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How to Light a Fire Under a Knitter

Most of my afternoon knitting sessions with tween girls consist of a lively mix of joke telling, spontaneous singing and dancing, high volume stories of school, sports, and friends, and occasional knitting. 184 more words

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Alison Ellen

Alison Ellen is one of the most interesting people I have met in hand knitting and her stand at Unravel a couple of years ago was a feast for the imagination. 235 more words

Stash Busting

Ottar (hap)

I have been so inspired by Ottar (see yesterday’s post) that I decided to name my latest design for her – the Ottar hap. 587 more words


Garter Stitch perceptions

I remember when I was first starting to knit and I would do rows and rows of the knit stitch, resulting in garter bands. At the time, I found purling to be incredibly difficult and knitting was all I could manage. 327 more words


Half a shawl = finished project!

This project was loitering in the UFO basket pending a decision about its future … Having gone up half a needle size to achieve a squishy texture, my yardage was affected and it gradually dawned on me that I would not have enough of the Rock Lobster colourway to complete the… 142 more words

Hey, is this thing on?

As those of you who have seen my posts on Instagram and Twitter may remember, I lost the URL on which I had been blogging back in December. 67 more words


Nothing like finishing

Each Friday, I spend 90 minutes with 7 or 8 fourth grade girls at a nearby after-school program. I’m there to teach knitting, but mostly I just try to keep up with their questions, energy, anxieties, and aspirations. 171 more words

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