So, I’m knitting on this Shibui cowl, so excited to be using this super soft yarn, and suddenly, I notice that my M1s are making holes. And I do not want holes in this pattern. I simply want increases. After some examination, I realize that I need to unknit a few rounds (of 260 stitches!)…

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I’m knitting with a super soft yarn combination and I’m so excited about it. One strand of Shibui Staccato and one strand of Silk Cloud in Ivory held together are making up the most beautiful and fun-to-make cowl. Recently, I became part of the Shibui Spark program and I’m lucky enough to be knitting this…

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Oh me! Oh knitting! of the questions of these recurring, Of the endless faces of the failed, Of sweaters fill’d with errors, Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more error prone than I, and who more knitterly?) Of needles that vainly crave the stitches, of the sweaters mean, of the struggle ever renew’d, Of…

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Two yarns I pulled from upon shelf And sorry I could not purchase both And be one knitter, long I stood And thought about what I might make With the skein I held in left Then took the other, just as fair, And having perhaps a better claim Because it was bright and wanted wear;…

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A swath of Yellow led the eye Unto a Purple thread Whose soft inhabitants to be Surpasses in my head If hue the silence contradict Or shade presume to show In that low corner of the Shelf Impossible to know. Original poem by Emily Dickinson

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In honor of Poetry Month, the month of April, I will be posting poems that I have rewritten with a yarn theme. Enjoy! so much depends upon a red yarn skein spun with wool and cashmere waiting in the back Original poem by William Carlos Williams

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What’s the best thing about waking up to 80 degrees and 42 percent humidity? Air conditioning! Grateful is merely the first thing you feel when you consider air conditioning. We could not live without it here in Phoenix – no way, no how. There is barely covered parking at major shopping centers, which shocked me…

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Is it wrong to hate a yarn? Doesn’t every yarn have something to offer? Eyelash yarn was once cool. I knitted a few long eyelash scarves in my day. I’ve even seen it used effectively as an accent in a felted purse. And that popcorn yarn can be crocheted into an interesting necklace/scarf that makes…

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