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Archive for ‘Tutorials’

August 26, 2011

How-to for Chloë’s Hair

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I’ve posted a video tutorial for placing and tying on Chloë’s beautiful red ponytail. I’ve posted the video right here but I’ve also included the Youtube link for your convenience. The email subscribers don’t receive the video tutorial along with the Spud says! emails for some reason. Of course you can always find all of the tutorials on the sidebar right here on Spud says!, too.

Click here to see the video tutorial for Chloë’s hair.

There is an open Knitalong for Chloë on the Ravelry group. Click here to see the knitalong thread.

Click here to see the Ravelry project page for Chloë. We currently have 64 completed Chloë dolls posted on Ravelry. That’s so fun to see.

The pattern for Chloë and all of her farm friends is in our book, Spud & Chloë at the Farm, which is sold in local and online yarn shops along with other book stores everywhere.

Enjoy the video and have a great weekend everyone!

July 25, 2011

Provisional Cast On Tutorial

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,
I want to get this tutorial on the provisional cast on up for you before I post the pattern for the Outer blanket. That way you can start right away even if you don’t know how to do the provisional cast on. It is a technique that is used quite a bit so it is a good one to have in your back pocket.

Now, off to work on finishing up the blanket! I can’t wait to have it all together.

I’ll be back soon with more…

May 19, 2011

Embroidering a Face on Toy

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Here is a video tutorial on embroidering Spud’s face but the tips are good and useful for embroidering any knit toy’s face. The ball I used in the demonstration is made in Blue Sky Worsted Cotton. Sometimes in the email the subscribers receive the video doesn’t show up for some reason so I am including the link directly to youtube for you.

Click here to watch the tutorial on youtube.

I hope this helps!


May 2, 2011

Twisted Loop Stitch Tutorial

Hi Spud & Chloë Friends,

Today is the kickoff for the Spud Knitalong! The pattern for Spud is found in our new book, Spud & Chloë at the Farm which can be purchased at your local yarn shop, online yarn shops and local, and online bookshops as well.

I have the first video tutorial ready to share today. I am demonstrating how to make Spud’s wooly coat using the twisted loop stitch. The twisted loop stitch is abbreviated as “tl” in the pattern. Although I didn’t invent the stitch technique, I named the stitch for my patterns and haven’t seen this technique used in this manner before. This is most likely the only place to look it up at this point.

Click here to see the video for the twisted loop stitch on youtube.

To join in the knitalong just start knitting! There is a thread running on the Friends of Spud & Chloë Ravelry group. Please post all questions either here on Spud says! as a comment or on the Ravelry thread instead of emailing or messaging me privately. Also, to all participants, please feel free to jump in and help each other and answer questions. I love that and that’s really what a knitalong is all about.

Click here for the Spud Knitalong thread on our Ravelry group, Friends of Spud & Chloë!

I am not a stickler for starting dates and joining in so all are welcome anytime. I would, however, love to know if you are joining me so if you haven’t so far, please do let me know.

I’ll be back soon with lots more….

April 11, 2011

Spud & Chloë at the Farm Book Trailer

Artisan books has released a book trailer for Spud & Chloë at the Farm. It is a quick and catchy little viewing. Enjoy!

What are you doing for lunch today? I hope you can join me on Yarn Thing. April 12th at 11am Central/10am Mountain I am being interviewed live on the Yarn Thing podcast. There is a call in feature so feel free to call in and chat with Marly and me! I would love it.

Click here for the link to the Yarn Thing podcast site including the phone in number!

Hope to talk to you on the podcast.