Designing is in a holding pattern around finishing a sample. It is probably my least favorite thing right now. During the spring, I’m all about doing as much as humanly possible and repeating the same set of stitches over some 240+ stitches for 20″ or more, is not fun for me. I like more complex projects around this time. However, to move forward I need to finish this sample. Ugh! lol
You can check my progress every Saturday during my Twitch stream at 8PM US Central Time (-5 GMT). I also talk about the design process, show current and future designs, spin yarn, and talk fiber preparation.
This past Saturday, I showed off the Comb and Hackle sets purchased from Blue Mountain Handcrafts and explained how they are used.
It’s always a ton of fun on Saturdays. I really enjoy sharing my knowledge about constructing yarns and textiles. If you’re interested in seeing anything in particular on my stream, feel free to shoot me a message on Discord.
Until then, happy stitches!
We’re in the height of sweater season here in Wisconsin. Even though we’ve had a few days of spring weather, it’s still necessary to keep out those sweaters. Finding proper drawer storage for them has become problematic until I came across a USA Today video on YouTube.
It shows how to hang your sweaters without the guilt of ruining them. I tried it, and it’s amazing! No longer will my sweaters sit stacked on my nightstand. Check out the video below:
Now, the only thing to do is invest in some quality hangars that will hold up to the heavier sweaters. Hellooo, Amazon!
Spring has sprung, which is why your young one needs a classic style cocoon shrug. I designed this shrug with simplistic styling along the back for toddlers, children, and teens. There is “/cm of positive ease, so there is room to grow.
The pattern stitch was improvised from The Big Book of Knitting Stitch Patterns. Instead of repeating the flower after completing a bud, it would return to reverse stockinette stitch. The other change was the randomization of bud height. It is supposed to look like a line of buds waiting to bloom in the springtime.
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Huzzah! It is finished! After nearly 6 months of work, this sweater is DONE.
Continue reading FO Friday: Worsted Boxy
Welcome to the last post in a series about my knitwear design process. Today, I’ll be talking about swatching. If you haven’t read the previous posts about where I find inspiration and using my sketchbook, you might be lost on future reading.
Continue reading Design Process: Swatchin’ It!
This is the second post of a three post series on my design process. If you would like to read the previous post, please, click here. The next step in the process is sketching how I envision the final product and making additional notes. There is a lot of practice required for this stage, but best of all, anyone can do it.
Continue reading Design Process: Sketching
Designing for the new year has begun, so I’m going to talk about my design process. Like many artist processes, it’s not plug and play. The first three steps in my process are finding inspiration, sketching, and swatching.
Continue reading Design Process: Inspiration
I planned this project during the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival (September). It’s probably the one good fiber-related idea I had that day. Otherwise, I wouldn’t have bought any yarn. How crazy is that?
Continue reading WIP Wednesday: Cersei Howl
This felted duffel bag can carry your yoga mat to your next session. It’s constructed to fit the most basic mat, advanced users with heavier mats can easily adapt this pattern by adding length.
Continue reading Yoga.Rina Duffel Bag
For the better part of five months, I have been knitting a Worsted Boxy Sweater by Joji Locatelli with the bees at Bumblebee Acres Farm. It was supposed to be done by the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival, but life happened.
Continue reading WIP Wednesday: The Worsted Boxy