Successful Lace Knitting Month: Favorite Books

Here is a list of knitting books by authors other than me that can take you on an armchair tour of the world. Even if you don’t plant to knit lace in all of these styles, you will enjoy the history and stories about the knitters and their traditions. They’re not all in English, but they all include lots of photos and charts. Read More

Yarn discovery 2011 (#3)

Another 2011 yarn discovery. I found oodles of yarn in Williston, Vermont. I was in Vermont to visit family, but of course I had to scout out at least one yarn shop. The Northeast Fiber Arts Center calls itself a “candy store for knitters, weavers & spinners,” and that is definitely just what it is. Read More

Black Purl Magazine: Turkish Delight for Knitters

My interest in knitting has been kept alive over the years by the almost infinite variety of color, pattern, and texture that is found in collections of knitters and museums around the world. Although I love the smooth, quiet repetition of knitting a rectangular scarf in garter stitch using a luxurious yarn, it is the endless diversity of technique and style that keeps me interested in knitting as more than a way to keep my hands busy while watching TV. Read More