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This morning, as I lay supine in the dental chair, I chatted with my hygienist about knitting. The ability to understand a dental patient mid-cleaning is some sort of hygienist superpower. I don’t know how she understood me, but she did.
While waiting for my appointment, I had been working on a pair of color work Squirrelly Mittens.
“I’ve always wanted to learn how to knit,” she said. “My mom and…
At the Minnesota Knitters Guild meeting last week I saw a knitter sitting in the front row wearing the Hitofude Cardigan. During our first break, I stopped by to congratulate her on her lovely KO. “You know what?” I told her, ” I have your cardigan on my needles right now.”
Later that night, one of the knitters shared a glorious Hitofude variation she had knit for the MN State Fair. This prompted…
Once again, it’s time to celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day, which takes place every year on September 19.
What better way to do it than with a tribute to that most piratical of knitwear patterns: arrrrgyle.
As I mentioned in me last argyle post:
Origins of argyle
I’m so into stranded color work these days. No matter what, I’ve got to have at least one stranded project on the needles.
A couple of weeks ago, I picked up a simple stranded mitten pattern on Ravelry called January Mittens. I decided this project would provide a good opportunity for me to experiment with a fibery phenomenon called yarn dominance.
A few notes about yarn dominance: When you knit…
It’s going to be 80 in southern Minnesota today. The leaves are still firmly attached to the trees and stubbornly green. But in a few weeks all of that is going to change and I’m going to be ready.
Dear blog followers,
I love having you around. You make me feel listened-to. I hope you stick around and that I can continue to entertain you. * Warning: I talk about knitting a lot. I hope that’s what you signed up for.*
I’d like to pay tribute to a random sampling of my most recent followers. Check out their blogs. You might find a new favorite.
Bridgewater Crafts: This designer recently…
During a recent visit home, Mom and I took some time to play with her new Pat Green drum carder. For those fellow fiber geeks who want to know, Mom has the hand-cranked Blender/Carder model. I don’t have anything to compare it to as it’s the only carder I’ve ever used; however, I can report that it was easy for a beginner (me) to use. The only hard part was attaching the drive band.