Milk yarn? How does that work? (Part 1)

Tweet A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fondle a swatch of Milky Whey (by Kollage) made from milk and soy yarns.  YUM!  It provided instant finger delight  (I made a mental note to try it as soon as I get a couple projects off of my needles) but.. milk yarn?  How does […]

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Yarn Hank, Skein or Ball?

Tweet Not long ago I was asked why some yarn is sold in hanks, some in skeins and some in balls.  The only answer I could proffer at the time was that it must depend upon the manufacturer but I couldn’t let it go with that.  Somewhere in the recesses, I thought I recalled a […]

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Color Inspiration

Tweet Recognizing that inspiration can come in all manner of form, there is inspirational  technique with which I had not previously connected; that of color.  A short while ago I wrote about having attended a class at Stitches West that opened my eyes to a new way of looking at colors in general and combining […]

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Stunning Lace Shawl in Red

Tweet There are shawls and then there are shawls.  Can you believe this glorious one in red lace?  (It brings to mind what the “lady in red” could have been wearing).  Yes, it was hand knit by one of our subscribers (Lowell). (In addition, you can see a larger version in the gallery.) Lowell selected […]

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Knitter’s paradise

Tweet It’s about the most fun a knitter can have without actually knitting.  Stitches West 2010 has now come and gone however, the memories and pain remain, at least for today.   My first day there, I spent an entire 8 hours on my feet wandering from booth to booth in an endless sea of yarn, […]

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Stitches West!

Tweet The Stitches West knitting conference is now less than a month away.  Are you planning to go?  If you haven’t experienced Stitches, it’s not too late to put it on your calendar for a visit or for that matter, to sign up for knitting classes. It’s truly a great resource for meeting fellow knitters, […]

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