[13 May 2011 | 8 Comments | 6,022 views]
bee-hind

Last spring, I joined up with two quilting bees. One, a bee with my KBC gals. The other, a whack of Twitter pals who all wanted to Bee it up.
Basically the way an online quilting bee works is that each person is assigned a month. When it’s your month, you pick a quilting block that everyone will make and then you mail each person in the group a bundle of your chosen fabrics to work up a couple blocks. (usually two, KBeeC does three.) Each person then has a month …

[26 Apr 2011 | 9 Comments | 46,796 views]
in a post-apocalyptic future, I’ll look fabulous

Amy Herzog is genius, did you know that? When Stitchy and I  were planning the sci-fiber chapter of Knitting it Old School, we ganged up on Amy and told her that she needed to design our Barberella / Planet of the Apes / Matrix-y sweater in the style of the future past. She resisted at first, but it’s almost impossible to say no to us. (We’re so charming!) Plus it was mostly just math, and Amy loves math. Thus was born the Apocalypta sweater.

The yarn is Berroco Seduce, which is …

[22 Apr 2011 | No Comment | 23,257 views]
making good friday better since 2011

Or something like that.
The shop is updated! Heaps of Biggie Boxbags this go ’round too. Woo!

Enjoy your weekend!

[27 Mar 2011 | 66 Comments | 357,104 views]
easiest knitted sweater zipper install ever

One of the more dreaded knitting finishing techniques is installing a zipper. I admit it, I’ve never been a fan either. There are multiple helpful zipper tutorials out there, and I’ve used a few of them. I always came back with the same issue though; you lay out the sweater, you center the zipper underneath and try to baste in the zipper. The problem is as soon as you pick up a piece of knitted fabric, it does what knitted fabric does. It stretches and drapes and wiggles out of …

[25 Mar 2011 | 6 Comments | 6,307 views]
come ON, spring

I have so many things in the works behind the scenes. I still have 5 knitting FOs to blog. I upgraded my camera. I bought a knitting machine. I changed the way I’m approaching sewing for the shop. I’m waiting on a giant shipment of zippers. I have tutorials half written. I just seem to be spinning my wheels a little. I’m pretty sure I’m lagging behind because it’s March and it’s Spring. AND IT EFFING SNOWED YESTERDAY. Seriously. I’m over Winter, officially.

Let’s see if we can’t shove off the …