I first did these little felted people and animals about 20 years ago and for some reason, have never shared them here on the blog. I thought they might make fun, last minute holiday gifts and ornaments. I have been a beader longer than I have been a machine knitter so it was only natural…

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Chilly temperatures this morning reminded me that fall is nearly over, Thanksgiving coming soon and the inevitable New England winter not too far behind. I’m planning projects for hunkering down and waiting out the weather! I’m also hoping you are not receiving this posting for the second time. We’ve had issues (of course!) getting the…

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I am so happy to tell you that the video class, Open Spaces, is finally available for streaming at susan-guagliumi.teachable.com. Early on, I considered a downloadable version and availability on DVD and USB, but after talking to people in media production, they told me there was just no way to protect my intellectual property –…

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Well, OK. So Christmas isn’t exactly around the corner, but it is coming and it is never too soon to start planning. I just added the pattern and directions for making these fleecy sheep ornaments to the Free Stuff on my web site. I’ve made these for years – they are cute as tree ornaments…

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I’ve just added another free pattern to the web site. Stripes and Slits is an over-sized pullover in two sizes, perfect for wearing over leggings. The horizontal slits are explained in detail on page 221 of Open Spaces: Machine Knit Eyelets, Ladders and Slits so the pattern does not give detailed directions for the horizontal…

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So much news this month – my head is spinning! After more than four years experimenting, continually asking myself  “what if I…..?” and then following that path to the next great discovery (and a few disappointing disasters), The Book That Would Not End is finally done! Following the required introduction, there are lengthy chapters on…

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I almost titled this blog “LK150 Bind Off” because that is the machine I usually work it on. A few blogs back I showed you a latch tool B/O around the sinker posts (gate pegs), but hobby machines like the LK150 and the European machines (Passap and Superba) do not have sinker posts. They have…

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I almost titled this blog “LK150 Bind Off” because that is the machine I usually work it on. A few blogs back I showed you a latch tool B/O around the sinker posts (gate pegs), but hobby machines like the LK150 and the European machines (Passap and Superba) do not have sinker posts. They have…

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I really love finishing and handwork, but I don’t like what I call “stupid finishing” where I could have saved myself the work right from the start. So, whenever I can, I weave in my yarn ends as I go. Because I use mostly hand knitting yarns that do not come on big cones, I…

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Finally! Spring has arrived in CT. No, wait! We didn’t get any spring, it jumped right into summer with a 90 degree day. Hard to believe we had the heat on just last week because it was so cold!     I still have some videos to edit (and more to shoot) but for now,…

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