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Old Crow Comes Out to Play

Recently, I got the itch to cast on something beaded. Of course. Because my “old crow” mind won’t let me just settle down and work on just one thing at a time. (Also because I’m teaching a beading technique class on the 25th and I need a little refresher for […]

Beaded Mitt Cuff/Swatch

Feet of Snow = Warm Slipper Socks

We have been watching the snow fall in Steamboat from the east coast. The folks there are rejoicing as feet of snow fall from the sky each day. Each time I remember that much snow falling, I am simultaneously jealous and relieved. Snow, in that quantity and in those temperatures, […]

Slipper Sock Swatch

Linus’ Dream

During this election season (and most election seasons), I attempt to avoid the news, the debates, the utter propaganda which pervades our days as a way to preserve my sanity. Finding the truth seems to be an almost futile effort. Wading through the mountain of information available at our fingertips, […]

Linus' Dream Poncho

Yellowstone Inspiration

A couple of weeks ago, when I went to Yellowstone, I found healing. However, the landscape (unsurprisingly) also inspired me with its colors and shapes.  As I walked around, I imagined lace motifs, cables spilling through fabric, and brightly colored yarns. Looking through my pictures to find a few to […]

Green Bacterial Mat

Mont St. Michel Socks

Today, the Deep Fall issue of Knitty launched with a very special inclusion: my own Mont St. Michel sock design! Squeeeee!!!  I’m so excited.  I’ve been keeping this one so hidden and now I can’t wait for everyone to go look! This design was inspired by the Harbor mini-skein set […]

Mont St. Michel Socks

An Explanation of the Knitter’s Almanac Project and Cry of Despair over the September Project

I just finished the initial reading of the September chapter of the Knitter’s Almanac – Nether Garments. What the what? Nether Garments are not a priority for me. Knitted tights. Well, I can see how they could be useful, and it’s good for me to stretch my mind and think […]

Elizabeth Zimmermann's Knitter's Almanac