There’s a saying I’ve seen/heard quite often lately: “It’s a paid knitting pattern so I don’t want to share anything about it.” This is generally said from anything as large as entire charts to as small as individual structures about a pattern such as cast ons, motifs, techniques, and notes. In some cases, of course, […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I forget sometimes how difficult some things are to some people. For instance, I find double-knitting very easy, double-knit lace especially. I look at it and see decreases and wrong side decreases and a simple but unique yarn over technique combined with double-knitting and I think “how easy is this”? Then I have to catch […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
It happens to the best of us. Sometimes we’re knitting a project and it just becomes so frustrating, so boring, or so difficult that we just want to rip out our hair, frog the project, and give up on knitting altogether. We tell ourselves that this is supposed to be relaxing, not frustrating, that no […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I thought I’d talk about a controversial topic today, controversial because of one particular pattern that’s gained a lot of momentum lately: the fish-lips kiss heel. Now first I’d like to say that I like this pattern, that I like that it’s helping out its creator so very much, that I like the story behind […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I don’t know if you’ve heard but Knit.Wear magazine is back, and it’s awesome! This latest issue of Spring/Summer 2016 is one of my favorites thus far, with so many great knitting patterns I couldn’t believe! I missed Knit.Wear, a lot, and I hated when they changed their name to Knit.Purl. For all the good of this […]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.
The company I work for places great emphasis on security cameras. There are cameras in my work area, cameras in the hall, cameras in the cafeteria, cameras in my other work area, and people watch these cameras. I am literally being watched the entire time while I work, sometimes by my boss as I’ve found […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Sometimes you just don’t want to knit. You have all of these wonderful patterns and all this wonderful yarn but for some reason you just don’t have the motivation. Maybe you’re having trouble finding the right knitting pattern like my wife often does (she knits too quickly, see, so finding a pattern that will hold […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
When my wife first taught me how to knit, I was still a bit lost. As mentioned in my post about why I became a designer, my wife and I decided to take a beginner’s knitting class together. This really helped me a lot when it came to learning how to knit; my wife, however, sat there most of […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
The other day my wife and I were talking and the subject of knitting charts came up. Now this is a bit of a touchy subject for us – we’re polar opposites when it comes to how we prefer our knitting patterns. We both agree that the best thing for a knitwear designer to do […]Continue Reading... No Comments.