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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2014

Notes on Pantone’s Spring 2014 Color Palette vs. Available Yarn: This post is the result of an entire evening spent scouring the internet for yarn colorways which live up to Pantone’s high standards.  Granted, I did briefly get sidetracked looking at photos of Hitomi Shida’s breathtaking designs.  But I also …

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A Yarn-Bombed Life

Yarn bombing has been around for a while now. I remember first reading about it in Vogue Knitting, distinctly remember the photograph of an actual knit bomb they used to illustrate the article.  That picture exhausted my entire knowledge of ordnance in a single blow as I wondered, What the …

Book Review – No Sheep For You

Details Title: No Sheep for You: Knit happy with cotton, silk, linen, hemp, bamboo, and other delights Author: Amy R. Singer ISBN-13: 978-1-59668-012-8 (pbk.) 2007 Interweave Press Summary A guide to fibers (natural and synthetic) other than wool. Includes information on the kinds of fibers available, guidance on how to …

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Winter and Hypoallergenic Yarns

The first snow came today. It’s beautiful. Big, wet, fat fluffy flakes of the best sort – the sort which promise to melt off of the roads in a couple of hours. Flakes litter the lawn, which is still a sharp green and provides a vibrant counterpoint to November gray. …

Computer Knitted Glove using stitch meshes.  All rights remain with their owners.  Image sourced from cemyuksel.com

Computers Learn to Knit

I always watch for great knitting in the movies. Not that I see it that frequently.  But sometimes a sweater appears on the silver screen that makes me go “Oooooh!  Now why didn’t I think of that!”  and I completely lose track of the dialogue for a few moments while …

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Knot to Change the Subject . . .

When it comes to comparing knitting and crochet with weaving and knotting, it is fair to say that knitting is more similar to weaving and crochet is more similar to knotting.  A quick glance at a piece of stockinette knit fabric will reveal a weft-type structure (horizontal lines) on the …

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Knitting Ahead – Spring 2013

I Love to Knit Ahead. It’s the sense of satisfaction which really appeals to me.  The knowledge that even though a sweater may take me two weeks or three months or a couple years to finish, it is done before I need it to be. With this in mind, I …

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