Category Archives: Knitting

Knitter’s guide to Portland—the N.E.

Who knew Portland, Oregon (or PDX as it was referred to everywhere) was a mecca for knitters (and crafters in general)? Aside from a vague idea of what Portland was like (hipster, eco-centric beer & coffee country), I knew nothing … Continue reading

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brioche hat from melanie falick’s weekend knitting

“Don’t buy a hat!” I tell my hubby. “I can knit you one up in a day!” “You sure?” he responds. “It’s just $15—is it worth your time?” I roll my eyes…”It’ll take me less than a day,” I reply. … Continue reading

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no new knitting

Sad to say, I’ve started a few projects here and there, and being unhappy with the result, I’d frog and start all over. This has pulled the wind out of my sails and I haven’t been able to get really … Continue reading

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ikat + knitting

I’ve been toying with the idea of creating a handknit item resembling ikat, an Indian and Southeast Asian textile art with designs that have uneven, softer edges—like the edges you get on an ink blot when holding a felt marker … Continue reading

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the artful drape

Here it is, in the middle of a freezing California winter downpour, and I am itching to knit with laceweight yarns to create light, ethereal tops and tunics perfect for spring. It was all inspired by two books—Drape Drape and … Continue reading

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deconstructing a sweater re-do

I modified Kate Davies’ witty Owl Sweater pattern to go from a pullover to a long, oversized (sort of) cardigan. This pattern had been sitting in my queue for a very long time—I blame it on inertia & lack of … Continue reading

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