I was making a what now?

September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

I’m usually pretty good at learning from past mistakes. One of the few that I just seem doomed to repeat is putting a project aside “just for a bit — certainly not long enough to forget where I am” and picking it up 3 months years later only to discover that I have no freaking clue what is going on with the pattern. If I even still have the pattern. If you’re like me (please tell me I’m not the only one who does this), you might find these nifty tips I wrote about for the Lion Brand Notebook helpful.

Enjoy Last Week’s Chart-onay?

August 9, 2011 § Leave a comment

Here, have another glass! Over at the Lion Brand blog again, some tips and tricks for working with charts (since I know you’ve spent the last week learning to read them).

Crisp, Refreshing Chart-onay

August 2, 2011 § Leave a comment

When I first started working cables and lace, I hated charts. Hated ’em. Then I learned how to read them, and discovered that they made everything so much easier, for several reasons. And the truth is, it wasn’t that hard to learn, either. I wrote all about why and how you should learn, too, over at the Lion Brand blog.

Size Matters

July 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Ever wonder why some sweaters consider a 42″ bust measurement a small and others call a 40″ bust a large? Over on the Lion Brand Blog I talk about what sizes really mean and how to choose the right one for the sweater you want to make.

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