In recent years, the most profound times of growth and satisfaction in my life have been the times where I've been able to connect at a very meaningful level with people.
Monday, September 29, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
It's always great when you get to have one of your favorite things, but when two of them combine in one, it's like winning the lottery!
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 12:31 PM
Monday, September 22, 2014
As I get older, it seems the quote from the movie, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel seems to be more and more accurate:
Everything will be all right in the end... if it's not all right then it's not yet the end.
Trust The ProcessI don't often work someone else's knitting pattern exactly. I usually take aspects of it that I like and incorporate it into my own design.
But every once in a while, I just want to not have to think while I'm knitting, so it's really nice to just follow a pattern blindly and take whatever result comes of it.
This works particularly well when the pattern indicated in a design doesn't show up for the first few inches of knitting, and I just keep doing what the designer wrote, and eventually, the design starts to emerge.
Current Knitting/CrochetingSuch is the case with my current Rowan design called Tilt, by Lisa Richardson. It's a Fair Isle design, using two colorways of yarn, and the darker yarn sometimes is very close in color to the lighter yarn. My first progress photo showed a very tweedy fabric, with very little definition between the two colorways. And now, after finishing a few more repeats of the pattern, look what happened!
A good reminder to just trust the process.
I've also made some progress on the spiked crochet afghan.
This project doesn't grow quite how quickly I would prefer, but I really love how it looks, and one of the bonuses of this stitch is that it's completely reversible.
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 10:25 AM
Thursday, September 18, 2014
I can't tell you how many times I've started a project and abandoned it after an inch or two of knitting because I didn't like how it was looking. How many of those projects might have turned out okay if I had continued knitting?
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 9:10 AM
Monday, September 15, 2014
This topic has come up in many of my knitting related on-line forums, but I definitely have a preference when it comes to knitting needles.
Knitting Flat and In The Round
Posted by Joe Wilcox at 1:38 PM