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Review of Unexpected Cables

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Review of Unexpected Cables

When given the choice between texture or color, I will invariably choose texture – and cables were one of my first loves. I have always found the simple process of trading stitches, resulting in such intricate and complex fabric, fascinating. I first met Heather Zoppetti when I was filming a segment for Knitting Daily TV. […]

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Taking the Old and Making It New

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Taking the Old and Making It New

This month we are thinking about “vintage” and what it means to apply it in today’s knitting world. I like to think of it as a mash-up of “old” and “new”. Over the years, Kellie and I have learned that having even a very basic editorial calendar makes developing content significantly easier. During the days […]

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When Your Ideas Are Bigger Than Your Time

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When Your Ideas Are Bigger Than Your Time

Most of us have heard the saying, “Your eyes were bigger than your stomach,” when you had more food on your plate than you could possibly eat. But there is a similar phenomenon with creative people. Creatives will often come up with more ideas than they can actually create. For some creatives, this is a […]

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A Project That Just Works

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A Project That Just Works

As a designer, you are always looking to create the project that gets everyone super excited. Unfortunately, projects which go viral are rather rare. I doubt I will ever have it happen to one of my designs. Even so, occasionally you will design something that still makes you rather pleased on many fronts. For me, […]

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Lots of Non-Wool Yarn

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Lots of Non-Wool Yarn

If you read Kellie’s newsletter you know we are looking at non-wool yarns this month on EduKnit. Which is interesting because both Kellie and I really like wool — A LOT! But not everyone does … and we understand. Even though I am a fan of wool, I also like understanding and playing with lots […]

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Summer Knitting

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Summer Knitting

I know that depending upon your location, summer yet may feel a long way in the future. But here on the West Coast where we practically had no winter, summer is definitely upon us. If you weren’t aware, Kellie and I have been creating 2 – 4 new patterns every month as part of the […]

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The 3 Main Reasons Knitting UFOs Exist

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The 3 Main Reasons Knitting UFOs Exist

This past weekend I was teaching at a retreat focused on knitting UFOs (UnFinished Objects). It was a huge success and now several dozen UFOs are on their way to becoming FOs in one form or another. Even through the details of the answers to “how to move on” were different, it became apparent that […]

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When Projects Go Terribly Wrong

Filed in Skill Building by on March 19, 2015 4 Comments
When Projects Go Terribly Wrong

irony n. the opposite of wrinkly… …or more accurately: a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result. Starting tomorrow I will be teaching at a retreat to help people resolve their UFOs and problem projects. At the beginning of this week, I […]

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Thinking In 3 Dimensions

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Thinking In 3 Dimensions

Even when I was young I had a very good spatial sense. I loved working on 3-D puzzles and when I moved the furniture around in my room it always worked. My guess is that is one of the many reasons I ultimately became so taken with knitting. Knitting is one of the only crafts […]

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Are You Going to Knit Along?

Filed in Skill Building by on January 22, 2015 0 Comments
Are You Going to Knit Along?

A few weeks back Kellie and I were discussing our participation in a #YearOfMaking. That led to the idea of a knit-a-long. Well thanks to our awesome assistant Jess…we are about to get going! For 2015 we have added a new benefit of membership in EduKnit, a free pattern coupon every month. And that was […]

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