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What Inspires: Color Apps

Have you ever wished you could capture the scene in front of you and make it into a color palette?  I know I’ve been amazed by fall foliage or enamored by a bouquet and then, regrettably, forgotten all about it.  Recently, I’ve started using two iPhone/iPad apps to help choose and record colorways.  It’s an awful lot of fun. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Color of the Week – Marigold

Sunday morning, after we’ve knocked out the NY Times crossword puzzle, my husband and I each dive into our iPads and peruse our Zite feeds the way we used to devour the Sunday paper. Yes, the times, they are a changing, but I’m having fun changing with them. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Aran Sweaters

Cable knitting has long been a favorite for me.  I like to have enough going on in my knitting that I have to think a bit, but not too much. I also like to see my progress. In cabled patterns, heavily cabled rows are often followed by easy rows. The cable rows egg me on. Read more

Norah’s Knits: Handcrafted Christmas Gifts

Holy cow, it’s October!  That means I just have time to squeeze in one last serious knitted Christmas present.  I’ve compiled a list of projects that would make good gifts.  Later in the season, I’ll talk about little last minute gifts on our blog, but this is a list of more serious accomplishments. Read more

Norah’s Knits: More Ideas for Kodiak

Knitting with Berroco Kodiak is so much fun! It’s soft and light and the pieces knit up quickly. Booklet #337  has a variety of items to choose from and there are three more designs in my vol 13! Looking for even more patterns? Read more

Norah’s Knits: Fair Isle Style – Win a book!

I was very excited when I received my copy of  Mary Jane Mucklestone‘s new book, Fair Isle Style.  An admired colleague and personal friend,  Mary Jane is our secret weapon when it come to photo shoots. She’s been our stylist for the last few years, choosing the clothes and jewelry to best show off our knitwear. Her consummate eye and ability to keep a view of the big picture is invaluable. Read more

What Inspires: Deadlines!

While I like to dream of designing in calm and peace at my own pace, the truth is that deadlines can do wonders for productivity. Read more

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