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Saturday, March 19, 2011

Some new info on swatching and Pimping KnitLab

Hey - do ya'll like my new header? I was tempted to put in a picture of feet - not my feet, Thank Dog. But here it is:
The verdict here on this photo leans towards "photoshop". What do you think?
I was surfing for more information on swatching and I came across this:Swatch Out. It's by Marilyn Roberts, who is a great knitter, but scary at the same time. She reminds me of my ninth-grade home ec teacher, also a Mrs. Roberts, whose mantra was "Rip it out and start over." Fittingly, her blog is called The Knitting Curmudgeon. Marilyn Roberts reminds me of the teacher you hate, but by God, when you left her  class you could diagram a damn sentence! I may hate the way she tells me to swatch, but in the end I know I'm going to have a beautiful garment.
I signed up for this new knitting website:KnittingParadise, and through it I found this online knitting course: Knit Lab. (I'm not sponsored by them - I wish.)  It starts at a very basic level and then moves along. The thing is, it's half-price right ($29) now so I went ahead and signed up, since the course also covers some advanced techniques I have no idea how to do. I'll keep you posted, but if you've had an urge to learn to knit, this might be just the ticket for you.
Have a good week. In spite of a little blowing snow this morning, spring is in the air!

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