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This is for everyone who writes to me and says their knitting isn't as pretty as mine.  I'll let you in on a little secret.  Mine isn't either.  Or rather, the knitting when it falls off the needles isn't as pretty as the carefully blocked and enthusiastically lint rollered knitting I usually show you in pictures. So just to make everyone else feel better, I'll show you the before shot.  Ends flapping in the breeze, crown all wrinkly, stockinette less than smooth. It always looks like this at this stage.  Always.  If your knitting looks like this, you haven't done [...]

February 25, 2014|


The more I knit, the more I find myself interested in options.  I almost never knit something without thinking 'hmmm, I could do it this way, or I could do it this way, or maybe I could try this other thing' and wanting to more or less do them all. Now often, this is a bit impractical.  Eventually I just have to settle down and knit the thing.  And if I'm writing a pattern (which I do for almost everything I knit), I don't feel good giving you options for variations I'm not showing you pictures of.  Doing that would [...]

February 8, 2014|
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