Category Archives: Reviews

TKGA Book Review #2 – Little Red in the City

Hi folks. I haven’t actually dropped off the face of the Earth. I have finally written another book review for the TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program Level II, so here it is: Little Red in the City by Ysolda Teague … Continue reading

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As if I’m an expert…

…I’ve decided to tackle the book reviews next, since I have a few knitting books lying about that I’ve been meaning to read since they entered the house. Here is my review of: 10 Secrets of the Laid Back Knitters: … Continue reading

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The party’s over…

…so back to the buttonholes.  An uninspiring photo, but: It’s a vertical band; the photo is sideways!  Next up: buttonhole spacing in a horizontal band.  I will be using the calculator just released from Knitting Software – ButtonWizard for iPhone.  I … Continue reading

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Queue Explosion

Darn you, Knitscene, isn’t my Ravelry queue long enough?  I generally hate “summer knitting” – all those lacy tops real women can’t wear without flashing nipples, scarves meant for “chilly summer nights” (where do they have these??).  “Summer cardigans” to … Continue reading

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Cable insanity

Well, I discovered (the hard way, of course) what the TKGA Masters of the Universe were angling at when they required that the cable swatches be no larger than 7 x 10″ but include at least 2 multiples and 3 … Continue reading

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A Glimpse of Comfort

This arrived in my mailbox today.  It’s a skein of Three Irish Girls McClellan Fingering in the colorway Glimpse.  This is a very special colorway.  The amazing Sharon the Yarnista created this colorway in honor of a mutual online friend … Continue reading

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Nudibranchs!

This is totally fun: A Good Yarn  (https://www.agoodyarnsarasota.com), a yarn shop in Florida, has commissioned yarn colorways based on photographs of sea life.  Three Irish Girls made a colorway based on this  photo of Dusky Nembrotha Nudibranchs. How cool is … Continue reading

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To a “T”…and a bunny

It’s a tiny little t-shirt!  It’s a snow angel!  It’s…Swatch #6! Swatch #6 (TKGA Master Hand Knitting Program Level II) mimics what you do when you attach a drop-shoulder sleeve to the body of the sweater.  You have to seam … Continue reading

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No, don’t throw me in that cashmere patch!

I don’t know about you, but I have noticed a rise in the number of cashmere-blend hand-dyed sock yarns recently.  As far as I can tell, this falls into the category of Good Things, especially since, for the most part, … Continue reading

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In which I reveal that I can’t count to 30

Arrrrgh, Constant Reader.  I blithely knit up the seed stitch swatches for seaming.  I seamed them.  Twice.  Each time, I was a row off at the end.  I finally sat back and recounted the rows, and the little buggers Did. … Continue reading

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