Here’s the statement I found on the main page of Ravlery’s website on Sunday, June 23, 2019: “New policy, effective immediately We are banning support of Donald Trump and his administration on Ravelry. We cannot provide a space that is inclusive of all and also allow support for open white supremacy. Support of the Trump… Continue reading Why I Quit Ravelry
Endings and Beginnings
I've recently closed my virtual doors on andresueknits.com and said goodbye to Needles Up events. There were lots of reasons why but it really boils down to that I didn't want to do them anymore. (Turning a hobby into a business is a surefire recipe for burnout.) Andre Sue Knits (the business) was a lot… Continue reading Endings and Beginnings
I Knit a West (and I liked it!) Music Video
I'm pretty sure that my local yarn shop, Dances with Wool, has the coolest knit group ever! These ladies have hatched an epic plan to entice popular knitting designer, Stephen West, to stop by the shop the next time he's on the east coast. With lyrics written by Victoria Drake that are a tribute to… Continue reading I Knit a West (and I liked it!) Music Video
Dog Beds for Cats and Baby Sweaters
My Archangel shawl is fixed!! Last week, I shared that I picked a super stretchy bind off which ruined the structural integrity of my shawl. It wasn't pretty. A crochet hook and a quick crochet chain down the bind off took care of the too-stretchy edge that I made. The little extra heft at the… Continue reading Dog Beds for Cats and Baby Sweaters
New Yarn = Rethinking How to Plan a Sweater
After reading many gushing reviews on this yarn, I placed an order and waited *somewhat* patiently for "the softest and fluffiest yarn ever" to make it's way across the ocean and onto my front porch. It's called Air and it's by Drops out of the UK. Composed mainly of alpaca with some poly and merino… Continue reading New Yarn = Rethinking How to Plan a Sweater
The Ugly Sweater Finally Has Pieces
Working out of my stash with fingering-weight yarn held double, I've finally got all of the sweater body pieces off my needles. The stripes are purposefully mismatched to add to the overall ridiculousness of the sweater. I'm going for over-the-top garish on this one. I hope I'll actually wear it when it's finished. 🙂 It… Continue reading The Ugly Sweater Finally Has Pieces
Recycle Trash Into Awesome Knitted Stuff
A few months ago I posted a video and pattern about turning old t-shirts into a rug. Until I was recently contacted by Recycled Into Yarn, I had no idea how many ways you can reuse old t shirts and curtains and jeans and plastic bags in knitting! My t-shirt rug pattern is featured there… Continue reading Recycle Trash Into Awesome Knitted Stuff
Knitting in Public: Is it Possible?
As is usual with motherhood, my life is sometimes dominated by the activities of my children. I've spend the past couple of days in another city watching a robotics competition for my oldest child. There's another Skew sock on my needles in a crazy rainbow colorway. I really, really tried to make progress on the… Continue reading Knitting in Public: Is it Possible?
Nautty Baby- Giving Thanks!
A huge THANK YOU to Missy's Crafty Mess for test knitting my latest pattern! Her feedback was very helpful! If you check out her blog, you can see her sweet little off-white Nautty sweater. Usually, I post a free pattern of my latest project here on the blog. But, if you've been reading, then you… Continue reading Nautty Baby- Giving Thanks!
New One Skein Wonders
I'm still working on using up my hand-painted worsted-weight yarns. Each mismatched ball of yarn really needs to become its own project. Hats, socks and mittens come to mind when I think "one-skein wonders". I've knitted hats and socks. It's time for some mitts! My daughter requested fingerless mitts with each finger separately wrapped with… Continue reading New One Skein Wonders