Category: Misc Design Studio

  • The Lost Knits File Series Part One

    Finish or Frog Projects from the WIP pile. Not every project is a winner. There. I’ve said it. I have a number of projects that I’ve started and abandoned in the hopes of SOME DAY. Some of these cast aside projects are over 10 years old. They take up physical space. Some of them emotional […]

  • Organizing Creativity

    Some things I try with varying degrees of success. I try REALLY hard to organize my thoughts. The operative word is try. I haven’t been able to find a usable catchall solution for all the creative ideas I have. Brain dump notebooks from my 20s came close: part diary, part fictional chaos, my homework assignments, […]

  • 60-Minute Cowl

    Greetings! It is currently January 3rd. Perhaps you have entered the doldrums of winter, where the only thing you look forward to is spring. Despair not my friends, I have brought you a quick and easy crochet cowl to brighten your day! Depending on your speed, you can literally complete this in about an hour. […]

  • New Knitters

    One would assume that knitting, like other new skills, would have road map to proficiency. Spoiler: it doesn’t. As a teacher I provide the basic skills of the craft: cast-on, knit, purl, bind-off. At the end of 2.5 hours I bid my fledgling knitters a fond adieu, to fend for themselves. Sure I invite them […]

  • These socks look like they are made for a giant.

    For the last few days I’ve been working on knitting up a sample sock for a class I’m teaching in March/April 2020. Knitting the sample so far in advance allows me to work out any errors in the pattern provided, identify ambiguous language, and brainstorm potential issues and solutions for my students. In this instance, […]