Men and Knitting – Out Of The Closet

Some of my favorite knitters (and friends) are men. There is an up tick of men knitters today as noted in this UK article in The Telegraph:  Men’s knitting: is it ‘the new yoga’?

Brandon Mably, a British knitwear designer who runs knitting classes has also noticed a boom in male interest over the past year he says: “I think the stigma of knitting just being a woman’s craft has passed,” he says, pointing to a history of men’s knitting, with many in the army and navy being taught needlework during the war.… Read more

My First Felted Bag – The Unflappable

FELTING

This project started a couple of months ago. What was supposed to be simple I ended up needing help with knitting in the round. See my post Fixing Knitting Mistakes. Today I am so happy with the finished product, from knitting to felting.… Read more

What should I do with these luscious weaves? Japanese fabrics and colors are hard to pass up. Mix and Match for sure or go pure?

  1. Stamped by Ellen Luckett Baker for Kokka
  2. echino ni-co collection by etsuko furuya for Kokka
  3. Oh Deer!
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Warren’s Famous Margarita Recipe

There is nothing better than a good tasty Margarita on a hot afternoon. Below is Warren’s Famous Margarita recipe. For a heftier drink add more ingredients in equal proportion. 4 oz. of tequila may be a good starting point.

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Relieve Your Knitting Nightmares and Fix Mistakes

My goal is to prevent knitting mistakes which I would imagine is true for most knitters. It amazes me how I can carefully follow the pattern directions and later realize I have done it all wrong. These cause my knitting nightmares and I will not  rest until they are fixed.… Read more

Map of Northwest Local Yarn Stores

This is a tour map of Local Yarn Stores in the pacific northwest. They have an annual tour but you can do it anytime on your own. I am amazed by the number of yarn stores in the area.… Read more

Pictures and information about the Berkeley Botanical Gardens. Also learn about the upcoming Fiber and Dye Event and Workshops.

In order to be creative you have to be active.
Betsy Hershberg

Today I took Betsy Herschberg knitting with beads class at StitchesWest. Bead Knitting Sampler with nine different techniques for adding beads to your knitting.

Less than one week to go before StitchesWest can’t wait. Hope to see you or meet you there.

@bogiebogie has a great blog post on where to get information about #stitcheswest. Organization is better than the official website I have referred to it many times. … Read more

Emerald – Pantone Color of the Year

Emerald is Pantone color #17-5641

The January Knit News from Vogue Knitting has 8 beautiful emerald yarns to pick from.

  1.  Artyarns Beaded Silk
  2.  Madelinetosh’s Tosh Chunky in Malachite
  3. Classic Elite Yarns’ Alpaca Sox in Emeralds
  4.  Blue Sky Alpacas Sport Weight in Emerald
  5. Berroco’s machine-washable Vintage in Mistletoe.
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