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Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc)
What is it?
This technique simultaneously creates a row of "chain" stitches AND a row of single crochet stitches (abbreviated sc) without making two passes. Basically, it takes the place of two rows of stitches: the "chain" row that makes up the beginning base and the next row of single crochet that is worked into that row of chains.
The most common question we are asked is about what inspires me as a designer. Sometimes the answer is difficult to articulate and I shrug my shoulders and say "Everything!"
By answering that way, I'm not trying to be flippant…
The truth of the matter is, I can't help but be inspired by the people and places I'm surrounded by every day. The music we play in our studios; the colors, shapes, and structures I encounter on a daily basis; the textures and shapes we see on our meandering around this amazing area we live in… all of these influence me.
Rather than trying to put it into words, we have paired up some of the images Jason captures on our journeyings with our designs. Look for more of these in the coming months. We will post more sets as the mood… or the inspiration… strikes. Enjoy.
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Our friend Vickie Howell interviewed Shannon on a Space to Space segment for the new season of Knitting Daily TV with Vickie Howell. Details and how to catch the show for yourself in the post HERE.
Each year Martha Stewart Living honors a group of makers, craftspeople, small-business owners, and innovators from across the country in four key categories, crafts, design, food, and style. They are recognized for their dedication to creative entrepreneurship and to building successful businesses and communities. These individuals earn the title of American Made Award Winner.
Mark your calendars!
Shibaguyz Designz is proud to announce we will once again be teaching at Knit Fit fiber festival right here in our home base of Seattle on November 8–9, 2014.
This is our third year teaching at Knit Fit and this year we are bringing back one of our most popular classes as well as a new-to-Knit-Fit class!
WHAT DID I DO WRONG???
Frustrating, right? We know…
The catch… we couldn't say a WORD about it! GAH!! Y'all also know how tough it is for me to keep a secret… especially when it comes to such FAB news. But, the secret was kept until now! FINALLY, we can break the news: The new season of Knitting Daily TV is out and begins airing on PBS in different areas sometime around the end of July 2014. WOOHOO!! The episode number our Space to Space segment will be on is Episode #1310: If It Knits, It Fits.
Please check out the show and give us a shout out on Twitter, Facebook, Ravelry, and right here on our blog when you see the episode. Remember it is Episode #1310: If It Knits, It Fits and I will be chatting with Vickie right from the Shibaguyz Designz studio in the Space to Space segment. Just tag your Twitter tweets with #kdtv and tag us with @Shibaguyz.
As we get closer to the episode air date, we will be posting a little more about the interview including some of our thoughts on the topic we discussed with Vickie on air.
We hope you enjoy our segment as much as we enjoyed recording it! See ya on the TV!
Designing Menswear men will wear
Other than giving you your ear worm for the day (thank you, ZZ Top)… we're going to chat today about creating crochet and knit patterns for men. Specifically, the factors we take into consideration when we are putting together a mens garment.
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