Friday, October 30, 2015
Master a new skill for gifts that thrill, because there's still time to knit something lovely for the holidays (or yourself)!
Starting today and running through Sunday (11/1/15), get up to 50% off all online video classes at Craftsy, using my affiliate link.
My suggestions: A Giraffe, Save Our Stitches and, of course, my class!
Thursday, October 29, 2015
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
|The messy thing is the scrap I use to test my settings.|
After I started sewing a skirt for myself, my coworkers were all like, um, maybe a really thin knit fabric isn't the best third sewing project? What can I say, I like to live on the edge. Also, I didn't know any better.
My Singer 328K is designed to take two sewing needles, when you want it to. It seems like the natural choice for hemming, and even sewing, most knits. It also gives me two chances, instead of just one, to install a sewing needle backwards, so that adds a little more excitement and mystery when things aren't going all that well.
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
Friday, October 23, 2015
|On the loom.|
I tried two-heddle weaving for the first time! I used two skeins of wool yarn that I picked up at Goodwill and was trying for a twill-like texture.
I think, if the yarn had been less hairy and less willing to stick to itself, the spaces in-between the warp-thread groups would have evened themselves out, more. They did even out with washing, just not all of the way.
I quite like it, anyway. :)
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Monday, October 19, 2015
Friday, October 16, 2015
|This photo is from last year.|
I didn't think it would do me a lot of good to just sell books, as I did last year at the Fall Fiber Festival. So, when they asked if anyone wanted to teach, I jumped at the chance! It's coming up in just a few weeks.
I'm going to teach one of my favorites: Beyond Basic Sock Techniques. It could be called "This is the stuff that makes knitting socks easier, faster and more fun," but that's waaaaay too long!
We decided to keep the classes small - 10 spots. There are two times: 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. That's the same class twice, not a four-hour class broken into blocks. There's a little more information here.
You're supposed to register by contacting me. My email address is on the page I linked to, above. When you email me to sign up, I'll write down your name. You can pay me at the venue. I will be able to take cash, charge or check.
Thursday, October 15, 2015
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
I had a lovely time last weekend talking about knitting, spinning, history and socks!!!! It was the first time the Little Sioux Spinners and Weavers Guild brought a speaker to their annual meeting and it was a total blast. Thank you to all of the wonderful ladies who were great students and an attentive audience.