit and tonic
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You know how it is when a song is in your head. It makes it worse when you can't recall the lyrics in total. But your brain hums it as you go through your day and at some point you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2014 at knit and tonic
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What We Did for Christmas: An Essay the Old Fashioned Middle-School Way. Christmas comes one time each year. Each year at Christmas, we go to Colorado and hope for snow. The last three years, we had some snow. This year... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2013 at knit and tonic
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Lately, I've had the urge to work stranded colorwork. I usually don't like doing it because I find it a bit fiddly. But since I knit continentally and I also know how to throw, I thought I'd give it a... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2013 at knit and tonic
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If ever there was a name of yarn that I can glomb onto. I have heard of people tipping cows over. Is that a thing? I was born in Minnesota but grew up mostly in Texas and California where you... Continue reading
Posted Dec 15, 2013 at knit and tonic
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So this is what happens when you just allow yourself to knit without a plan. I'm usually so caught up with: Will it work? Can I make a pattern? Will people want to wear this? Will people want to knit... Continue reading
Posted Dec 8, 2013 at knit and tonic
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Ever since this book, Paper Play by Lydia Cook, arrived at our house a few weeks ago, Girlfriend has been bugging me. She's been wanting to take a pair of scissors to this book, to color in it, and to... Continue reading
Posted Dec 4, 2013 at knit and tonic
Hope everyone is happy and enjoying the beginning of the Winter Holiday Season! To celebrate, all my HAT patterns will be 50% off from November 28th through December 3rd. Just click on the pattern links at the left to purchase.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 27, 2013 at knit and tonic