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As Seen on TV

Written on October 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm, by

This fall has been such a whirlwind, I feel like I haven’t really had time to pull up a chair and chat! Or even respond to the comments and questions that are coming in. Case in point: The lovely yarn shown here: From left to right: Woolen Rabbit Sporty Kashmir, in “Man Cave Blue” (I  Continue Reading

Blocking your 3D sweater

Written on September 12, 2013 at 2:06 pm, by

Thank you all so very much for your wonderful response to my last post. It’s an exciting time, and I’m thrilled to share it with you. I’m going to be posting some tutorials on the “extras” that come along with knitting. (I started with a post on swatching, a little over a week ago.) Today’s  Continue Reading


Written on September 10, 2013 at 8:57 pm, by

I have a new job. Or more to the point, I don’t have an old job anymore. Though I may not have mentioned it often in this space, I’ve never exactly hidden the fact that I have a day job, either. I’ve been working, these past 15 years, as a researcher (first) and then a  Continue Reading

Silly procrastination

Written on September 1, 2013 at 3:58 pm, by

Your comments on my “making sweaters easy” post are super exciting to me. I’m so glad to hear your thoughts, keep them coming! Today, something from the “what it’s really like in Amy’s house” files: When life gets incredibly busy, I tend to want to make progress on lots of big ideas, rather than focus  Continue Reading

Swatching: Why You Wanna.

Written on August 29, 2013 at 8:22 pm, by

I know, I know. You don’t wanna swatch. I’ve heard it all before, truly. (I’ve felt it all before! Truly!) But let me take a moment to make a heartfelt plea on behalf of the humble swatch. There are three things you need to know about swatches. Swatching is easy. Truly, it is. It takes  Continue Reading

Wednesday is the new Monday

Written on August 7, 2013 at 11:41 pm, by

Did I say I’d be back on Monday with details on how I modified Triangled? Hah hah, that’s so funny. Obviously, erm, I must have meant today. (Sorry about that.) When last we left off, you were leaving wonderful comments that I think I’ve now responded to on my Fashion Friday post. In which I  Continue Reading

Anticipating Fall

Written on July 31, 2013 at 12:57 am, by

What’s that, you say? It’s 90F where you are? You’re at the beach? You’re still languishing in hot summer nights, ice cubes clinking in your glass, a crisp schedule blown to the winds? (Unless you’re in the Southern Hemisphere, in which case, you’re thinking “Are you crazy? Bring on the WOOL!”) Well, most of those  Continue Reading

Sweaters and Software

Written on July 24, 2013 at 12:03 pm, by

I had a wonderful time teaching at The Knitting Boutique this past weekend. (Check back at their site in a couple of weeks, they have something super exciting coming up!) It was just the kind of distraction I needed. I love, love, love teaching classes. The connection with students, the conversations we have about things  Continue Reading

Where I am

Written on July 15, 2013 at 6:56 pm, by

First off, it looks like I’m going to be knitting something in deep teal next, which is brilliant because I love both the yarn and the design I have planned for it. The splendid Leigh has won the contest; Leigh, I’ll be contacting you about color choice and sending some very nice sock yarn your  Continue Reading

Who is the Fairest of them all?

Written on July 8, 2013 at 11:54 am, by

I’d be mightily surprised if ever there were a more jumbled blog post. It’s been hot as blazes here, as my dad would say, and my brain is well and thoroughly scrambled. (I think I’m missing some fundamental bit of genetics that allows a person to deal when the thermometer registers over 90 F. The  Continue Reading