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Colorwork Tee Progress

Progress I’m pleased to report that progress is being made on the colorwork tee design I’m working on.  Fabric is taking shape! The Sweater Here is the back of the sweater so far, designed using information garnered from the swatch discussed in What I Learned from the Swatch.  Soon the sweater will transition into the Espresso […]

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What I Learned from the Swatch

A Design Idea and the Right Yarn I’ve been dreaming of designing a top-down colorwork short-sleeved sweater, filling my Pinterest boards with images and colors that inspire me.  In the spring, I found all the colors I was looking for in a certain yarn line, only to discover that the yarn was spun too tightly for […]

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My Sense of Direction Mitts – A Look into the Design Process

My Sense of Direction Mitts is a good candidate for looking into the design process, as I can directly connect many of its design features with a specific influence or inspiration.  I am approaching this as an observer of my own particular experience in design. The Conversation In April 2014, I was working on this design, the […]

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A Fairy Godmother’s Tale

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Taking the Plunge

And so it is time to take the plunge and finally start writing…about the creative process, which I find fascinating and in which I also participate.  And about knitting, that wonderful expression of color, texture, fiber, love.  How little I knew when my sister Kathy taught me to knit some 8 or 9 years ago that I would fall in […]