Post Index

Apps and other Software:

Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle (Jan 2012)
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)
Charting on the road (June 2014)

Books:

S.F.A. Caulfeild’s Dictionary of Needlework (Feb 2010)
Two Books: The Knitter’s Book of Socks and Sock Knitting Master Class (Dec 2011)
Vogue Knitting Knitopedia: the Ultimate A to Z for Knitters. (Dec 2011)
Rav Hisda’s Daughter, vol 1: Apprentice (June 2013) – a novel with textile interest
Hiatt’s Principles of Knitting (Aug 2014)
SAFF (Oct 2014) – I got the Collingwood book on tablet weaving.
A Knitting Library: basic reference (Feb 2015)
A Knitting Library: Lace design (Feb 2015)
Book Review: The Twigg Stitch (Mar 2015)
A couple of knitting book reviews (May 2015)

Color for crafts:

Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle (Jan 2012)
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)

Crochet:

(See knitting techniques for cast-ons, which might be useful for Tunisian crochet.)

Tricot Ecossais (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework.
Josephine Tricot Stitch (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework; makes a nice mesh, also good for fringe.
Open Raised Tricot Stitch (June 2010) – photos have gone missing. I’ll try to track them down, but cannot recreate them if they’re gone forever.
Fancy Stitch 2 (June 2010)- photos have gone missing.
Fancy Tricot Stitch (No .2) (June 2010)
First Steps in Slip-Stitch Crochet (March 2012)
Not Dead Yet (Apr 2012)
Yarn every which way! The direction of yarn overs in crochet (with some comparisons to knitting). (Feb 2013)
Fancy Stitch (smocking) (Feb 2013)
Picot cast on for Tunisian crochet (Feb 2013)
Encoding “Hug” in crochet stitches (Feb 2013)
Knitting Cast-ons and Tunisian Crochet (Mar 2013)
Loosen those slip knots (Mar 2013)
Scalloped cast-on (Apr 2013)
Meditations on the foundation base chain (Apr 2013) – with a variation
Swatching around (Dec 2013)
A sad farewell to crochet (July 2014)
Chain loop bind-off worked with knitting needles, not crochet hook. (Jan 2015)

Designing:

Design Process (Apr 2009)
Deluge (Apr 2009)
Twisty Brain (Apr 2009)
Design Setback (May 2009)
Sock Design Process (May 2009)
Translation from Sock to Pattern (June 2009)
Redesigning (June 2009)
Persephone Deconstruction (Sep 2009)
What’s in the Works (Apr 2010)
The Secret Code of the Librarians (Jan 2011)
In the Works (Oct 2011)
A Bit of my Design Thought Process (Nov 2011)
Process (Jan 2014)
Rough draft swatches (May 2014)
Charting on the road (June 2014)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
Equinox encoded as stitch patterns (Oct 2014)
Design ideas looking for a good home.

Donations:

Barn Raising for Doctors without Borders (Apr 2009)

Fiber Festivals and Similar Events:

Sock Summit 2009 (Aug 2009)
SAFF (Oct 2014)

Handspinning:

Challenging Myself to Finish some old Spinning Projects. (June 2009)
Current Spinning Project (June 2009)
Lemonade (Dec 2009)
The Secret Code of the Librarians (Jan 2011)
Tinkertoy Spindle Wheel Tutorial (Jan 2013)
Lucky Adelaide, from Three Waters Farm (Feb 2015)

Illustrations:

Making illustrations, part one (Nov 2013)

Knitting:

(Mostly for knitting, but the cast-ons are potentially useful for Tunisian crochet)
The English Cast-On (Nov 2009) – a long-tail cast-on variant, structurally equivalent to German Twisted or Old Norwegian, but meant for knitters who throw with their right hands.
Figuring the Percentage of a Circle That’s Been Made (Feb 2010)
Bunny Ears Back (Dec 2010) 0 a 3-to-2 decrease
Loop Increases (Jan 2013)
Of Double Yarnovers and Lark’s Heads (Jan 2013)
Triangle Lace Cast-on (Jan 2013)
Double Decreases, common and less so (Feb 2013)
Eno Twist – an unusual decrease (Mar 2013) (A 6-to-4 stitch sequence, useful in some lace designs.)
Stitch Mount, Combined Knitting, and Reverse Combined Knitting (Mar 2013)
Knitting Cast-ons and Tunisian Crochet (Mar 2013)
Loosen those slip knots (Mar 2013)
Striped Triangles — how much yarn? (Apr 2013)
A trick for making long-tail cast-on looser (Apr 2013)
Scalloped cast-on (Apr 2013)
Meditations on the foundation base chain (Apr 2013) (a crochet foundation base chain used as a knitting cast-on)
Foundation cast-on (Apr 2013)
Mellow long-tail cast-on (May 2013)
Knitting variations of lace (May 2013)
Symmetrical Lace Chevrons (June 2013)
More on the Symmetrical Lace Chevron (June 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round (July 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 2. (July 2013)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 3. (July 2013)
Concentric circles and links to previous math posts (Aug 2013)
updated tutorials (Sept 2013)
Mosaic knitting: much easier than it looks. (Sept 2013)
Knitweaving: a less well-known technique. (July 2014)
Easier decreases for tight knitters (Aug 2014)
(My) Swatch selvedges (Sept 2014)
The other kind of knitweaving (Oct 2014)
A small tip about stitch tightness (Oct 2014)
An even better symmetrical lace chevron (Nov 2014)
Inside-out sewn bind-off (Nov 2014)
Stitch Maps (including the one for “Greenland”) (Nov 2014)
Do you know this non-standard double decrease? Abbreviation needed. (Jan 2015)
Any knitting questions you’d like answered? (Jan 2015)
Chain loop bind-off worked with knitting needles, not crochet hook. (Jan 2015)
Experiment: afterthought beads (Feb 2015)
Twice-Knit Knitting and Miniature Herringbone (Mar 2014)
Book Review: The Twigg Stitch (Mar 2015)
Eyelet Cast-on Border (Apr 2015)
More on multiple yarnovers (May 2015)

Links to Elsewhere:

Link Round-up (Jan 2013)
Interesting Fibery Links (Jan 2013)
This is a direct link to Cuff-to-Cuff, dealing with the body stitches (Jan 2013). I tried using WordPress’s post style for linking to things, but it turned out to be annoying to me.
Triangle Lace Cast-on (Jan 2013) – post links to another cast-on at Twist Collective.
Random fiber arts links, part 3 (Feb 2013)
A few links (Feb 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 6 (Mar 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 7 (Apr 2013)
99 Names of God (Apr 2013) – my friend Sarah’s awesome shawl using numerology to design stitch patterns. (direct link)
Linkety-Link, part 8 (May 2013)
Linkety-link, part 9 (Oct 2013)
Linkety-Link, part 10 (June 2014)
Linkety-link, part 11 (Aug 2014)
Linkety-Link, part 12 (Oct 2014)
Linkety-Link, part 13 (Dec 2014)
Linkety-link, part 14 (Feb 2015)
Linkety-link, part 15 (Apr 2015)

Mathy things:

Figuring the Percentage of a Circle That’s Been Made (Feb 2010)
Striped Triangles — how much yarn? (Apr 2013)
Concentric circles and links to previous math posts (Aug 2013)

Meta posts:

Settling In (Jan 2013)
Change of Pace (Feb 2013)
Knitting Secret Code Posts (Mar 2013)
Étude no. 1 (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Secret Code Stitch-of-the-month club via Patreon (July 2014)
A Patreon conundrum (July 2014)
What do you like in technique videos? (Aug 2014)
Two Patreon updates (Nov 2014)
Indie Design Giftalong 2014 (Nov 2014)
Stitch Maps (including the one for “Greenland”) (Nov 2014)
Dear Designers, (Dec 2014)
the 2015 VAT mess (Dec 2014)
A Useful Index to Keep Blog Posts in (Mar 2015)

Musings:

The value of mistakes (Aug 2014)

Other designers:

Designer Interview: Jean Clement (Dec 2013)
Designer Interview: Barbara Benson (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Justyna Kacprzak (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Sarah Jane (Nov 2014)
Designer Interview: Sarah Sipe (Dec 2014)
Excited to announce: Ashputtel (Mar 2015)

Personal:

That’s My Boy (Sept 2009)
Sycamore Stitch (March 2011) (missing photos)
In Progress (Nov 2011)
Totoro Sweater (Sept 2012)
The last stage of Totoro sweater pictures (Oct 2012) (missing photos)
Russet (Aug 2013)
Happy New Year! (Jan 2014)
Skirt slit modification. (June 2014)
WIP Wednesday (why not?) (Aug 2014)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
WIP Wednesday: Giftalong projects (Dec 2014)

Photography:

Ripples in the Eno (Oct 2011)
River Rocks (Oct 2011)
Pine Bark (Oct 2011)
Emerging Mushroom (Oct 2011)
Unknown Wildflower Leaf (Oct 2011)
Red Mushroom and Downed Branches (Oct 2011)
Sea Anemone at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Nov 2011)
Yellow fish at the Monterey Bay Aquarium (Nov 2011)
Playing around with Colors (Jan 2012)
Neighborhood in Late Afternoon (Jan 2012)
Black Sea Nettle
Hermit Crab Color Exercise (Jan 2012)
Where next? (Jan 2012)
BeFunky Crop on iPad (Feb 2012)
Eno River State Park (Feb 2012)
Carolina Clay (Feb 2012)
Uphill Shadows (Feb 2012)
Bridge (Feb 2012)
Sea Anemone (Feb 2012)
Tilt Shift Wall (Feb 2012)
Grass Seed (Feb 2012)
Oak Leaves in Winter (Feb 2012)
Woodland pinkroot (Spigelia marilandica) (May 2013)

Political:

In which I get political and start a fundraising project (Dec 2014)
A followup on words for the fundraising pattern. (Dec 2014)
Poll Results: Equality, Justice, Mercy (Dec 2014)
Equality: simplifying the fundraising pattern (Dec 2014)
Charts for justice/equality/mercy (Dec 2014)
Equality test knit (Jan 2015)

Ravelry:

New Geekery in Progress (Sept 2009)

Stitch Patterns (mine):

Hug (Jan 2013) – knit lace
The Lark in the Morning (Jan 2013) – knit lace
Encoding “Hug” in crochet stitches (Feb 2013)
So many ways to make a Hug! (Feb 2013)
Colorless Green Dreams Sleep Furiously (June 2013)
Spring! (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Étude no. 1 (free stitch pattern) (May 2014)
Étude no. 2 – Stepping Stones (free stitch pattern) (June 2014)
Summer (free stitch patterns) (May 2014)
Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the Dice (Jul 2014)
Étude no. 3 — a Roll of the dice, version 2 (Jul 2014)
Étude no. 4 — Ticky box (Aug 2014)
Serendipity — Free stitch patterns (Sept 2014)
Étude no. 5 – combining knitweaving with stranded knitting. (Sept 2014)
Autumn is here (free cable stitch pattern, secret code) (Sept 2014)
Equinox encoded as stitch patterns (Oct 2014)
Greenland: free stitch pattern (Nov 2014)
new secret code lace: Eclipse (Dec 2014)
Charts for justice/equality/mercy (Dec 2014)
Dear Designers, (Dec 2014)
Free lace stitch pattern: Winter (Dec 2014)
Happy New Year! A free stitch pattern: 2015 (Dec 2014)
Free stitch pattern outtake: Wings (Jan 2015)
Étude no. 6: vertical symmetry in lace. A free stitch pattern. (Jan 2015)
Free stitch pattern: Knit Net (Jan 2015)
Festive, a free stitch pattern, thanks to my Patreon backers. (Feb 2015)
Beloved: a free lace knitting stitch pattern (Mar 2015)
Crocheted Beloved – a free stitch pattern (Mar 2015)
Étude no. 7: garter lace with a sawtooth edge (Mar 2015)
Excited to announce: Ashputtel (Mar 2015)
Embers, a free lace design (Apr 2015)
Embers, a cross-stitch pattern (Apr 2015) — also good for anything worked from a grid.
Wild/erness, a free lace knitting pattern. (May 2015)
Wild/erness, a free chart for any craft (May 2015)
Out of the wild, two free stitch patterns (May 2015)
Buttercup, a free lace knitting pattern for five-petaled flowers (May 2015)

Stitch Patterns (not mine):

Tricot Ecossais (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework.
Josephine Tricot Stitch (Mar 2010) – a Tunisian crochet stitch from the Dictionary of Needlework; makes a nice mesh, also good for fringe.
Open Raised Tricot Stitch (June 2010) – Tunisian crochet. photos have gone missing. I’ll try to track them down, but cannot recreate them if they’re gone forever.
Fancy Stitch 2 (June 2010)- Tunisian crochet. photos have gone missing.
Fancy Tricot Stitch (No .2) (June 2010) Tunisian crochet.
Recent stitch patterns (Oct 2012) – missing photos
Fancy Stitch (smocking) (Feb 2013) Tunisian crochet.
Round to flat, flat to round, part 2. (July 2013) – fabric stitch (knit)
Round to flat, flat to round, part 3. (July 2013) – Spiral stitch (knit)
Personal socks, design process (Sept 2014)
Etude no.8: an old asymmetrical pattern, mirrored (Apr 2015)

Techniques (broadly applicable to multiple crafts):

Color-coded written instructions (May 2014)

Weaving:

Persephone (August 2009)
Persephone Photos (August 2009)
Persephone Deconstruction (September 2009)
That’s My Boy (September 2009)
New Geekery in Progress (September 2009)
Lemonade (December 2009)
Minor Pleasures (Apr 2010)
Backstrap-woven Bag (Jan 2012)
Not Dead Yet (Apr 2012)
The Rush of Teaching (June 2013)

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