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Kay Gardiner  Knitter about town. New York City.


The start of Bib No. 1 on my True Friend pullover by @veerarain. FACT: if you knit while getting a pedicure, you earn double self-care points. #sofarsogood #linenlove #euroflax #euroflaxminiskeins #eurovisionsongcontest #funhashtagsthatstartwitheuro #knittedsweater #linensweater #veeravälimäki #truefriendsweater

Learning to go smaller with national treasure @cauchycomplete and her Wall of Wonder at @gothamquilts today. Bonus: last-minute lesson in foundation piecing on muslin, which made my brain work hard.


When the kids cook dinner. #notmykids #livingthedream

This part is so satisfying that I hate to walk away. #alabamachaninflagquilt #alabamachanin Why am I sewing the blue field together before appliquéing the stars? Two reasons: 1. Arranging the pieces for the field was like a jigsaw puzzle, and I don't want somebody to mess it up while it's on the table and 2. it's easier to place the stars consistently when the whole field is together. If I were putting the stars on the individual patches of the field, I'd undoubtedly get some of them upside-down. #theschoolofmaking

When you see a chance (to use Clover Wonder Clips), take it. So useful for keeping seams lined up. #cloverclips #pincesprodiges #wonderclipsactivate #alabamachaninflagquilt #theschoolofmaking #alabamachanin

A rare capture of cousins + aunties. #bronxburgerhouse

Brown paper packages tied up with string. A few of my favorite blings, by post from a friend with an eye. 😘 #alabamachaninflagquilt #fixins #tastefulsparkle

And just like that: 328g of Euroflax + 2 circs. I'm making money here 💰🤑🙄 #ifyouwanttodestroymysweater #holdthisthreadasiwalkaway #andthenknitabettersweater #distopiansweaters

Here's a ripe old WIP. The needles have been in this freehanded top-down pullover since circa (circular) 2007. I remember knitting on it at a Hebrew School retreat when Carrie was in 4th grade, sitting on the sofa beside a rabbi and 2 dads, all 3 of whom had dozed off due to the country air and/or theological issues they were parsing and/or dad rules. I think I'm ready to let this one go and harvest a SQ of Euroflax and 2 circs. #needleharvesting, @kikiluscious style. #returntothecone #konmariforknitters #linenlove #didimentionitlooksawfulonme #distopiansweaters

Regram @welcomeblanket. Details on @welcomeblanket's feed, but this beautiful image of @thelittleknittery's blanket pattern is the kick/nudge/push I need to finish our group's two welcome blankets. Such a great project. I'm proud that once again my local @knittycity is leading the way for social action knitting.

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