Tag: mohair

Nothing to Say?

Ya know, it’s hard to blog when the things you are doing are (a) things that you can’t write about or (b) boring. In the second category lately are many administrative things, like setting up fall class schedules and working on websites.  The good news is, the Polar Bear Patterns site is coming along nicely…

Joining Yarn

Hoo boy, it's been a while since I posted a good, solid, technical article. (Just in case you are wondering — yes, this does mean that my personal UFOlympics are sort of at a standstill.  I've spent a lot of time working on #5, the Rowan vest:  trying to figure out how to trim out…

Third Time’s A Charm!

If you think waaaaay back, you might remember a few issues I had while trying to make some felted slippers for myself. Of course, these were not just your garden variety felted slippers.  No, I had to make it harder than that.  My goal was to replicate my dearly beloved, but quite elderly, pink furry bunny slippers:  Hip and Hop. I had…

Nutcracker Sweet, Part 8 – finishing up

Wow, what a difference a couple of weeks makes!  Here’s what’s happened since we last saw our friend, the Nutcracker sweater… Bodice knitting:  finished. FI panel:  about a million ends woven in. Hems & facing:  sewn down.  Stitching down the hem took a while, because it had to be redone a couple of times to get…

Nutcracker Sweet, Part 5 – the fit of the bodice

Or to put it another way, the Turn of the Screw.  Emphasis squarely on the word "screw". Because get ready, kids — here’s where it all falls apart.  Or at least it gets a whole lot more complicated.  Turns out I picked a real doozy to start off the Playing Lessons with…!  But let’s not get…