You may know her as the Chicago Knitting Examiner or as blogger The Fiber Friend, but I know her as yarn buddy Amy Kaspar. DestiKNITers, meet Chicago's delightful, dedicated fiber journalist!
socks so I can sock along with a neighbor on her first pair, the Deborah
Newton Asymmetrical Tunic that I feel like I will never finish, and a
bias-knit scarf for review on the loveknitting.com blog.
a Scarf of the Month Club challenge in 2012, where I designed one scarf
per month for a bunch of subscribers. I finished (close to) on time
AND there was a bonus pattern, so really it was thirteen very diverse
scarf patterns in twelve months.
making a proper gauge swatch before knitting a garment. And I challenge
anyone to tell me they have made a worse mistake. 😉
LOVE when knitting is represented in entertainment! My favorite
knitting reference in a book is right at the beginning of Little Women,
when Jo is complaining that she can't go and fight in the war with her
father, and she has to stay home and "knit like a poky old woman."
only fix the mistakes in my knitting if it is being photographed for
the column. Otherwise, I keep on knitting...mistakes prove that
something was hand-made! I made a pair of socks with a cable pattern,
and one sock has a cable that twists the wrong way. Instead of ripping
it out, I call that "the left one." But if I were writing about those
socks, I would have ripped back and corrected the cable.
cover thirty yarn stores in the Chicago area for the column and I think
they all have something amazing to offer the local community, but I
attend Knit Night on Mondays at:
Next up, DestiKNITions hits the beach--Myrtle Beach, that is.