Category: Classes

Gift Baby Sweater

I just finished this cute baby sweater as an example for an upcoming class at Nitro Knitters. The pattern is free on Ravelry, called “My Gift to You” because it is the designer’s 300th pattern.  300 patterns!  Holy cow! And it is a pretty fun knit!  The only real flaw is that when knit as written, the…

Snow Daze

Well.  Here we are on our third day of being more-or-less housebound in the PDX area, due to roughly a foot of snowfall.  (I know, a foot of snow doesn't stop most of the country in its tracks, but it is a rarity for us.)  DH is going stir-crazy, although the Olympics have helped a…

“Teach someone to knit.”

A long, long time ago — we're talking at least a couple of decades — I started one of those lists that are now often called "bucket" lists — you know, things you want to do before you "kick the bucket".  (Only at the time I did mine, the list was titled "50 Things to…

Finally, Sweater Pix!

You know that stupid cutesy saying, "If it weren't for the last minute, nothing would get done." OK, OK, I bow to reality. Tomorrow we are getting on a plane to attend my niece's wedding in Chicago.  I promised myself I'd get the pictures of the sweater knitters posted before the trip.  I'd have had…

Knitting Resolutions (2009 Redux Edition)

On about.com's knitting section, I found a poll for "What are Your Knitting Resolutions for 2009?" OK, so it's a year out of date, but I figure things can't have changed all that much in a year. Here are the results:  two of the more recurrent themes in my own knitting top the list —…