Last year I had the idea to make a little keepsake pillow as a housewarming gift for my friend who bought her first home in Brooklyn (the same friend who gave me the wonderful German knitting pattern book described in my last post). This friend is a fairly well-recognized photographer of street art and graffiti, … Continue reading My first attempt at charted lettering
Last year I attended my first craft retreat. Though it was organized by Trips for Knitters, there was so much more than just knitting going on. Billed as a "stitch-makers retreat," it was an ideal introduction to craft retreats for me. In the almost week-long stay, each of our days was split in half, with … Continue reading Craft retreats are treats for the crafty
Next week I've got a business trip to California, which will involve a good amount of time in airports and airplanes (I live on the east coast, and quite a distance from a major metro airport at that), so I needed a smallish project to take with me that would involve a) minimal/simple pattern repeats, … Continue reading A new-to-me technique: Two-at-a-time socks
Both of the other crafts I'm interested in would require significant investment of time and money, which would therefore take time and money away from my investment in knitting. I will some day soon try my hand at spinning. I have roving, and I have a drop spindle, and it does look very relaxing and … Continue reading Naknicromo day 30: Crafts you’d like to learn
There really is no favorite type of project I can point to and say that I enjoy doing it more than any other type of project. The main thing for me is to learn something new or try a different technique as much as possible with each new project. I really enjoyed learning entrelac, but … Continue reading Naknicromo day 23: Favorite type of project?