I call this time of year "the slippery slope."
Once Halloween is over, there is unabashed Christmas and winter
holiday advertising in stores and in the media. Yes, I know there
is some advertising before Halloween, but before Halloween they try
to sneak it to us, as if really ashamed to be doing it, but just
can't help themselves. Post Halloween we get the real deal snowmen
and elves and wrapped packages galore. Most folks I know try to
resist it for a few more weeks, but as any parent of school age
kids knows, this is indeed the slippery slope to the winter
holidays. Like it or not, plans need to be made, shopping for
necessities becomes unbearably crowded, and everyone's life seems
to be busier than usual. I always wonder who are these people
filling up the grocery store and don't they shop for food the rest
of the year?
Despite the slippery slope, in episode 75 Gayle and I get back to
basics with our regular segments and a short discussion about snags
and repair in your knitted garments. If you have a good resource or
a great repair technique, please share the link or info in our
. We'd love to hear from
What are we wearing?
by Heidi Kirrmeier
by Ann Weaver
What are we stalking?
by Norah Goughn
by Hilary Smith Callis
by Jared Flood
by Justyna Lorkowska
What are we knitting?
Yowza Weigh It Shawl
by Susan B.
by Julia Allen
by Alicia Plummer
What have we finished?
Sharlene's test knit for Elizabeth Doherty
(pattern to be
Sharlene's stockinette socks
by Ann Weaver
Discussion on snags and repair
- using a tapestry needle or a dpn to "ease" snagged yarn back
- knot the snag inside the sweater
Holes (one strand broken)
- weaving in new yarn in place of broken strand (duplicate
Holes (multiple broken stands)
- weave in several strands if enough of a foundation left to
- woven patch
- sew closed
(video on darning socks from Knitpicks)
(blog tutorial from sock designer CookieA
Your type of repair will change depending on the garment or item
and the location of the repair. (For example, is the hole or
damaged area located on a highly visible area of the piece?)