Category Archives: Knitting

WIP to the rescue

I’m killing two birds with one stone. You know that scattered wealth of WIPS we all have? I’ve restarted an old half hap shawl, very simple, with a garter center, a feather and fan border, and saved the top edge … Continue reading

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Is anybody out there?

It’s been rough these last few years. I felt like if I had anything I wanted to say, I couldn’t find anyone who wanted to hear it. Now I’m deciding if an audience is even necessary. Here’s a current project, … Continue reading

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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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