Tag: VK

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…

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…

Knitting Jargon on the Interwebs

Yesterday at the LYS, I took part in a discussion about SABLE. What, you never heard of SABLE?  You might even be a member of SABLE! SABLE stands for "Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy".  A person becomes a member of this group when she owns more yarn than she can reasonably expect to knit in…

Kitchener, Smitchener

Well, I’m sure both of you have done Kitchener stitch, or grafting, in the usual way:  it involves a tapestry needle, at least one reference book, and some quiet time alone — not to mention gnashing of teeth. Wanna try another way? But first, a warning:  for those who openly mock my habit of collecting…

Hmph. About Time!

Here’s a quote from the latest Vogue Knitting email:   Introducing the VK360° Vogue Knitting Holiday 2008 is now officially on sale…and on video! This issue, we decided to put every project up on the big screen—due in large part to all of your positive feedback (thanks VK readers!). It seems they have started posting…