Category Archives: TKGA Masters Program

Pick up artist

Okay, this is so not about dating.  TKGA Level II, Swatch #23 is “picking up stitches.”  Amazingly, I learned something new right away.  I have always picked up stitches along a bind-off one stitch in each bound-off stitch.  WRONG!  (Shades … Continue reading

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Slip sliding away…

…time seems to be slip sliding away from me, and it’s over a week since I posted.  Oops.  Well, I was away for three of those days, but the rest is my fault.  I finished a project and am eager to … Continue reading

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Spacing Out (buttonholes)

The buttonholes are spaced.  The issue is not where to put them, but how to explain it. This is 2011.  In order to space 4 buttonholes evenly across a 35-stitch horizontal band, I turned to my (hopefully) trusty new iPod … 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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The fiddly bits

Is there anything fiddlier in knitting than buttonholes?  We want them neat and tidy, evenly spaced, and the right size for our chosen buttons.  Then when the garment is buttoned, we can’t see them at all (unless they gap horribly, … Continue reading

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Master of my (cable) domain

Cable flare?  Feh! I’m digging this, even though it took a lot of swatching to accomplish.  I’m not so sure I like my increase at the bottom left of the left-hand cable, but in general this turned out pretty well. … Continue reading

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What is the sound of one needle knitting?

Has this happened to you? Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit -measure-.  Sigh.  Knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit knit -measure-.  Sigh.  Knit knit knit -measure-. Groan.  Knit knit knit knit  knit knit … Continue reading

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Moth hysteria and more cables

Miss Curly Top came in from playing at the neighbors’ house, carrying a plastic beach bucket with a mesh lid.  “What’s that?” I asked.  “It’s not ours.”  “Yes, I know,” she replied.  “My friend said I could keep the moth … 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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Kamikaze robin

My house is under attack.  I have only managed to get one photo of the demented culprit: Hard to tell from the back, but it’s a robin.  This demented avian has been repeatedly flying at our windows and pecking, for … Continue reading

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