Tag: finishing

The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

Filed in Out of Our Head by on October 2, 2014 8 Comments
The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

I travel a lot. I average 75,000 airline miles a year without leaving the US. Most of the time I have no issue with traveling, but it is rarely as glamorous as non-travelers imagine. Airline seats are really too small (3 sets of reasonably sized shoulders DO NOT fit). Living out of a suitcase can […]

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Finishing Success!

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Finishing Success!

Here it is! The Mythos! Finishing it took me a little while longer than I thought to get it completely done, but I love it. I started this probably 3 years ago and it is worth the wait. I’ve been wearing it a lot. It’s perfect for indoor air conditioning as well as the transition […]

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Feelin’ Like a “Cool Kid”

Filed in Industry Insight by on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Feelin’ Like a “Cool Kid”

If you have ever been invited to the cool kids’ table in high school, you know how I felt when I was invited to participate in the make. wear. love. retreat hosted by Amy Herzog. Amy is definitely one of the cool kids.  She is cool because she is fun, is newish to the industry, […]

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Can Sweater Finishing Be Fun (or At Least Funny)?

Filed in Industry Insight by on September 18, 2014 4 Comments
Can Sweater Finishing Be Fun (or At Least Funny)?

I am asking myself this question as I begin to fully prepare for my presentation on Hacks for Finishing Sweaters. My subtitle says what the content is all about: “Make the Final Phase Faster, Easier and Neater”. Nowhere did I say it would be fun. But one of the keys to a great presentation (especially […]

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A Simple Knitting Hack for Shoulder Seams

Filed in Skill Building by on August 21, 2014 13 Comments
A Simple Knitting Hack for Shoulder Seams

Do you find patterns that call for stair-step bind-offs difficult to seam neatly? Have you ever heard another knitter talking about short row shoulders and had no idea what they meant? Would you like a simple method for neater shoulder seams? Then read on! Many sweater patterns (possibly most) call for some sort of shaping at the […]

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The Logic of Knitting

Filed in Skill Building by on June 24, 2014 2 Comments
The Logic of Knitting

If you ask many knitting professionals about their career prior to world of yarn, you will find lots of similar themes. Many of us come from a computer programming or engineering background. And the more you think about knitting, the more that makes sense. Both of those careers employ a creative application of logic. Programming […]

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Turning a WIP into a FO

Filed in Just Stitches by on April 9, 2014 1 Comment
Turning a WIP into a FO

I don’t think I have shown this to you, but this has been my primary WIP (surprise — it is entrelac)! But today my WIP became a FO. My plan (hope) was to wear it this weekend at Stitches South. And much to my own surprise, I will be able to do that without having […]

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To Seam or Not to Seam?

Filed in Just Stitches by on January 17, 2014 3 Comments
To Seam or Not to Seam?

Finishing is one of the topics in knitting that can often create a fair level of discussion. In particular, whether garments are created seamlessly or made in pieces and then joined together tends to draw strong opinions.   One of my earliest developed classes was called Flat to Circular and Back Again. Although many students […]

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How Would You Finish This?

Filed in Just Stitches by on September 22, 2013 4 Comments
How Would You Finish This?

I tried to get this posted on Friday, I really did. I had a big wedding/reception to photograph and by the time I got home I was so tired that I took the skirt photos then fell asleep as I waited for them to upload so I could publish. So, you get an extra Friday […]

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3 Shortcuts to Finishing Your Projects in Record Time

Filed in Just Stitches by on September 13, 2013 3 Comments
3 Shortcuts to Finishing Your Projects in Record Time

Most of my students share a few commonalities — they don’t like to take the time to do a good gauge swatch and they hate the finishing process. But finishing does not have to be time-consuming and laborious if you know a shortcut for finishing knits. Photo Credit: Texas.713 via Compfight cc A sweater isn’t […]

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