Author Archives: terri

New Webstore is online

How long has it been? Too long. All of my designs – books and single patterns – are available in single shopping cart. http://terrisheaknits.com/ I’ve added three new patterns: two wraps and one pair of mittens. More new designs are … Continue reading

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What’s Wrong with Kate’s Dress?

As a handknitting designer, Conventional Wisdom dictates that you position yourself with either the craft market or the fashion market. This is a silly requirement, of course, because what we’re doing covers both sides. Most knitting designer blogs talk about … Continue reading

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I love you, Uncle Walter.

There are a few people you meet once, who change the direction of your life entirely. One of mine was my mother’s Uncle Walter. I must have been five years old or so, and he and his daughter Bonnie came … Continue reading

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I have not abandoned mittens.

Let me be clear on that. Mittens are not done. I will knit mittens for the rest of my life. Mittens are neat little succulent cookies of knitting. And to prove it, two new in-progress designs. Oslo, the proceeds of … Continue reading

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Brambles

My upcoming collection Botanica has a new member.  Brambles is a many-use design. Wear it as a shrug, a wrap, or use as a lap or baby blanket.   Rectangles are so useful, aren’t they? The design inspiration comes from the … Continue reading

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Lichen, Digital Publishing, etc.

Thanks for the thoughts, guys.  I’m leaning toward going digital for Botanica.  But BEFORE I DO.  Remind me to finish the pattern for Eskimo!  Need to get it to Piecework ASAP. And when that is out the door, I’ll get … Continue reading

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Digital publishing?

Is print still the best way to publish? I’m starting to wonder. The basement is full of books already, so to grow my business I need to either buy some warehousing, or change how I think about the product I … Continue reading

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The Red Sweater

I have the hardest time coming up with creative design names.  I can make a swatch, a sketch, write instructions, layout the page, but ask me to name the sweater and I choke. Such is life. This beauty has been … Continue reading

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Books!

The first copies of Norwegian Knitting Design arrived today. My printer made a special 45 minute trip to deliver about 250 copies that I can ship to my retail buyers while we wait for the special ordered case boxes from … Continue reading

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Some actual spinning

Ok, so once I pulled out a wheel from the rubble known as my office-slash-studio? It already had a bobbin and a half of mystery wool on deck. So I finished that second bobbin and plied this hunk o’ gorgeousness. … Continue reading

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