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Before the Sicssors Leelee: Dog of Wonder

Mon 17 Jan 2011 04:01pm

You see the real subject of this post is Leelee. Leelee the wonder dog. Picked up during a surfing trip to Puerto Rico. Found living in an abandoned car with her 10 siblings who looked nothing like her.

I was going to tell you about swatching, how I knit all my fair isle swatches in the round, on a 32″ long circular needle, Magic Loop style,  a technique I accidentally adopted whilst cooking dinner, talking on the phone and knitting at the same time. And how I like Magic Loop now, though I never liked it when I deliberately tried to learn it. I was going to tell you how I use Magic Loop for swatching marathons, because I don’t lose needles and I can hang the work from my wrist if I’m gesturing during conversation, or clapping at the appropriate moment during local knitwear fashion shows. I wanted to tell you how I’d really like to wear the swatches as-is, like leg warmers, but I have to cut them so they can be photographed.

Clearly, Leelee is far more interesting. A fascinating canine who takes takes her job as home guardian seriously, keeping our field free of wild turkeys and squirrels. She even menaced a moose into running away last summer. She enjoys chasing snowballs and visits from her boyfriend Petey.

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Before the Sicssors Leelee: Dog of Wonder

Mon 17 Jan 2011 04:01pm

You see the real subject of this post is Leelee. Leelee the wonder dog. Picked up during a surfing trip to Puerto Rico. Found living in an abandoned car with her 10 siblings who looked nothing like her.

I was going to tell you about swatching, how I knit all my fair isle swatches in the round, on a 32″ long circular needle, Magic Loop style,  a technique I accidentally adopted whilst cooking dinner, talking on the phone and knitting at the same time. And how I like Magic Loop now, though I never liked it when I deliberately tried to learn it. I was going to tell you how I use Magic Loop for swatching marathons, because I don’t lose needles and I can hang the work from my wrist if I’m gesturing during conversation, or clapping at the appropriate moment during local knitwear fashion shows. I wanted to tell you how I’d really like to wear the swatches as-is, like leg warmers, but I have to cut them so they can be photographed.

Clearly, Leelee is far more interesting. A fascinating canine who takes takes her job as home guardian seriously, keeping our field free of wild turkeys and squirrels. She even menaced a moose into running away last summer. She enjoys chasing snowballs and visits from her boyfriend Petey.

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Swatch Till You Drop

Mon 10 Jan 2011 12:01pm

It’s no secret that I’m swatching. Swatching ’till the cows come home. No time for much of anything else. It will be great for show and tell, plus you’ll be able to get your own copy of them in the fall….

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Squam!!!

Tue 04 Jan 2011 09:01am

Yippee Skipee! I’m teaching at the fabled Squam this year. Holy Canoli I can hardly wait. I’ve always loved summer camp and Squam Arts Workshops is the dreamiest of grown-up summer camps, held on the shores of pristine Squam Lake in New Hamshire. I am looking forward to seeing old friends and meeting new, sharing my skills and learning new ones. There is an amazing line up of teachers,

It will be a bright sunny spot to look forward to, through these remaining months of winter.

I’ve developed a couple of classes just for Squam, Fair Isle Baby Hat and Checkerboard Wristlet; each one inspired by one of my recent travels to the color knitting meccas of Shetland and Peru.

Hope you can join us!

More on my classes Here

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