Category Archives: Knitting

Instant Gratification

Well, not instant gratification, exactly… but this shawl took a little over two weeks, including running out of yarn on the bind-off and having to try again. As a fiction writer, one of the things I love about knitting is … Continue reading

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WIPs (Works-in-Progress)

I want my new novel to be like my latest shawl. The pattern, Pogona, by Stephen West, features long, clean lines and elegant triangles surrounded by fields of purl bumps. I love the easy flow of the pattern. Knitting something … Continue reading

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Tapping into the Language of a Story World

During intermission at a theater performance this weekend, a woman asked me about my handmade vest. It was the Back to School pattern by Stephanie Japel, and I used a Yarnia blend of wool and a strand of rayon. Our … Continue reading

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Creative Courage: The Woman Behind Blissful Knits & Dyeworks

My friend Raya is intensely, incredibly creative. She astounds me with her proficiency, range, imagination and sheer output. Those are all great qualities for a fiction writer, but that’s not her passion. Raya’s an expert knitter. She has started her … Continue reading

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