Tag: mohair

Vintage Patterns for Classic Style

I love, love, LOVE old knitting books. Old VKs are a fave, but I’ll thumb through just about anything. (And I have the overflowing bookshelf in my studio to prove it.) Often you can find a stitch pattern, a silhouette, or a detail that will spark an idea.  Also, looking at vintage styles is a…

There, I Fixed It

OK, I'll be the first to admit that the last post was perhaps a bit premature.  Hey, I was excited to have gotten something finished. Thus it was that, after really looking at the difference between my clown-like collar and the original collar, I decided to go back and take a look at the instructions…

Green Mohair FO

Finally, I got something finished! These pics were taken before I washed and blocked it, and the sleeves seemed a little on the short side at the time — but fortunately I was able to block them out a little longer.  😀 This is a sweater I started last summer during the top-down sweater class. …

Fun with M***c Balls

OK, so you know I don't like to use the "m" word when it comes to knitting, because KNITTING is not actually MAGIC. But a few weeks ago, in my "what-I-want-to-knit-this-year" list, I mentioned a yarn-usage technique that is often known as the "magic ball".  Because this isn't actually a knitting technique so much as…

My Knitting Wish List for 2010

Hey, I finally put together a list for What I Want to Knit This Year! Yeah, well, so what if it's mid-February? This idea has been kind of nagging at me for a month or so — but what finally prompted me to get it down on paper was an incident last week, when Linda…