Individuals Within Community

For over a year, I have been taking photographs of hands at work at the various events we have attended all over the country, and since July of 2019, there has often been a gallery of some of these photos next to the Lost City Knits booth. We were supposed to be at the DFW FiberFest in Irving,…

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Katie’s Kep – Shetland Wool Week Hat 2020

The 2020 Shetland Wool Week patron is Wilma Malcolmson, and her hat pattern, Katie’s Kep, is available for free on the Shetland Wool Week website. Shetland Wool Week is a world renowned celebration of Britain’s most northerly native sheep, the Shetland textile industry and the rural farming community on these islands. Shetland wool is a world…

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Working Through Crisis

Several times in recent years I’ve had the experience of narrowing down my life in times of crisis. I think of it as cutting out the frivolities, focusing on the essentials, getting to the basics of human existence both physical and emotional. Through them, I’ve knit or done some sort of handwork. As Elizabeth Zimmermann…

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Enforced Knitting Time

Everyone needs this right about now. People are worried. There are real concerns, and there is also some panic. Discerning between the two requires a level head. We are being careful but not fearful, taking this time to be reminded of how interconnected we all are.  Sure, some of our events may be cancelled, and those…

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Wave Modifications

Rarely do I knit straight from a pattern without making it a bit more personal with modifications. The first modification I made to my Wave Cardigan was to work the ribbing with two shades of blue (FC15 and FC14) instead of the three shades of brown specified in the pattern.After I finished knitting the bottom…

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