Dropping The Ball Stitch April 23, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Dropping stitches is usually a stressful event since under normal circumstances we do not want stitches to drop. However, there are stitch patterns out there that make you drop stitches on purpose. Yes, you read right. On these occasions you really want to drop the stitches (or, as you will see, yarn overs) to achieve an airy, loose pattern that you can use to create different effects. One pattern that makes use of this technique…

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Sheer Spring April 2, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

‘Sheer’ as in ‘nearly.’ ‘Sheer’ as in ‘diaphanous’ (no one tell me I do not make an effort with the English language) also. Diaphanous is big this year – especially for Spring and Summer. It is not new, the sheer, see through fabrics usually turn up around this time of year, yet I find some or other new idea that I feel drawn to. Pictures courtesy of eileenfisher.com These two sweaters are just an example…

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Are They Going To Freeze? February 12, 2015 – Posted in: Uncategorised

Indeed, that is the question that was and is running through my head whenever I am thinking about the big event this weekend with Stephen and Steven. Somehow I feel this winter has been extraordinarily harsh, and the snow that fell last night just enhances my conviction. Really, I wanted to crawl under my blanket and stay there all day when I heard that there was more snow. You might be wondering why it feels…

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