Do your beautiful hand-knit or crocheted shawls sit lonely on a closet shelf because you struggle with wearing and styling them? Check out my Tip Jar Tutorial on Transforming Shawl Shapes on my @Knicoleknits Under the Influence channel. Problem solved! The origin story of my first “wrapover” is here: A Point-less Wrap I’d love you hear all… Read More Revolutionizing Shawls!
I’ve been getting all philosophical about my knitting lately. Mostly what that means is I’ve been thinking about the “why” of my knitting quite a lot. I’m realizing that time is not on my side, people. Yeah, yeah, I’m only in my mid-fifties, but still, my knit-related bucket list is long…really really long. Every minute… Read More A Pointless Wrap
It was supposed to be a simple, long, stockinette/rib cardigan that would show off my oh-so-pretty New York colorway Color Adventures cashmere sock yarn. Simple. It was supposed to be simple. So, why oh why, nine months post cast on, with a half sweater worth of teeny tiny loops pulled through loops, did I find… Read More The One That Almost Wasn’t
In case you haven’t noticed, I’m a sweater knitter. Yeah yeah yeah, on occasion I dabble with shawls and cowls and socks (oh, my!), but sweaters are really my jam. Now, I’m going to admit something that the knitting industry tries to downplay (gotta sell those patterns and yarn and classes, after all), but most… Read More After-Market Modifications
I know. I’ve been AWOL for a few weeks. I has my reasons. But I know you’re going to forgive me, because a way cool thing happened on my needles while I was gone. Project monogamy for the win once more! Since my last post, I have worked on nothing but the Comfort Fade Cardi… Read More Meanwhile: This
Last year I finished 28 projects: 9 sweaters (7 from start to finish), 6 cowls, 5 hats, 3 pairs of socks, 2 shawls, 1 baby blanket, 1 toy, and 1 pair of mitts. Now it begs to be asked: what can get done in 2021? Is 21 projects a reasonable goal? The number is right… Read More 21 FOR 21?
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
Earlier this month, I went on an A-MAZING knitting adventure in northern British Columbia. 40 knitters took over an entire passenger car of a Via Rail train. We spent six delightful hours knitting, socializing, cocktailing (dang right, cocktail is a verb), gasping at the glorious scenery, and generally swooning in our knittery-immersive environment. I know…looks… Read More Fading on a Train
Since 2019 began, I’ve been a bit of a whirling dervish in the new projects department, and considering my low tolerance for disorganization, serious action was required. A week or so ago, I lost my senses and agreed to do a test knit for Tin Can Knits. As usual, the deadline is tight and I’m… Read More Project Management
Hi all, Nice to “see” you again. Busy summer – no time for posting. That’s the best I can do for excuses. Anywho…let’s move on, shall we? So, a year ago I knit this sweater (Sandy): Nice, right? The stripes turned out really cool. However, after it’s first wear, I realized that it was too… Read More The One I Couldn’t Get Right