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When I was at my knitting group yesterday, I showed someone how to join cotton yarn using this method, and the knitters around me all said whaaaaat? and so I thought I should post about it.
When I was at my knitting group yesterday, I showed someone how to join cotton yarn using this method, and the knitters around me all said whaaaaat? and so I thought I should post about it.
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This month’s Patreon-funded stitch pattern is based on the word hibernate, suggested by +B. Maura Townsend.  Sometimes I wish I could hibernate at this time of year, but it really is a good time for knitting. It is large and elaborate, and I like the way there’s…
This month's Patreon-funded stitch pattern is based on the word hibernate, suggested by Maura. Sometimes I wish I could hibernate at this time of year, but it really is a good time for knitting. I...
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Somehow, the more I hang around other knitters, the more I end up with bags of random skeins from yarn swaps (very casual affairs: bring yarn you don’t want any more, take yarn you like, anything left goes to the reuse shop that sells lots of craft…
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Some people like having a huge stash as design inspiration, but it's not how my mind usually works. (Which is why I'm running with it right now, since apparently I'm designing with stash busting in mind.)
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Last year I made a stitch pattern for 2015 using the digits of the year as the basis for the design. I had so much fun doing it that I thought I’d do it again. Happy New Year! May the year ahead be peaceful and content, with lots of time for knitting or…
Last year I made a stitch pattern for 2015 using the digits of the year as the basis for the design. I had so much fun doing it that I thought I'd do it again. Happy New Year! May the year ahead be...
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Frost: a free lace knitting stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers.

Each month my Patreon backers suggest words for me to use as the basis for designing a knitting stitch pattern; this month’s word is Frost, suggested by Nim. I encoded the letters as numerals in base 9, then laid them out on a grid to make a knitting…
Each month my Patreon backers suggest words for me to use as the basis for designing a knitting stitch pattern; this month's word is Frost, suggested by Nim. I encoded the letters as numerals in ba...
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+Harena Atria I do too. 
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Nim Teasdale has just released a gorgeous shawl design with another of my stitch patterns. (I love it when designers use my stitches.)
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There are times when a particular effect in knitting is best accomplished by adding in some extra stitches – these are the steek – reinforcing those stitches, and then cutting up the middle of the extra stitches. Many modern knitters have an almost…
There are times when a particular effect in knitting is best accomplished by adding in some extra stitches - these are the steek - reinforcing those stitches, and then cutting up the middle of the ...
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Hehehehe, maybe! Though, I think removing the worry of a pair of mitts being lost in the process lifts a lot of the terror ;)
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Each month, my supporters on Patreon suggest a word for me to encode as charts; I make one knitting stitch and one chart for any craft that uses graph paper charts. This month’s word is hibernate.
Each month, my supporters on Patreon suggest a word for me to encode as charts; I make one knitting stitch and one chart for any craft that uses graph paper charts. This month's word is hibernate.
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Pretty, reminds me of a butterfly.
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So I posted this on Twitter this month: The difficulty of having made stitch markers from loops of waste yarn: remembering not to knit the stitch markers. — Naomi Parkhurst (@naogannet) January 14, 2016 (Fair warning: my Twitter has politics and other…
So I posted this on Twitter this month: The difficulty of having made stitch markers from loops of waste yarn: remembering not to knit the stitch markers. — Naomi Parkhurst (@naogannet) January 14,...
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I tend not to be one for using specialized row counters with my knitting – it’s true that they help other people, and I’m glad of that, but they generally don’t fit in the flow of things for me. If there’s a stitch pattern, I read my knitting to see where…
I tend not to be one for using specialized row counters with my knitting - it's true that they help other people, and I'm glad of that, but they generally don't fit in the flow of things for me. If...
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Each month, my Patreon backers suggest words for me to encode into charts to use in arts and crafts. I make one into a knitting stitch (usually lace), and make another chart for crafts in general. This month’s word, suggested by Nim, is Frost, which I…
Each month, my Patreon backers suggest words for me to encode into charts to use in arts and crafts. I make one into a knitting stitch (usually lace), and make another chart for crafts in general. ...
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I don't necessarily add people back automatically; I'm more likely to add you if I know you from elsewhere. 

To new folks finding me: I don't just post about handcrafts, but also link to news and political posts I find interesting as well as sciencey stuff and things that amuse me. I am a progressive, liberal Democrat and post accordingly. Nor do I segregate my politics by only posting it for a single circle. (What I do limit tends to be more personal events or private thinking.) 

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I make soap, and lipbalms, and things from yarn!

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