Category Archives: TKGA Masters Program

A knitting crossroads

I am in the home stretch of The Sweater That Would Not Be Finished. I have one sleeve-and-side seam to complete. The burning question comes to mind: what next? I have SO MANY choices. I could finish a few other … Continue reading

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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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Mitten, mitten, who’s got the mitten?

I think that The Mitten is done.  I still need to write up whatever-it-is-that-must-be-written-up about it, but the knitting is done (it still needs a blocking, however):  I went back to my original color scheme, went up a needle size … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Fun – take 3

I think I have mentioned that I hate The Mitten.  I may be making friends with it now though.  I’m working it again (that’s mitten #3 for those keeping score), this time going up a needle size for the fair … Continue reading

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The Mitten of Oppression

TKGA Level 2: Fair Isle Mitten.  Such annoying words.  I have now knit this mitten twice, and I still don’t really like it.  I’m trying to convince myself to submit this mitten, but I’m not too sure it will pass … Continue reading

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Fair Isle Frustration

Well, I ripped back the central color work portion (the black and green looked okay to me) and reknit it on double-pointed needles.  I appear to have gauge (I’ll see for sure after it’s done blocking), and I think it … Continue reading

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Having kittens about mittens

Perhaps you have guessed that I’m not 100% thrilled with my colorwork mitten for the TKGA Level II Hand Knitting Program.   I am not a huge fan of stranded knitting, although I certainly have been moved to endure it … Continue reading

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The Wrath of Yarn

I know you’ve been eagerly awaiting my decision about what part of the TKGA Level II Program to tackle next (all 3 of you).  The answer is…the mitten!  I actually have 4 colors of Plymouth Galway, the yarn specified in … Continue reading

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Swatchy goodness

I have completed the last swatch of the TKGA Level II Hand Knitting Program: inset pocket. The next step is…what?  My choices are the “history of knitting” report, the book reviews, the argyle sock, the vest, and the mitten.  Since … Continue reading

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