If I happen to see you at Yarn Over and drag you into a corner and ask you to give me 15 words on what excites you, please play along – I’d appreciate it!
Here’s a brief tutorial on mistressing* a satin stitch flower which can easily become a pansy (or a rose, or daisy, or some other flower!)
A bit about the yarn acquisition portion of a commissioned hand knit/crocheted design – enjoy!
Nothing special – nobody’s birthday, nothing very interesting happening, but it just seems like it will be a good, hard working day. My horoscope agrees! Virgo’s Horoscope (Aug 23 – Sep 22) by Rick Levine Friday, February 15, 2013 – You’re operating within your intellectual comfort zone today and you are confident because you know…
Submitting designs to a magazine is a time consuming process. Every designer is different, but for me most of the work is research; looking up current fashion trends, experimenting with stitch patterns to create fabric with the right drape, spending time looking at compelling images from nature, science, the arts – anything that can get my mind moving.
I can’t say that I’ll do the retreat again – my own energy level was so poor that I felt guilty when I’d have to go lay down for a rest – but if I do, there’s no way I can do it without Kathleen and London!
Most tech editors I work with are the unsung hero(ines) of any knitting publication, making patterns readable and usable by knitters and getting little more than grief and headaches for their hard work!
So here’s the thing, you can WIN a one year subscription to Knit Edge (3 issues) which will be available for download just by leaving a comment and telling me WHAT you would most like to see in a knitting magazine that you’re not seeing now.
I’ve been feeling SO old, so worn out, so sick and aching and feeling SO sorry for myself (not on purpose, I’ve been trying hard to shake it!) It’s about time I moved ahead.
I’ve set up a Kickstarter page to garner support with a range of rewards for pledging. It’s exciting, and very nerve wracking, to watch the pledges grow and realize that I am required to produce a high quality volume to live up to expectations!