Weaving in Bulky Ends

One of the reasons I love the Savory knitting group is there’s such an enormous collection of experience in one room. There always seems to be answers to any problem or questions (except when I asked, “what do you guys

Charity Knitting Gone too Far

Ellie’s right. She says “a knitting pattern for a penguin jumper makes a rubbish Christmas present.” And I have to agree. Making sweaters to keep penguins warm after an oil spill and calling it a good deed seems to be

In the thick of it…

I’ve got six days before I fly to Burbank to film an episode of Knitty Gritty. The subject? Math for knitters (!!) On the show, I’ll talk about the calculations used in creating a custom-fit top-down cardigan. My own version

Knitting with Balls

Michael Del Vecchio Signing at Politics and Prose Originally uploaded by plainsight. My friend Michael del Vecchio–author of the new book, Knitting with Balls did a signing tonight at the local independent bookstore, Politics and Prose. There were over 50

Amazing Doris

I got an uncorrected proof for Doris Chan’s new book Amazing Crochet Lace: New Fashions Inspired by Old-Fashioned Lace several months ago, and I knew it was going to be great, but yesterday when the actual book arrived, I was

"Knit, Knit, Nibble, Nibble"

Hannah has a great post about knitting with beans(!). Picture included. Technorati Tags:knitting, beans, the trolls

Saturday Night Hat

I just received this fun book from Potter Craft. Saturday Night Hat: Quick, Easy Hatmaking for the Downtown Girl by Eugenia Kim. A recent Parsons grad turned star hat maker, she shows us how to make our own hats or

Up and Coming

Check out the work of 14-year old designer Phoenix Bess. She’s got some fun unusual patterns like pirouette socks and very cute leggings! She’s designed for Elann.com and Dreamweaver Yarns, and she has a pattern in an upcoming book produced

Crochet is for Babies!

Fertility Doll/ Déesse de la Fécondité Originally uploaded by curlymonkey. CurlyMonkey has created an awesome amigurumi fertility doll–and has other great creations in her photostream.

The Clutter of Unfinished Things

In my perpetual struggle to maintain order of the things in my life, I’ve rediscovered Karen Kingston’s book, Clear Your Clutter With Feng Shui . What I had forgotten from the last time I’d looked at it is that she