Friend Claire of @15tangerines and @bittyacres came by today... with a favorite pair of gloves. They were sporting a hole... and so I fixed them for her (green is one of her favorite colors; I don't have orange thread). This is the friend who dropped everything to help me the day before my surgery. She deserves a little love back, yes? PS In pic 2, I used the eye end of the tiny needle because it was less likely to split yarn and distort the repair. #menditmarch#ArtAsAnEveryDayAttitude#visiblemending#kitchenerstitch#graftingknitting
This - this makes all the research & teaching worthwhile! It totally made my weekend to see the wizardy in action, and the satisfaction that it bought 😄
That subtle shift in thinking about how we graft isn't always easy to get our heads round but when our brains can see how the stitches are constructed, engineered, it makes such a difference. And when we can understand them, we can graft them. I really can't wait to share more about this! (I'll be teaching this workshop at @woollinndublin)
#regrann @iloknits - This year I took two classes at EYF. The first one was Advanced Kitchener Stitch with @woollywormhead. She introduced a relatively small shift in how we think about the kitchener stitch that makes the biggest difference when you’re grafting something other than stockinette. Mind opening! Wish I could’ve spent a whole weekend grafting with her — three hours just wasn’t enough! I successfully grafted 2x2 rib and 1x1 twisted rib. A game changer I tell you. #woollywormhead#edinyarnfest2018#edinyarnfest#edinburghyarnfestival#edinburghyarnfestival2018#fringefieldbag#knitstagram#kitchenerstitch#eyf2018#grafting#learnitwithwoolly#graftingftw#knittech
All that’s standing between me and this FO is some toe grafting & weaving in ends. I can’t believe how quickly these #mulberrycreamsocks by @buckalooview knit up!
Yarn: #knitpicks Hawthorne Kettle Dyed in Turkish Delight
This cardigan has annoyed me since I made it, about 8-10 years ago as the sleeves were an inch too short! I hated that every time I wore it and it's gone back in the wardrobe time and again, even though I love the yarn and the pattern.
Yesterday I thought, instead of throwing it out why don't I cut off the end of the sleeves, knit an extra inch, reknit the cuffs, and graft them together? So here we are with sleeve number one, partially grafted. I think it'll work! But it's really hard going with this sticky, woolly yarn!
I'll post the finished thing in due course 😄 #kitchenerstitch