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Sweaty Knitter The Sweaty Knitter, Weaver and Devotee

English - Crocheting, Knitting, Yarn
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Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Pisher Award Goes to …

A couple of months ago I addressed what I call the Pisher Paradox in the fiber world.  It came to mind as I read an article online from Bloomberg (3/1/16) titled “Why Shoe Startups are Makin...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Wool Musings

The woman to whom I turn (electronically) as a mentor in my quest to mastering the art of artisan bread making also happens to be a fiber enthusiast – weaving, spinning and knitting.  So I k...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Still Kneading, Not Knitting

My knitting sits languishing in a pile, silently pleading with me to sit down, relax and pick up the needles.  But, alas, I have been busy experimenting with recipes from Trina Hanemann’s bo...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Knitting & Kneading

As my hands have only recently returned to a state where I can knit without fear and bandages, I had been putting more attention to bread making.  Fun!  Proofing has been challenging in thes...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Schematics, Design & the Bell Curve

Many of knitters and crocheters – and I include myself – get rather annoyed when we pay for and download a pattern to find that it contains no schematic.  In this post I decided to discuss s...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

One More Week …

… until I can knit or weave again.  <Sigh>  Nonetheless, I’ve been keeping myself busy by baking bread. I have the 7 quart KitchenAid Pro Line Stand Mixer (thank you Thor!), and, thanks to i...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Returned to Sock Knitting

For several years I lived in a part of California where most of the year we baked in dry heat.  Winters were short, and I rarely needed wool socks so stopped knitting socks.  After moving ba...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Holiday Donations

Around the holidays there seems to be an uptick in the number of people knitting or crocheting items (particularly hats) for holiday or charitable donations. When I have seen the contents of...
Sweaty Knitter · 1Y ago

Mormors Klem/Grandma’s Hug

When Thor and I went to my daughter’s house for for Thanksgiving, I brought the two gifts I made for the grandchildren:  a mitered square afghan for Grandson O and a granny square afghan for...
Sweaty Knitter · 2Y ago

Knitting With Large Needles

Because of damage I sustained to my hands many years ago, I do not knit with wool heavier than worsted.  The weight of heavy wool on top of the strength needed to manipulate large needles ag...