Category Archives: Knitting

Breaking through the ice

Like every self proclaimed expert, I love to have my expertise validated with a request for consult or counseling in my area of choice. When Hélène Magnússon emailed me asking to help her identify the origin of some gloves and mittens … Continue reading

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What’s it worth?

Maria asked me, I was asked why I didn’t knit to sell when I was unemployed during the worst of the great recession. I said it was because nobody I knew could afford $500 sweaters. I don’t design, so there’s … Continue reading

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Why am I doing this?

This comment expresses the feelings of many craftspersons. I do what I love because I love to do it. How do I make it pay off? I have just recently taken up crochet again now having found extra time. I … Continue reading

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How much does it cost?

I’ve been asked recently if I sell my handknits, and how much they would cost. I don’t and I don’t know how much, so I decided to find out. First I installed this wonderful iPhone app, Timewerks, written by a … Continue reading

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Brainless Knitting (and a little spinning)

I spent the spring putting out a book and a summer knitting a bunch of new patterns (available on terrisheaknits.com) and now I’ve taken a little time off for some relaxation. A little spinning. The blue on the left is … Continue reading

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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 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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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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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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