Point of View

What we think about a variety of topics

Yay for Double Pointed Needles!

Filed in Point of View, Skill Building by on November 30, 2015 0 Comments

In the past 12 or 13 years or so, working with DPNs has somewhat fallen out of favor. I haven’t done any market research to learn about whether sales have actually declined, but it seems to me they are harder to find in stores. Methods involving circular needles have taken the spotlight. I’m all for […]

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What Are You Thankful For?

Filed in Point of View by on November 26, 2015 2 Comments
What Are You Thankful For?

Because I post on Thursdays and Thanksgiving in the US always falls on Thursday, I get to do the “Thanksgiving Day” post. It is actually one of the many things for which I am thankful! Whenever you you to list the things for which you are grateful, it can be so easy to miss something or worse, […]

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Traveling Times and Inspiration Found

Filed in Industry Insight, Just Stitches, Point of View by on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Traveling Times and Inspiration Found

Last week I was in Omaha, Nebraska visiting a friend. She is one of the many I’ve helped learn to knit over the years, and she is a total inspiration to me because she took the basic skills I taught her and really ran with them.

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Nothing on the Needles

Filed in Point of View by on October 29, 2015 0 Comments
Nothing on the Needles

For some of you this will be a relief to read, for others you will absolutely not comprehend it – but for several weeks now, I have had no knitting in progress. Yes, there is nothing that I am actively knitting. The title isn’t quite true, because there is always some ancient UFO sitting around the […]

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Book Review: Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time

Filed in Just Stitches, Point of View by on October 22, 2015 0 Comments
Book Review: Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time

Several decades ago, back when Threads Magazine still included several knitting articles in every issue, Deborah Newton wrote an excellent article about fit called Fashion Doesn’t Stop at 40 Inches. So it was no surprise when her most recent book Good Measure – Knit a Perfect Fit Every Time was released. Reviewing her designs from the […]

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Spinzilla: The Dabbler’s Attempt

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View, Skill Building by on October 12, 2015 0 Comments
Spinzilla: The Dabbler’s Attempt

This past week, I participated in a worldwide event called Spinzilla. It is organized by The Spinning and Weaving Group of The National Needlearts Association (TNNA), which is an organization that supports the people who provide materials and instruction for needleartists of all kinds. It is described thusly: Spinzilla is a global event where teams and […]

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A Review of PLY Magazine

Filed in Point of View by on October 8, 2015 6 Comments
A Review of PLY Magazine

Hello, happy knitters! Jess here, your friendly neighborhood Virtual Assistant! Gwen’s letting me take over her blog post today with a review of one of my favorite yarn-related resources: PLY Magazine*!

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Knit in Groups – You Learn More

Filed in Point of View by on September 17, 2015 0 Comments
Knit in Groups – You Learn More

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 […]

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Cruise Knitting and Why It Is Different

Filed in Point of View by on September 10, 2015 0 Comments
Cruise Knitting and Why It Is Different

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 […]

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Kellie’s Nifty Fifty

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on August 31, 2015 0 Comments
Kellie’s Nifty Fifty

As she considered the approach of her 50th birthday, which was earlier this year, Gwen made a list of things she wanted to do before that particular milestone. I loved reviewing that post just now.

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