Today I finished my 4th UFO for my Nifty Fifty initiative, which is to finish 50 dormant projects before my next birthday. My birthday was about 5 weeks ago, so I’m a bit behind, but this took two weeks for me to finish, partly because of an unexpectedly large apple harvest at our house, and […]
When knitters first try their hand at designing from scratch there is often an unfounded belief that whatever concept is in their mind will “easily” become a finished piece. And this might be the case for a while, but eventually your knitting will surprise you. Such has been the case for the design I have […]
Sometimes things come up in bunches and it’s a reminder to pay more attention. For me right now, that thing is the intersection of history and knitting. A couple of weeks ago, a friend sent me the link to this knitty.com article from 4 years ago. I can’t believe I missed it at the time. I […]
When Arlis and I first got married, he traveled often and I did not. Then about 10 years ago, the tables turned and I have since been the frequent flyer. Photo via Craft Cruises; Gwen on her current travels around the world on a knitting cruise! What I have learned over the years is many […]
I have been enjoying seeing STITCHES Texas from behind the scenes again. I didn’t teach this time, but I was on hand to take social media photos and help document the show in general. It’s run by good people who genuinely care about the fiber arts community.
One of the ways that Kellie and I are different is how we learned to knit. Initially Kellie was mostly (if not exclusively) self-taught from books, while I learned from others. Where we are the same is that we are both willing to explore in order to learn more. Photo Credit: LollyKnit via Compfight cc […]
Assuming we are on schedule and weather hasn’t been an issue, today I will be visiting the Shetland Islands. It is part of the 17-day Knitting Cruise for which I am the teacher (sometimes this job is really awesome). A few days ago I taught a class on Shetland Lace. Which to most people’s surprise […]