Each skein is an individual work of art. I am creating hand painted and hand dyed yarns and rovings. My sock yarn line is High Society Sock Yarn because it will make your socks look like a million bucks!!
I am a list-maker. I don't make them constantly. I should be making more of them because when I make them (and don't lose them) I get more accomplished. I was thinking about this blog recently. I am not usually one to talk about what I am knitting, photograph my works in progress, or dissect the various processes that are involved in creating knitted things. I plan to do more of that when possible. Sometimes that is not possible particularly if the thing in question is to turn into a pattern.
While thinking about this blog recently I made a list. A list of some of the questions and topics that might make good blog posts. The stuff on this list is in some cases a form of shorthand and in others it is more like a conversation with myself. If you have anything you'd like to add to my list, any comments on any of this, or a particular topic that you would really like to see something on, please leave a comment. I would love a push in some particular direction as to which topic to write about next.
I have also thought about maybe doing some tutorials. Is there a particular technique you would like to know more about? I usually knit continental style but originally learned to "throw the yarn" (holding the yarn in the right hand). I purl "right-handed" except when knitting socks or doing ribbing. For those circumstances, I use the Norwegian Purl. I have done a number of cast-ons and bind-offs, have made sweaters, vests, socks, shawls, rugs, scarves, hats, felted things, knit lace, entrelac, fair isle, colorwork, argyle socks, most of which has been of my own design. As a result, I am becoming quite gifted at ripping and fixing as well. I spin and ply my own yarn with drop spindles, and dye my own yarn too. Anyway, if you haven't seen it offered somewhere else, or need to see someone else do it, let me know. It will give me something to do when I'm not spinning, dyeing, and knitting.
Here's the list of fiber things I have been pondering lately....
Technicalities of pattern software, how to use standard software to show innovative shapes
Test knitting, Anyone?
Favorite stitch patterns
Demos or resources
Things I've learned... From books... From the internet... From people face-to-face...
The generosity of knitters and crafters
You know you shouldn't judge but you know you want to