In honor of the Blizzard of 2015 I’ve decided to review 150 Scandinavian Motifs: The Knitter’s Directory by Mary Jane Mucklestone (love that name, by the way; it just sounds great!). Why? Well, Scandinavia is known not only for vikings but also for being cold and snowy. It’s also known for its sweaters and […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m trapped inside today, typing this blog post. Outside is a world of snow and wind. There are people out and about, but for the life of me, I can’t figure out why. Worse, my brother-in-law and father-in-law decided to go into work today. Why? Because they can. The subways are running again. They […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Awhile back a friend of mine published a knitting design. I didn’t like it. Well, that’s not true; I liked the design just fine but I didn’t like how it was advertised. I disliked it so much, in fact, that I planned on posting about it here. Said friend did not think that was […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
“I like knitting”, there’s a phrase that probably every knitter has uttered or at least “I love knitting”. Well, now that phrase is a magazine or rather an online magazine. You may have never heard of it, and that’s because it’s brand new. Their February 2015 issue is, in fact, their second issue, though […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
If you’re asking why this blog post starts with a photo of a pile of yarn that the world’s cutest cat has conquered, then you’re probably not alone. The reason is very simple: it’s the world’s cutest cat and his image must be shared and that pile of yarn all comes from this year’s […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
My newest pattern is out, Cables and Welts from I Like Knitting February 2015, a new online magazine. It’s probably the quickest I’ve seen a magazine submission turn into an actual published pattern, too. Mind you, this is my second “not self-published” pattern to come out, so I guess I can’t say too much. Still, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Berroco Comfort, now here’s a yarn I never thought I’d review. It isn’t a yarn I’d normally use for myself, and the mitts I made from it weren’t actually for me. No, they were commissioned by a yarn vegan, someone who won’t wear yarns made out of animal fibers. Me, I vastly prefer animal […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Okay, I know what you’re thinking: what is this insanity he’s posting about today? You’re right, it is pretty insane. I’ve thought this since the day I heard of it, which is why I’ve been so resistant to try it up until now. Some background, my wife and I found a knitting group through […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Awhile back, a coworker of my wife’s asked her if I could make him some “manly” fingerless mitts. Why he asked this is still a bit of a mystery to me. My wife does like to brag about me sometimes, for whatever reason, and so this coworker/friend of hers knew I was capable of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Vogue Knitting Winter 2014/2015 focuses primarily on one very interesting knitting technique: mosaic knitting. This unique technique pioneered by none other than Barbara Walker uses a slip stitch technique to create color work by only working with one color at a time. Any stitch that isn’t worked in the current color is slipped and only […]Continue Reading... No Comments.