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What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

Sometimes the best inspiration is one's own past work. I had to get over the feeling that it's cheating, because a good idea is worth further exploration.  It's really exciting for me when I think of different ways to use an idea. I'll explain what I mean with examples. I designed Flower Child (upper left) a few… Continue reading What Inspires: Variations on a Theme

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

Finally, I'm making some progress. If you read my last post, you'll recall I was feeling somewhat defeated by all the increases. Turns out, I was doing twice as many increases as the pattern called for....grrrr. After some frogging and a lot of re-knitting, my Merle is back on track! And I'm starting to see… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle Progress & Prize Info

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Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

I've paused my knitting to write this post, set my needles adrift in the sea of stockinette stitches that is my Merle project. It's two weeks into our Knit with Norah KAL, and I'm losing momentum with every eight stitches I add to my increase rows. I never realized how depressing increases could be! It's… Continue reading Ashley’s Adventures in Knitting: Merle & the Never-Ending Increases

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TNNA in Review – June 2013

The past few weeks have been whirlwind. I know I say this a lot, but it's true! We brought on our new designer, Emily, we announced our new collection for Fall/Winter '13 and last Friday night, we debuted a few of our favorite new designs on the runway at The National Needlearts Association's (TNNA) Fashion… Continue reading TNNA in Review – June 2013