Yarn Farm: Barbara Parry
In late March, the New England landscape softens and greens. The farm comes back to life as the barn and paddocks fill with rollicking lambs sprinting from one end of the barn to the other, practicing their high jumps and ninja kicks. After a long winter, they are a welcome sight. Their arrival signals a fresh start and the beginning of a new season. Read More
Painting Knitted Lace with Dye Linda Whiting
Though knitted lace can stand beautifully on its own, it becomes something even more with the addition of color. Painting
your finished lace with dye can accentuate its pictoral and abstract
elements, alter them, or even suggest new ones. For this introduction
to lace painting, I have chosen several familiar lace patterns from Barbara Walker to illustrate the possibilities. Read More.
In the Steps of Jane Gaugain Kate Davies
the quiet restraint of the Regency buildings that line Edinburgh’s
George Street, you would never guess that a century and a half ago,
this was the scene of a knitting revolution. Read More
Gold and Silver Stitches Rosemary Hill
Swatch It! Clara Parks
Picking Up the Hook: the Path to Crochet
At my local knitting group, a shift seems to have happened, or maybe it is more of a convergence. Three years ago, when I had just arrived, I was somewhat of a novelty as someone who crocheted much more often than I knit. Quietly, slowly, more new members who crocheted arrived and knitters found reasons to pick up hooks. One night Lisa asked me to teach her how to make granny squares. Emily and Heidi joined the group around the same time. They switched effortlessly between hook and needle and would wow us with their crocheted inventions. Hannah learned to crochet a scarf at a charity event. Last winter when even Jennifer couldn’t resist the urge any longer and made a crocheted hat, I knew that change was in full swing.