Socks have a thankless job. They spend their days shoved deep inside a shoe. They try desperately to hold onto our foot and not slip around as they get walked on, all the while trying to breathe and not be too overwhelmed by the heat and moisture given off by the foot. Oh, and they still need to stay pretty just in case you hike up your pant-leg to show them off to a fellow knitter.
It takes a special yarn to be able to handle this responsibility. Those yarns that are up to the challenge will reward you with enduring beauty and, depending on the yarn, a possibility for subtle intrigue as well. READ FULL ARTICLE
In late March, the New England landscape softens and greens.
The farm comes back to life as the barn and paddocks fill with
rollicking lambs sprinting from one end of the barn to the other,
practicing their high jumps and ninja kicks. After a long winter, they
are a welcome sight. Their arrival signals a fresh start and the
beginning of a new season. Read More
Though knitted lace can stand beautifully on its own, it becomes something even more with the addition of color. Painting
your finished lace with dye can accentuate its pictoral and abstract
elements, alter them, or even suggest new ones. For this introduction
to lace painting, I have chosen several familiar lace patterns from Barbara Walker to illustrate the possibilities.Read More.