When I invited Barrison to join me on a trip to Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, she asked what she should wear. Hmmm….spring in the U.P.? That could be tricky! Read more
Posts from the ‘sweaters’ Category
In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area’s sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It’s a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments flying freely from knitter to knitter. We’ve done this a bit in the past, and there are always surprises. Read more
I finished my second garment last week and I really think I’m starting to get the hang of this knitting thing! That’s not to say it was without mistakes, though. I’m pretty sure I created the most massively horrible dropped stitch of all time (I haven’t done any research on this, but I’m confident it’d at least crack the top five).
Deciding what size sweater to make for yourself can be more than confusing. Some sweaters look good tight, some loose, some looser in places and tighter in others. The best looking fit depends on a combination of your personal style, current sweater fashion and your height and shape. Read more
When it comes to choosing a project, especially a garment, it isn’t just about how well you knit, but also, how well the finished object will fit. That’s one of the reasons I love our traveling trunk shows! You can touch and try on one of our new designs before you invest all of your time and energy making it.
“Twirliness” may not be a word, but it was a key requirement when Aimee Alexander knit the Sweet Tart Poncho for her 5-year-old daughter. She was so pleased with her design that she also knit a smaller version for her 2-year-old. Read more