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Pick-a-Page: Reversible Knitting

Filed in Out of Our Head by on August 31, 2014 0 Comments
Pick-a-Page: Reversible Knitting

I always love doing our Pick-a-Page feature, but it has been a while since I have done one. I had planned to post this several trips ago, but I am traveling once again, so what the heck! Lynne Barr is one of those designers that you may not be aware of unless you follow book […]

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Another EduKnit Vlog

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on August 29, 2014 1 Comment
Another EduKnit Vlog

This has been a crazy week, let me tell you. In a good way, of course. One week ago,  Gwen flew to Maryland and taught for the weekend at the Knitting Boutique, one of my LYS. On Monday, we got to work recording and editing new content for Eduknit.  We worked all day Monday and Tuesday. Wednesday, […]

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Top 10 Knitting Books

Filed in Point of View by on August 25, 2014 9 Comments
Top 10 Knitting Books

I was recently seeing some Facebook posts about the 10 books that have stuck with you. This made me think about the 10 knitting books that have had the most impact on my knitting, and thus, my life. Amazon.com Widgets These aren’t exactly in any order, so to help give some perspective, I am also […]

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A Simple Knitting Hack for Shoulder Seams

Filed in Skill Building by on August 21, 2014 2 Comments
A Simple Knitting Hack for Shoulder Seams

Do you find patterns that call for stair-step bind-offs difficult to seam neatly? Have you ever heard another knitter talking about short row shoulders and had no idea what they meant? Would you like a simple method for neater shoulder seams? Then read on! Many sweater patterns (possibly most) call for some sort of shaping at the […]

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Pause

Filed in Out of Our Head by on August 20, 2014 0 Comments
Pause

Life by a lake has a certain something about it, and I like it. Today I will be driving home from Lake Norman in North Carolina. My son Evan and I and two of his friends have been blessed since Sunday to be guests at the lovely home of another friend and her mom. The […]

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Life Lessons from Leftover Yarns

Filed in Point of View by on August 17, 2014 2 Comments
Life Lessons from Leftover Yarns

This time last week I was teaching my last class for Stitches Midwest. It is called Knit a Masterpiece from Leftover Yarns and it is the perfect Sunday afternoon class. Every student had access to the same materials, information and stitch patterns. But as I have seen dozens of times, each swatch came out very […]

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ABC’s of Double Knitting

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on August 1, 2014 2 Comments
ABC’s of Double Knitting

A month ago, I mentioned about a friend finishing up a double knit blanket for her grandson. Personally I think it is amazing! It is the perfect example to start off the month of August! Our monthly theme for the blog is Two Sides (you know, like our name). Our monthly theme for EduKnit is […]

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20 Things About Gwen

Filed in Out of Our Head by on July 28, 2014 10 Comments
20 Things About Gwen

You know you are getting old when you accidentally refer to people in their late 20′s and early 30′s as “kids,” your friends are becoming grandparents and you are now thought of as “wise,” not “cool.” Although I am not sure I was ever really cool…trying to stay current and relevant seems to become more […]

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A New Season of Knitting Daily TV

Filed in Industry Insight by on July 24, 2014 2 Comments
A New Season of Knitting Daily TV

Back in the cold of winter (that seems so long ago now), I headed out to the Midwest to do one of my favorite things — get filmed talking about knitting! Yes…the person I am next to is Vicki Howell, original host to DIY’s Knitty Gritty and now the new host of Knitting Daily TV! […]

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What I’m Up To on a Monday:

Filed in Just Stitches, Out of Our Head by on July 21, 2014 9 Comments
What I’m Up To on a Monday:

Today’s To Do List: Finish proofing two photo shoots, one of which is a new professional portrait for a fellow knitting teacher! I’ll let her surprise you with her new image, but will say she was an absolute delight to photograph. Finish content for EduKnit. On Friday, our expert interview for our month of Cast […]

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