Monthly Archives: November 2013

  • Tapestry Studio at Stirling Castle

    Posted on November 28, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • In and around Edinburgh

    Posted on November 27, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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. […]

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  • Optomap training

    Posted on November 26, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Scotland – home of whiskey, wool, weaving, and….Retinal scanners!

    Posted on November 23, 2013 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • A hug for Mavis

    Posted on November 17, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Stitches East

    Posted on November 16, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    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 […]

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  • A Blast from the Past

    Posted on November 8, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Interweave Knitting Lab 2013

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by annetarsia in Blog.

    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 […]

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