Colorwork, Fingerless, Gloves, Knitting, Knitting in the round, Stranded knitting, STUART method

The Elephant in the Room

For an entire year it’s been starting me in the face…every…day. I can’t miss it. It’s right there on my swatch board. A beautiful failure. A deeply flawed elephant. No, really…totally an elephant, honest. See it there – mocking me? Yeah, yeah, it looks kinda cool…from a distance. But lean in and discover the horrors… Read More The Elephant in the Room

Knitting, Swatching, Yarn Tasting

Yarn Tasting

Stop stressing…no one is ingesting any wool around here. Yarn tasting is a real thing, but it’s not, like, a literal thing. It’s a fun and useful marketing tool used by yarn stores and consumer events to allow customers to try out or “taste” a yarn before buying it. Think of being in Costco and… Read More Yarn Tasting

Knitting, Marl, Modifications, Swatching

Marvelous Marls

Knitters love yarn. That’s a given. But let’s face it…some yarns are just a snore. Even when well bred, spun, plied and knit into a perfectly respectable fabric, they can still remain lackluster and uninspired. Hang on to your shorts, because I have discovered the cure for those snoozville yarns languishing in your stash: Marling.… Read More Marvelous Marls

Design, Knitting, WIPs

All Things Considered

I’ve been wading…swimming…drowning…in new knitted-thing ideas recently. And when I have an idea…I SWATCH…and swatch and swatch and swatch. Then, unable to chose between one of the brand new shiny things or one of the already-in-progress-but-I-really-want-it things, I am paralyzed. Staring at the television. My knitting things staring right back at me. A couple nights… Read More All Things Considered