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Naomi Parkhurst
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Fiber arts lover and peripatetic reference librarian. Information dilettante.
Fiber arts lover and peripatetic reference librarian. Information dilettante.

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Norah Gaughan is well known for her cable designs, so it’s a delight to have a book that is a combination of a stitch dictionary and a guide to her cable design process.

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Last year, I made a colorwork chart for World Wide Knit in Public Day; this year I made a lace design. These are part of my series of stitch patterns I’m making for what I call “geek holidays” (which obviously includes knitting, to my mind).

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I’m pleased to say that I have a pattern in Knitty! Longwing is a double garter stitch crescent shawl with two chevrons inserted in the middle. The result sometimes reminds me of part of a star shape, but more often makes me think of a butterfly’s wings.…

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The word of the month is Paradise, suggested by Nyriis on Patreon. This version is encoded in base 8. I usually develop a complicated knitting stitch pattern for each word, but I also like to provide a basic chart for any craft that’s worked on a grid:…

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This month, the random number generator chose paradise, suggested by Nyriis. I’m really pleased with how this turned out, despite (or perhaps because of) the unexpected owls. Each month, my Patreon backers have the chance to suggest words for me to encode…

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This is the third and final part of my very basic series about how to use a stitch pattern. Here are the first two: The parts of a stitch pattern. Using gauge to figure out how many stitches to cast on. Stitches in stitch dictionaries are usually written…

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So Comcast stuffs the FCC's comments box, get caught, try's to cover it up, then the Streisand effect kicks in.... Please forward this.

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Several years ago, I was playing around with combining knitting and crochet, and I hit upon a way of doing so that made me really happy. I was going to write more about it “later”, but then my wrist stopped allowing me to do crochet, and “later” never…

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I wrote recently about a start for a top-down triangular shawl I’d come up with, but there’s another that I’ve used in several shawl designs (most of them not yet published): modified disappearing loop. You can see it in use in Sycamore Creek.…

So it's been a while since I really posted, and I wanted to search for one of my old posts.

Tell me, is one of the many things Google+ has ruined the search feature? I could swear I used to be able to search within my own posts...
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