Blocking and caring for hand knit items is important, so today, I want to share tips for maintaing your knitwear, particularly if it’s a piece done in a fine fiber like yak or cashmere. I mean, after all the hard work of making your own creation, why not take the best possible care of it?
It’s hard to believe the last month of summer is winding down already! The great thing about being a knitter, though, is that the drop in temperatures and shortened days means knitting season is here. I know some knitters who only like to knit when it’s cold out, specifically around the winter holidays in many cases, but summer is a… Read more →
Wait. A Thursday Picks of the Week you ask? Well, guys, I’m taking a good ole actual vacation starting tomorrow.
It is so cool that I live in a place where not one, but two friends who are also knitwear designers live. Not only that, they are down to do a YouTube show with me, and even more uniquely, both of these designers, Leah and Allyson, are both putting out independently published, crowd-funded books right now.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention something critical to the design process for my most recent pattern, the Delta Hat. The big difference between the Delta and other patterns I’ve released so far is that this one involves notions – buttons, to be precise. I wouldn’t be me, though, without finding some new and special way to put something unique into the design. In the Delta Hat’s case, it’s the button flap, designed with buttons from Balwen Woodworks.
It’s been a week of rearranging and hardcore weeding my craft room. I have so many craft supplies that I know could be put to better use by my teacher and librarian friends this coming fall that it was high time to put my own librarian skills to use and thoughtfully make my supply stash smaller.
Meet two of the companies helping support Hands Occupied this month!