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  • Sock Stashbuster Slouch Hat

    I’m learning to embrace my quirks instead of trying to change them. One of them, dear reader, is that I loooooove sock yarn and, well, any fingering-weight yarn. I have lots of it.  Fleece Artist, Knit Picks Palette, Stroll, and Felici, some Lorna’s Laces, Indigodragonfly, more Fleece Artist, some Madelinetosh… Oh, yeah.  I’m a junkie. […]

  • Unusual Ways to Choose Colors for Your Knitting

    Choosing colors for a project seems to be one of those things that makes us all second guess ourselves. So let’s go over some basic rules and guidelines that might help you to choose colors confidently. 1. Choose colors that you love. What makes your heart sing every time you look at it? Base your […]

  • Quick Tips for Knitting Fair Isle Colorwork

    Fair Isle can be an intimidating technique, but it doesn’t have to be. Sometimes, all you need is a little encouragement and guidance to get you going. At least, that’s all I needed. A few years ago, I took a 3-hour class with Sally Melville, and my knitting life suddenly expanded. Tips for Knitting Fair […]