Monthly Archives: March 2012

Cables & Hints for New Knitters

Much of today I spent knitting Thor’s vest. As you can see, the cable looks beautiful. . I tend to get a little obsessive when I knit complicated cable patterns and am loathe to put the piece down. I love … Continue reading

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Thor’s Vest & Penultimate

Last night I started Thor’s vest – the one I’m designing to use my stash of Chelsea Silk. Earlier this week I had sketched it out on paper (my usual approach) and did my calculations. Tonight I wanted to redo … Continue reading

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Apple & Fiber

Hmmm.  My grandfather always told me, “If you’re going to do anything, do it right or don’t do it at all.”  I’ve tried to live by that advice. This is why I signed up for a series of classes at … Continue reading

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Cables

I was raised in a family of Norwegian knitters who knit constantly, and I’ve been knitting since I was five years old. That said, I never fail to be impressed by the creativity of other knitters. I especially admire those who … Continue reading

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Knitting is Like Baseball (or Baseball is Like Knitting)

In an earlier post I wondered why people who love playing Guitar Hero (which I mistakenly called Garageband) just don’t learn to play real instruments?  I asked Thor (himself an accomplished musician and composer), and he thinks it’s because learning … Continue reading

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Tips for New Knitters

I mentioned in the earlier post that over the years I have taught many people how to knit.  Here are some tips that I amassed over the years that may be useful to the new knitter and those who help … Continue reading

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“I wish I could do that.”

So often when I knit, complete strangers walk up to me and (after asking what it is I’m doing), say, “I wish I could do that.”  I’m always surprised that so many people “wish” they could knit (substitute any other … Continue reading

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