As a designer, one of the most sure-fire ways to ensure a yarn will be discontinued is to design something you LOVE with said yarn. It is not what we want as designers, it is not what you want as consumers – but it happens. This just happened to me earlier this week. A yarn […]
Every time I teach a class about taking leftover yarns and turning them into beautiful fabric I get excited about the process all over again! And so it happens yet again, one week after teaching Knit a Masterpiece From Leftover Yarns at Stitches West. I was wearing my version of the skirt from our FLY Skirt KAL […]
Our theme for the month at EduKnit and as part of the #NextLevelKAL has been Charts. We’ve discussed all kinds of charts with our EduKnit community, including charts for lace, texture, and color. When I first began to knit, charts were intimidating to me; though I am, generally, a visual learner, there was something about […]
I feel like I have to start with a disclaimer as Nancy Marchant and I are friends and I have taken classes from her. Even so, I wouldn’t give a good review of Knitting Fresh Brioche if I didn’t believe it was warranted. That being said, her latest book, Knitting Fresh Brioche: Creating Two-Color Twists […]
Last week, while Kellie and I were filming for EduKnit, we had a chance to spend a little time with friend and fellow knitting instructor Gayle Roehm. Because we are almost always teaching at the same time, I had never really got to talk to Gayle about her specialty, Japanese knitting patterns. So getting to […]
Once again I moved around the furniture and turned my family room into a video studio for a few days. Gwen and I got down to business and got just about all the videos created for editing into our next few months of features on Eduknit, as well as some bonus videos just for 2sides2points.com. […]
As you know, Gwen comes to Maryland about once a quarter to make videos of knitting techniques. Every time she comes, we get better and better at our skills in making videos, but perhaps more importantly, we’ve become nearly fearless about improvising, trying again and just making it work.