Houndstooth is one of those patterns that seems to make a resurgence every few years, and this fall it’s back in full force. Like plaid, it’s a classic that can look prim or punk, depending on the rest of the outfit. I’ve been seeing it in oversize scales, non-traditional fabrics and colors, and grungy versions [...]
Recently I received a review copy of The Knitster: 20 Patterns for Hip Knitters, which comes out next week. If you’re knitting for a hipster man (or are a male knitter), this might be the book for you. Although many of [...]
Yesterday I finally finished the scarf I’ve been working on for the last month. I’ve been joking that by the time I finished it, it would be too warm to wear it, but I was actually legitimately worried about that. Fortunately, while spring is on its way, I think I’ll be able to find plenty [...]
Lately I’ve been on a knitting kick, which I’m going to blame entirely on the snowy winter we’ve been having here. Just my luck to move to Boston in an especially harsh year. When it’s cold and wet outside and you don’t need to go out, snuggling in front of a movie with some knitting [...]
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