Tag: leftover yarns

Black Is the New Black

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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 […]

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Leftover Yarns Made Beautiful

Filed in Skill Building by on February 26, 2015 2 Comments
Leftover Yarns Made Beautiful

Every time I teach a class about taking leftover yarns and turning them into beautiful fabric I get excited about the process all over again! And so it happens yet again, one week after teaching Knit a Masterpiece From Leftover Yarns at Stitches West. I was wearing my version of the skirt from our FLY Skirt KAL […]

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Life Lessons from Leftover Yarns

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Life Lessons from Leftover Yarns

This time last week I was teaching my last class for Stitches Midwest. It is called Knit a Masterpiece from Leftover Yarns and it is the perfect Sunday afternoon class. Every student had access to the same materials, information and stitch patterns. But as I have seen dozens of times, each swatch came out very […]

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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 […]

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More Fun with Leftover Yarn

Filed in Just Stitches by on September 8, 2013 0 Comments
More Fun with Leftover Yarn

Today I was in Greenville, SC teaching for their guild.  This morning’s class was about using leftover yarns to create a masterpiece. So today’s post is pictures only: We started with this! Soon it became this (and many more like these) — Aren’t they FABULOUS? Finally they became these WONDERFUL bits of fabrics! Feeling inspired?  […]

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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 […]

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WIP: More Work on the FLY Skirt

Filed in Just Stitches by on August 15, 2013 0 Comments
WIP: More Work on the FLY Skirt

  My part of the FLY skirt KAL is coming along!!  And I continue to love the fabric more and more. But see that little blob of teal-ish yarn? That is all I have left of one of my two “new” balls. I used up all of the browns on the flight home. It has […]

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Will I Finish?

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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 […]

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Everything Old is Made New

Filed in Just Stitches by on July 16, 2013 2 Comments
Everything Old is Made New

Today I began with two baskets of leftover sock yarn and a sheet of paper.  One basket of brown/gold tones, one basket of greens with a blue undertone. The sheet of paper was a list of randomly generated numbers.  I was preparing to create my new “yarn” for my sample of the upcoming FLY Skirt […]

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Top 5 Techniques to Maximize Leftover Yarns

Filed in Skill Building by on July 8, 2013 0 Comments
Top 5 Techniques to Maximize Leftover Yarns

I don’t know about you, but I have LOTS of leftover yarns and I really don’t want them to go to waste. So I’ve got a few techniques for using up leftover yarns to share with you! In less than a month, we are going to be starting the FLY (From Leftover Yarn) Skirt KAL. […]

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