One Way to Adapt a Sweater Pattern to Your Gauge [2/15/16]
This is a video article that takes you step-by-step through the process of adapting a pattern to suit you.
Why you’re frustrated with gauge and why it’s good news
This explains to you why you almost never get the gauge the pattern calls for and why that’s OK.
Patterns are Guidelines, not Gospel
Patterns are guidelines, not gospel, and I didn’t pull that idea out of a hat.
You want me to pay for YouTube?!?!
YouTube Red. What is it and why is it, and what does it mean for you?
How do you use YouTube? Seriously.
YouTube is a game-changer. How we access how-to information now is profoundly different from how we accessed it 10 years ago. Weigh on on how it has changed your life.
Understanding Yarn Weight (It’s the vocabulary)
There are three words we use to describe yarn “weight” that have more than one meaning. A video can explain it.
The Good News is the Bad News
It’s always that way isn’t it? There are advantages and disadvantages to almost everything in life . . . two sides to every coin.
The Beautiful Daughter a Year Later
Because so many of you have been kind enough to ask about her, I wanted to share my correspondence with Beautiful Daughter with you.
Gutenberg, Google and Beyond
Johannes Gutenberg was the guy who introduced printing with movable type to Europe in 1439. He is more important to who you are today than your great-to-the-25th-power grandmother who lived at the same time . . .
I Don’t Often Scream and What’s in it for You
1) 1967, February: Mosher-Jordan Residence Hall, University of Michigan, 5th floor. Sunday afternoon. Homework done. Sun streaming in. Dust motes drift. Having a dreamy phone talk with my boyfriend. A bat hops out from under my bed. Toward me. . . .
Cheryl’s (Locally Famous) Blackberry Cobbler Recipe
QUICK! Download this while the berries are rampant. Pick them. Freeze them. Mash them. Bake cobbler with them. Serve it warm with vanilla ice cream and become a neighborhood potluck legend.
Your Knitting Self and Dr. Seuss
After reading (more than once) 24 pages of micro-print and playing around in Excel, I have learned some things about you and your yarn habits.