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Streak of Lightning: a little help from my friends

2013_CKSIP_AllSeasThrw_CVRI’ve had this not-so-secret love affair with log cabin knitting going for the last few years. There are partial blankets with different types and arrangements of blocks tucked away in my stash, waiting to become full-size things. They come out 4 times a year, when I teach the Playing with Patchwork 1-hour Market Session at STITCHES events. I was thrilled when I saw Creative Knitting’s Autumn 2013 Call for Proposals was all about afghans—at last, an excuse to make a full-sized Streak of Lightning afghan!!! AND I got to work with some great yarn, Cascade 220 Superwash, in beautiful colors.

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The color of the spirit

Nature always wears the colors of the spirit.
—Ralph Waldo Emerson

I love blue. Cobalt, sapphire, indigo, navy, ultramarine, aquamarine, cyan, cerulean, cornflower, blue green: all the blues in the crayon box and MORE! But not feeling blue, nooo. When life gets a little discouraging, I know it’s time to throw Tubthumping (or my current favorite song) on repeat and bounce around the room for a while.

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lace: a video and an experiment

So, here it is: the short video filmed (on an iPhone 4S!) in support of Creative Knitting‘s Spring 2013 special issue, Easy, Everyday Openwork & Lace. My goal for the video was to expand a bit on the basics of the article, and illustrate how to work 2 types of double decreases. Here I’d like to expand still further, with an experiment on relative yarn over and decrease placement.

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A beginning…

…and not much else yet.

In 2002 I started a small business called See Jane Knit. I explored selling handknits, launched a very small pattern line, and began teaching knitting locally, in the San Francisco Bay Area. The business grew and changed as I figured out what it could become, and decided what I wanted it to be. So much has changed that it’s time for a new name, new branding & marketing, and a new website.

And this time, I’m going to write about it, as it develops, to clarify and share and record.

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