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10 Stitch Twist Blanket - Finished!

Posted on February 16, 2010 at 10:00am 21 Comments

This project felt like it took forever, and I'm so glad it's finally done. I also love the finished result, so it was worth all that effort. Here's my 10 Stitch Twist blanket in all its 72" diameter glory.

I ended up using 36 balls of Palette, double stranding 2 colors together throughout. I switched out one color at a time (every 3/4 of a round or so) so that the color transitions are pretty… Continue

Finished Vest

Posted on November 17, 2009 at 8:00am 24 Comments

I have been terrible at taking pictures and blogging about finished projects. I really, really have been knitting as much as ever, and here is a little proof. This is my Nederland Vest (from the fall 2008 issue of KnitScene) in Gloss DK. I love how this yarn drapes and fits so… Continue

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    I'm the vice president of Knit Picks. Mostly, I do number crunching, merchandising planning and product development. I love that my job mixes the creative with the analytical.

    I've been knitting for about 7 years, and I try to learn something new with each project - except for the little projects that keep popping up just for fun, and socks, always socks. I also love to sew, read, hike, and daydream about home improvement projects (I see a big garden in my future).
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    At 2:41am on March 8, 2016, Elizabeth Leveques said…

    Good day,
    How is everything with you, I picked interest on you after going through your short profile and deemed it necessary to write you immediately. I have something very important to disclose to you, but I found it difficult to express myself here, since it's a public site. Could you please get back to me on my private email:( for the full details?
    Have a nice day and God bless you,

    At 4:10pm on May 24, 2010, Rita Gallion said…
    the 10 stitch twist afghan is beautiful. is the pattern available?
    At 7:25pm on March 31, 2010, Jan Zimmerman said…
    I would love to see interchangeable crochet hooks in zephyr and harmony. I know that they have them in Europe, why not here. I made a knitting hook out of a skewer so that I would have a hook on one end to pick up stitches and a needle end to knit them off. Think how much easier it would be to use the cables! Also, with the varying cable lengths, the afghan stitch would be much easier on the larger blankets. I know I would buy them.
    At 1:50pm on March 30, 2010, bi-crafty said…
    Hi Tina,
    How about a line of crochet hooks using zephyr acrylic? The flexibility is great and would be a nice addition for those of us who are (ah-hem) bi-craftual.
    At 7:22am on January 18, 2010, EO_Mason said…
    Not a problem. I use the cedar oil when I oil my cedar chest and also keep blocks in the closet that I oil regularly. If nothing else, I enjoy the smell.

    At 8:27am on January 17, 2010, EO_Mason said…

    A comment actually related to the Podcast on organizing (the podcast itself won't accept comments for some reason).

    Anyway, you can buy cedar oil in small bottles to refresh the cedar balls/blocks rather than having to sand them.

    At 9:07pm on January 7, 2010, Deborah Devlin said…
    Have you tried cedar chips in a bag?
    At 12:46pm on January 7, 2010, BakingMom said…
    Hi Tina,

    I was wondering if you had any suggestions for moth proofing? My Mom just told me that some hand knitted gifts I had given her and my Dad (along with a bunch of other wool items, like slacks and sport coats) have served as a moth buffet. I told her I would come to a wool experts and ask for help. Thanks.
    At 5:08pm on December 30, 2009, Tara Addesa said…
    Tried to SenD this Note in PM but wouldn't Work so Sorry but Let me Ask the "2" Things I Stopped in For .. Wanted to ask about How Many UFOs YoU FinallY Finished by Christmas ?? And 2nd My Very Very FavoritE GadgeT of All Time is Called " Wrist Yarn or Ball Holder" Looks Like a Silver BanglE Bracelet that has a Long Sturdy Pin with Lock at the End .. Finally Tracked the Company Down in CA and I NeeD a Few More as I Panic when I Misplace Mine .. But I know if You Order them to Try Out EVERYONE Who KnitS in the Office Will Want 1 as You can Walk office to office Knitting so Easily !! Is there a Way I can Email or Send You the Info & Pics of it so I'm Not Posting this Type of MSG on Your Wall ?? Companys Name is Lacis
    At 10:56am on December 24, 2009, neffen said…
    Thanks for the KAL join info. I just completely missed the little blue + -- but now I know. Happy Holidays, and keep up the great work. Neffen

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