Knitting Resolutions

Hello! I'm Jessyka, the new Social Media Manager for The Net Loft. Since I'll be joining Dotty here I thought I should introduce myself. I live in Cordova AK, just 2 blocks from The Net Loft. Living on the ocean has been a long time dream of mine, coupled with being so close (and working at) such a wonderful yarn shop, life is pretty wonderful.

I studied weaving in college, along with dyeing and art history. I love to knit, especially for my 1 year-old daughter. Baby sweaters are much quicker to make! That ties easily into my knitting resolution for 2014: sweaters.    

My 2014 Knitting Resolution is to finish a sweater I started for my husband 3 years ago. Lots of love has already been put into it. I started by converting Tuulia Salmela's Deep in the Forest mitten pattern. Then I dyed the main color using undyed Cascade 220 and Jacquard dyes, both available at the Net Loft. I'm really excited to finish something that has so much of my own expression in it. The Net Loft has a collection of undyed skeins waiting for someone to make them special. I think my second resolution will be to dye more yarn!


Do you have any knitting/craft resolution this year?


Check out some of the answers we got on Facebook!



Kaisa Erika of Eugene, OR - I should probably learn new things, I already have too many scarfs and hats.

Erica Thompson of Hancock, MI (though always an Alaskan at heart) - Yes, to learn how!

Signe Fritsch of Cordova, AK - Pick it back up! It's been too long. I've knit 2 hats and 1/2 of a baby sweater since my first child was born over 6 years ago.  I acutally had to search my house for my knitting needles a few weeks ago. That was a wake up call that it's time to get back to it.

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So nice to hear from you! I am sure many of your childhood friends are still here. I will ask around. Come visit us sometime. It would be a trip down memory lane. KLAM still plays on and we have our ads running on the station.
Glad you found us via the podcast. We are excited that Alana Dakos from Never Not Knitting Podcast will be joining us this next summer at our first Net Loft Fiber and Friends. It will be a fun week gathering together, learning new techniques and making new friends. Good for you for making those good Knitting Resolutions. We welcome you to The Net Loft and hope you will keep checking in on us as we grow our online presence. We have had the shop for almost 30 years, and it has been fun to expand the heart of The Net Loft beyond the walls on Main Street.
All the best to you for 2014.

Dotty Widmann

I have just stumbled on your site via Never Not Knitting blog. I was born and raised in Cordova up to 8th grade at which time my parents (who started radio station KLAM in 1952) moved the family to Juneau to participate in the newly formed state government. So ages ago, and I have given away my age. I still think “Cordova” when I think of my childhood. So I am intrigued by your endeavors.

I have recently picked up my knitting which I learned from my Mom so many years ago. My resolution for the year is to master a bit of Fair Isle knitting. I have started with hats. The first step was to teach myself continental knitting as I learned British style. It’s taking a bit of work to overcome the finger memory, but I will get there. My other resolution is to do an occasional swatch. I tend to jump right in, and then rip out if the gauge is a disaster.

Dona Lehr

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