I’m sorry to miss my Dad’s Thanksgiving turkey, but Bill and I had the best day ever, visiting Stirling Castle. I want to show you the Tapestry Studio! Together with West Dean College , they are reproducing the historic Unicorn tapestries for the Queen’s Inner hall, in the Palace. This is an extraordinary craft. Up to […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tapestry Studio at Stirling Castle
Today Bill and I figured out how to get around, for the next few days. The terrible traffic and impossible parking situation dissuaded us from renting a car. We visited the train station, and made plans for tomorrow, but there wasn’t enough time today for a train venture. So, we took the bus to Rosslyn. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on In and around Edinburgh
Our hosts at Optos were informative and friendly, giving us a look at what is coming in the future, for this wonderful technology. I tried to capture some of the flavor of our visit with photos, but it just isn’t the same without hearing everything in Scottish. The doctors with us were from all over […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Optomap training
In November 2012, Bill and I were invited to the factory where the Optomap retinal scanner was designed and is now produced. Unexpectedly, we were invited to go back this year! So, Bill and I are heading to Edinburgh again. The Optomap technology is revolutionizing our retinal practice, and we look forward to sharing experiences with […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
When we create something with our hands and a loved one wears it, knitters know that this is special, that it is essentially a hug from us. But those of us who make a living knitting, designing, teaching…we rarely have anyone knit for US. A friend/student made me coasters a few years ago. They are […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on A hug for Mavis
It has been a whirlwind few weeks, and since I got back from Stitches I have been playing catch-up. Looking back through the photos of the trip reminds me of how much fun it was. As usual, the students were exceptional in all of my classes. I keep adding content, but they continue to amaze […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stitches East
I need a new knitting project. Gee, what a dilemma. As you can imagine, I have several (to put it mildly) options, so need to narrow the criteria. Bill and I are traveling to Scotland at the end of the month, so it needs to be portable (no beads, please). It would be nice to […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
IK Knitting Lab is a unique conference. A smaller hotel and less participants create an intimate and friendly atmosphere. I taught 5 different subjects, only one of which involved intarsia (Argyle Socks, a perennial favorite), which allowed me to share other knitting passions such as Bohus Stickning, and finishing techniques. I just love knitting, and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Interweave Knitting Lab 2013