During a recent jaunt to an antiques/junk shop here in Anchorage, I stumbled onto an intriguing sweater from the past… I didn’t get the sleeves in the picture, but the word “Alaska” is knit down each sleeve. The front, which has a zipper and two little knit-in pockets, has an intarsia husky head and an… Continue reading History’s Mystery Sweater
For a long time, I resisted shawls as a knitting project option. Other knitters were working away at them, sometimes quite a lot of them. I saw the patterns on Ravelry and in the magazines, and sometimes would even stop to look longingly at them before deciding to pass. More recently, I have grown to… Continue reading We All Shawl Down
For the past couple of weeks, I have had a few projects in the works that were sort of black holes of knitting efforts. I knit and knit and knit and knit, and there didn’t seem to be any less yarn, and I was still nowhere close to done. Then finally, I broke away from… Continue reading What’s on the Needles Now?
In order to have a successful road trip, you need to do some careful planning. Emergency supplies and good snacks are a given. Music, directions, plans – all of these can be helpful. We crafters have one other step to take before hitting the road – proper project selection. So what does make a good… Continue reading Road Trip!