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Month: November 2014

Do You Project Bag?

Do You Project Bag?

Until recently, when I started listening to knitting podcasts and following knitters on Instagram, I didn’t realize that project bags for knitting were such a THING. When I was teaching knitting, I used a knitting bag, but it had a little bit of everything – […]

Yarn Stash Organization

Yarn Stash Organization

It’s a good idea to go through your stash periodically to remind yourself what you have, check for damage, and just wallow in the goodness. For many people, this is something they do around January 1 or as part of spring cleaning. For me, the […]

Inspiration Comes from the Weirdest Places

Inspiration Comes from the Weirdest Places

The inspiration to knit or even design your own piece can come from a variety of places: a scarf you see a friend wearing, a sweater for sale in an expensive store, art, nature, or, commonly, someone else’s Ravelry notebook. My latest inspiration? I want to dress my husband and son like Walter from Muppets Most Wanted.

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I’ve already saved off an adult men’s shawl-collared cardigan advanced search in Ravelry. Then I realized I already knit my son a sweater very like one of Walter’s, the Fisherman’s Pullover by Lee Gant, two years ago. Somebody help me.

FO: Welcome to the Flock

FO: Welcome to the Flock

I recently finished Welcome to the Flock, an adorable baby cardigan by Julia Farwell-Clay. I saw a finished version in green in the Ravelry notebook¬†of one of my friends and instantly fell in love. The pattern, available for download from Ravelry here, includes a matching […]

LYS Review: Second Story Knits, Bethesda, MD

LYS Review: Second Story Knits, Bethesda, MD

Yet another knitting store that has been right under my nose (so to speak), yet I’ve never visited. Second Story Knits is in Bethesda, Maryland, and I made a trip there on Columbus Day, October 13, 2014. Turns out it’s been there about 30 years, […]