Search Results for 'leftover yarn'

Black Is the New Black

Filed in Just Stitches by on February 25, 2016 1 Comment
Black Is the New Black

What’s your favorite color? Whether it is the color we love to wear or just a color that we find appealing, most folks immediately know the answer to the question. The color found in wardrobes again and again is black. The reason is simple: black truly goes with everything. And in fact, it actually makes other […]

Continue Reading »

When a Project Comes Together

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on January 7, 2016 2 Comments
When a Project Comes Together

I love it when a plan comes together! Even more so when the result is so much better than was originally expected. That happened for me this week. I wrote several weeks ago about my love of my Felted Slipper Sock pattern. I have also written numerous times about the joy of working with leftover […]

Continue Reading »

Inspiring Intarsia

Filed in Just Stitches by on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Inspiring Intarsia

Our assistant, Jess, is back to share with us a few of her favorite new designs using the technique of intarsia. Intarsia knitting is our technique of the month at EduKnit, and we’ve been exploring all the ways that this color work technique can add pizzazz to your knitting. Take it away, Jess!  

Continue Reading »

Inspired by Kaffe

Filed in Just Stitches by on February 12, 2014 0 Comments
Inspired by Kaffe

A swatch a week, inspiring us to try something new. That is the idea behind the #52Swatches. So I pulled out one of my oldest books. This past weekend as I was teaching about color I read a bit out of Kaffe Fassett’s autobiography. The book describes the time that I was first introduced (figuratively […]

Continue Reading »

About Gwen

Filed in by on January 2, 2014 0 Comments
About Gwen

Instead of the traditional About Us page, we thought we would the Image Only Interview idea from CraftyPod.  If you are looking for information about hiring me teach at your shop, guild or knitting event, please visit my Hire Me page. You can also connect with me via the right side bar to be in virtual […]

Continue Reading »

The First FLY Skirt

Filed in Just Stitches by on October 11, 2013 8 Comments
The First FLY Skirt

The FLY (From Leftover Yarn) Skirt KAL ultimately had 85 participants. But other than Kellie and I, so far we only have one completed skirt. I was so excited to see this completed FLY Skirt in person last week at the Knit and Crochet Show in Charlotte, NC. I also love that she added her […]

Continue Reading »

It’s My Birthday!

Filed in Out of Our Head by on August 24, 2013 2 Comments
It’s My Birthday!

I love the wide open spaces of the west. And this totally makes me think of a knitting colorway. Today I was in the driver’s seat again as we head east toward home. We arrived safely in Utah on Tuesday night and my brief time there was spent in a flurry of tasks to help […]

Continue Reading »

More From the Back Seat

Filed in Skill Building by on August 20, 2013 0 Comments
More From the Back Seat

It’s my afternoon break from driving, so that means it’s time for some podcasts on my headphones and drafting a post on Blogsy. Ah technology. We started by the banks of the Big River this afternoon, headed across Missouri and now find ourselves rolling across the Kansas prairie to Manhattan. Yep, that’s the name of […]

Continue Reading »

Simplicity of Design in Skirts

Filed in Skill Building by on August 18, 2013 0 Comments
Simplicity of Design in Skirts

Knitted skirt designs are my favorite type of designing because they are so simple! A few measurements, a nice knitted fabric swatch, some relatively simple calculations and your design is ready to go! When I am designing a skirt in only one size (for myself), I can complete all the calculations and write the entire […]

Continue Reading »

Will I Finish?

Filed in Uncategorized by on August 2, 2013 0 Comments
Will I Finish?

I am off for the weekend to spend time with friends in the mountains. This is my progress thus far on my skirt for the FLY Skirt KAL. How far will I get over the weekend? Participants are working at getting their “new” balls of leftover yarn prepared. My goal is to be finished by […]

Continue Reading »