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Phoebe the Mouse

Posted by mtmom on February 4, 2011

Have any of you read this book?  Phoebe’s Sweater, by Joanna Johnson, illustrated by Eric Johnson, about a mouse and her mouse-doll who have matching handknit sweaters.  The author has a Ravelry group here, with KALs etc., here, and the “mouse” also writes a blog here: http://phoebeontheroad.blogspot.com/

I ask because I enjoyed this cute, time-lapse video of the author knitting the little-girl-size sweater from the book — in a day.  (Notice the background action!) 

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Links I’ve Liked This Week

Posted by mtmom on January 9, 2011

Work continues on the 2 tams for summer 2011 Cast On, but in the mean time, here are some links to a video, a photo tutorial, a clever product, and a lovely poem.  The first 3 were referenced in a recent Berroco KnitBits e-newsletter, and the last, from Nicky Epstein’s “Talks from the Yarniverse” interview by the folks at the Lion Brand studio in NYC.

(1)  Berroco video about attaching a buttonband that has been knit separately (Norah Gaughan) (embedding not working today);

(2)  Photo tutorial by Sarah of the “Live and Let Knit. . . and Craft” blog, about a Japanese version of 3-needle bind-off;

(3)  Make your own fabric-covered buttons with a kit, recommended by Cirilia Rose of Berroco;

(4)  Loved this Knitter’s Christmas poem when I heard interviewer-Patty and Nicky Epstein read it at the end of their “Yarniverse” video interview.  It was written for Nicky by her husband as a Christmas gift!

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Video about Knitting-In Zippers

Posted by mtmom on December 25, 2010

Have you read the no-sew zipper article in the 2010 winter issue of Interweave Knits magazine?  TECHknitter has developed a way to add a zipper by knitting it in, rather than by sewing it in, using a small latch-hook called a “knit-picker” or “snag-fixer”.  In this video, Eunny Jang demonstrates 2 versions of the technique.  Check out the entire post (including several helpful tips) on Knitting Daily or on TECHknitter’s blog.  Merry Christmas!!

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