Tag: advice

Best Knitting Advice Ever

The most important piece of knitting advice I ever found was in the Holiday ’87 issue of Vogue Knitting. A wonderful knitter wrote a letter to the editor which greatly influenced my knitting success.  This woman’s letter largely influenced how I became a “fearless knitter.” A word of advice to new knitters.  I learned to knit and purl…

Choosing the Right (Sweater) Project

The other week, I was teaching a class and, as usual, at the beginning we went around the table and did introductions.  Often I ask people to give their name, how long they've been knitting, and then some kind of tidbit about their knitting:  maybe their most recent FO, or what they are currently working…

In the Mood

Over at the [Knitting Daily->] blog, they’ve been discussing the design process used by Michelle Rose Orne in her book, Inspired to Knit.  I haven’t gotten the book yet, but Michelle’s description of her design process intrigues me: As a designer for the garment industry for many years, I used … mood or “story boards”…

Of Course You Can!

A little while ago, y’all learned not to ask me a certain question:   What should I knit? And since I didn’t explain in that post what the second-question-I-won’t-answer was, now nobody will talk to me.  So, I guess I’d better clear this up today. The second question I get asked by knitters, which I…