Little details can transform a simple item into something very special. A tubular bind-off can take a humble 1x1 rib edging and turn it into a finished and sophisticated feature. It sounds tricky and complicated, but is straightforward once you break down the steps. One quick word of warning -- you … [Read more...] about the simple magic of tubular bind-off
Earlier this week, I brought up my current project bin to review and decide what projects were to stay and which were to go. Some of these are personal and some are designing projects. Turns out there were 15 knitting/crochet projects and 3 spindle projects there. There was a surprise -- a braid … [Read more...] about a few current projects
As evidenced by photos and posts over the past few months, I like Happy Fuzzy Yarn. I helped the owner Riin at our industry trade show this past May and after spending three days immersed in her colourful yarns and fibres, I was in love. While I've written a bit about Happy Fuzzy Yarn, I thought I … [Read more...] about Does yarn make you happy?
It's a rare book that leaves me hungry to both cast-on and rush to the bakery, Brioche Chic by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark is one. I have experience knitting basic brioche, but hadn't thought it was really possible to use the technique for anything other than scarves until this book. What is the … [Read more...] about brioche is chic!