Blog | Patty Lyons | Knitting Teacher

Flowers & FO

It seems like two weeks between blogging is about the best I can do these days. I keep waiting for life to feel like it’s slowing down, but it won’t happen on it’s own. I’ve decided that I would find ways to slow it down myself. A couple of weekends ago it was Forsythia Day […]

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Slowing Down to Appreciate. . .

The last few weeks (of no blogging) have been insanely busy. I’ve been so snowed under with work that my “days off” have been spent on the computer for most of the day. I feel now like (for a few days anyway) things are under control and I’m feeling overwhelmed by how lucky I am. […]

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First Wisp of Spring

We had our first warm sunny weekend, and I needed to get my hands in dirt. I know it’s too early for gardening, but we headed over to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to buy seeds. There were signs of spring all over the garden We decided to try some veggies from seed this year instead […]

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Bad, Bad Math

Okay, so I’m one of those peeps who reads their patterns all the way through before casting on. I’ve been to the Vogue errata section, I’ve been all over ravelry and all over the internet, can anyone splain this math (see schematic). If anyone has done the Yoke Pullover #13 from the 2005/2006 Winter Vogue, […]

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Why . . . When I Know How Much I Hate it

Why do I knit sweaters that end up in SIX pieces when I hate finishing 1 – back, 2 & 3 – front pieces, 4 & 5 sleeves, 6 – yoke . . . grrrr, arrg So I started by blocking the front and back. Gotta love the blocking wires, flexible for the neck & […]

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Trade Shows & Jet Lag

I’m finally unpacked and pretty much over my jet lag. Last Wednesday I left right from the Studio to head to San Diego for the TNNA winter show. I was really tired when I got in, and I had a six hour class on my first day, so I tried to get right to bed. […]

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Snow Day!!!

I am listening to This American Life, still in my pjs (it’s 2:00 pm) loving my snow day. Yesterday it was our first really soggy, wet, snowy day. It being a Friday I was finished at the shop by 4:00 pm. It had been a nice day at the studio with a steady stream of […]

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ADD knitting

I’ve felt all over the place lately. These last three weeks have been an utter blur. The Studio opened on Tuesday and I’ve been working pretty much non stop to get to the opening. Last weekend I was trying to get my Vanna Glamour shawl done for the opening night party. I looked at my […]

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Time Moves Slowly & Quickly

It’s November. Finally? Already? On the one hand, when it comes to the Presidential election . . . FINALLY it’s November. I felt like it would never be here. I don’t remember a time when this campaign was not going on. On the other hand, it seems like a minute ago it was June and […]

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Small Town Brooklyn

I really do love our Brooklyn weekends. After two of the hardest weeks I’ve ever had, this weekend was SOOOOO what I needed. The last two weeks have been back-brakingly hard (yarn is NOT light when packed by the hundreds in cases), so what I needed more then anything was to relax. Saturday it was […]

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