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A Tradewinds History, part 7 (with a security lagniappe) August 27, 2016

I apologize for the unplanned security crisis that interrupted the peaceful progression of these blogs!

 

We carry on with the show…

The show was officially opened by Cindy N., then president of the Canadian Knitting Guild. The dear woman arrived a few days early (all the way from Upper Canada) to partake in some sight-seeing and relaxation before the show’s opening ceremony. Nova Scotians are extremely hospitable, so, before she knew what happened to her, we had warmly welcomed her into helping us finish the gallery setup. There was still such a lot to do, including ironing the dark blue poly-cotton fabric that was to cover the wooden frames the sweaters would be hung on. (more…)

 

Technique Corner August 22, 2016

Into every knitter’s life there comes the occasional unwanted hole. In this video Lucy shows you two quick and easy methods of dealing with the dreaded ‘accidental yarn-over’ hole.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Fixing Problems playlist.

Julia Watt (my patterns on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots.com)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Leaf Earrings and her Camelot Socks are both 50% off until August 25!

 

Technique Corner August 15, 2016

Since they face the most wear, bottom bands and cuffs often start to look a bit ratty after a few years. However, this is no reason to give up your favourite sweater: one of the great benefits of knitting is that it’s easy to replace bottom edges!

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Fixing Problems playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting, My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Leaf Earrings and her Camelot Socks are both 50% off until August 25!

 

My favorite phrase: “There has been a security breach at …” August 10, 2016

Filed under: Computer Security,Guest Post,Uncategorized — codeandknit @ 16:35

There has, in fact, been a security breach at lucyneatby.com.

The sole reason I am only very upset, instead of utterly panicked, is because of a decision made before we even started on this website: we would only ask for registration information we needed. This was: An email address (username) to identify you for access to your Notebook, a phone number to contact you in case your email did not work, and a country name. We would not store any credit card or other such financial information. (more…)

 

Technique Corner August 8, 2016

Grafting ribs head to head is a particularly nasty business since the stitches don’t line up properly. Watch this video to see Lucy’s cunning solution this problem:

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Grafting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting , My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Equilateral Hat pattern is half-price ($3.50CAD) until July 11!

equilateral_hat

 

A Tradewinds history, part 6 August 7, 2016

Filed under: Guest Post,Tradewind Knitwear Designs history — codeandknit @ 07:52

 

…Where we are up to our tuchusus in TP

 

At this point, some of you may be starting to wonder when the original question that prompted my blogging farrago—”How did you get to be a cybercrone?”—will actually be answered. It is being answered. Slowly. These stories are all steps along the way to that benighted state…

 

An art gallery, full of knitting? Surely you jest!

As part of the Year of The Needle Arts, we had the opportunity and a little bit of cash to clothe the Mary Black Gallery (a provincial arts and crafts gallery) in its first ever knitting exhibition, (more…)

 

Technique Corner August 1, 2016

Continuing our look at grafting from last week, in this second video Lucy shows you how to use her waste-yarn method to easily graft stitches head to base to produce a ‘perfect graft’.

For more videos like this, see Lucy’s Grafting playlist.

Julia Watt (on Ravelry: Julia Watt; my Etsy store: LanesEndKnots)


Is there a topic or question that you would like to see Lucy cover in future YouTube videos? Please post your suggestions in the comments section.

For more Tutorials, Patterns, Books and the “Learn with Lucy” DVD series, visit Lucy’s website.

Lucy’s Craftsy Classes: Foundations of Double Knitting , My First Socks and Fearless Knitting – Empowering Techniques for Every Knitter.

WEEKLY PATTERN SALE: Lucy’s Tug Boat Socks pattern is half-price ($3.50CAD) until Sept 4!

tug_boat_socks

 

 
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