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I had great ambition to try lots of new stitch patterns I found in some books I took out from the library . . .

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April Knitting?

I could blame my lack of knitting these past few weeks on the gorgeous spring weather in central Illinois, and the nice weather is part of it.

The Week in Knitting

This week I'm going to report out my WIPs from smallest to largest. My smallest project of the week? I've continued to work on my travel napkins--grey and yellow this week. I currently have a grey I-cord on the needles for the yellow serviette with a grey pouch. _______________________________________ The next project from the I-cord... Continue Reading →

Knitting Update

Posting on what I was knitting last week was so much fun, I decided to do it again. This has been a week of knitting travel-napkins/serviettes. I am procrastinating writing up the pattern because it's really challenging to describe how to move from knitting the background of the napkin to using double knitting to add... Continue Reading →

Just Knittin’

A few weeks ago, I spent many hours on Stitchfiddle designing and then knitting up a double knitting "swatch" that will be part of a cowl. My first draft was orange and grey, though the grey looks a little tan in the pictures. I am happy with the piece overall.  I felt like the larger... Continue Reading →

Fashion Show

Whenever trying on clothes with my mom or a friend, we'd call it a fashion show. It's fun showing off new things once in a while. Today I asked a friend to come over to take some pictures for my Ravelry Project Page and for a cowl pattern I'm going to be publishing super-soon. It... Continue Reading →

Interpreting Feedback

I love requesting feedback. What better way to see how your work is received than by asking straight out? More often than not, though, if I'm not real specific with my questions or sometimes even when I am, I get feedback that, for me, is difficult to act upon.  I typically have to journal about... Continue Reading →

Creativity = Putting Things Together

I used to think that creativity meant starting with nothing and making it into something, like having a blank canvas and creating a beautiful painting or starting with nothing but a blob of clay and sculpting it into a masterpiece. I know now that artists don't start with nothing; even if they are just starting... Continue Reading →

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