Author Archives: 1marylou

About 1marylou

I enjoy the process of pushing the world of fiber to its limits with the use of knitting needles and various methods of experimentation. Along the way, the lens of my camera captures what I see.

Block Printing

As the temperature rises, I’m reminded it’s Summer.  A linen blouse, crop pants, sandals and a ponytail pretty much describe my look for the season.  Comfortable clothes combined with the heat, and last but not least, barbecue ignite an intense … Continue reading

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Swatching

Well…hopefully last night was the end of the rainy season in Northern California.  Last year at this time, I was wishing for more rain.  Now, the drought is officially over!  I look forward to pulling some weeds and planting sunflower … Continue reading

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Wrapped in Ripples

As I explore new techniques in knitting, my posts are happening less frequent.  The more involved the project, the longer between posts. My most recent endeavor forced me into learning short-row shaping. Breathing Space, designed by Veera Valimaki is a … Continue reading

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Let The Yarn Dictate The Project

Lately, I’ve been taking inventory of my yarn collection trying to remember the intended purpose of each purchase.  Well…it’s been quite an exercise.  A great majority of my selections were impulse decisions without a particular project in mind.  I liked … Continue reading

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Shibori

I’ve long been interested in the Shibori technique and found this blog post so interesting!  So interesting, in fact, I wanted to share the beautiful images and information on my blog. This is a guest post by Kim of Flextiles. … Continue reading

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Life

Last year, my mother passed away in her sleep without a Will.  Becoming the Administrator of her Estate was a lengthy process, but nothing compared to the unknown obstacles I would be forced to deal with it. With my husband … Continue reading

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Versatility With Binary Stitches

I’ve been programming (in a sense) my latest design using Binary Stitches©.  The original order of stitches was not what I ended up with.  I manipulated the rows as if they were lines of code, trying to achieve a particular … Continue reading

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