Friday, February 27, 2009

Knife Pleat Tutorial

This video is an online companion to the pattern given out at the Knitmore Girls' Meet and Greet at Stitches West. Enjoy!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

"She was angel-like, when she swam in the river at night"

Yay! New pattern!

Thanks to the generosity of Miss Jasmin, my yarn patron, I am pleased to bring you "Windfall," currently available over on Ravelry.
Entrelac on steroids, it measures 46" x 46" and knits up quickly.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

"I'm not the man they think I am at home, oh no, no, no, I'm a rocket man, a rocket man buring at his fuse up here alone"

I totally made yarn! And it was fun! I foresee a new fiber addiction coming my way...

Thanks to Miss Jasmin, who lent me her Victoria.

I don't know the color of the roving, but I know it's Crown Mountain.

I've got a job interview today; wish me luck!

Monday, January 05, 2009

"Smells like nothing, back to Beatnik"

I'm about to share the Dydo secret to awesome fringe; you may want to lay down.

Step one: Cut a piece of cardboard, half the height you want your finished fringe.

Step two: Slice a notch in both ends to act as an anchor, kind of like a giant bobbin.

Step three: Slip your yarn end into one notch.

Step four: Wind your yarn completely around the cardboard as many times as you need. For my Montego Bay Scarf, I wrapped that particular piece of cardboard 200 times. I used a sharpie to keep track of how many wraps I had done, marking every 50 wraps, 'cuz I just don't trust my brain to keep track.

Step five: Set this aside until you're ready to attach the fringe.

Step six: Cut along the bottom of the cardboard, releasing all those wraps to their full size fringe glory.

Step seven: Fringe away.