Donna Druchunas drew my attention to the work of Felicity Ford, a creative British knitter who wanted to publish a book on stranded colourwork design. She needed funding, so ran a Kickstarter campaign, which I immediately joined. At the time, I was also working to publish “Annetarsia Knits”, so I felt a real kinship with […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitsonik – Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook
Fall has arrived. Yesterday was a blustery, rainy Monday, and for once I was a bit glad to be doing my workout on the treadmill. I decided to take a cooking class, and chose “Cooking Essentials: All About Chicken”, with Marge Perry. Click on the class link for a coupon! This class was very motivating, […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rainy days and Mondays…
Today I walked for an hour on the treadmill, and I couldn’t have made it without Lucy Neatby. Boy, walking on the treadmill is boring. But I finished “My First Sock”, which made the time pass quite easily. Lucy covered picking up stitches, and how to tighten the picked up row. She also had a […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Making progress…
I walked another few miles while watching “My First Socks” through Lesson 3. First, how adorable is Lucy Neatby? Top of the scale, right? She is covered with color, for one thing, from her hair to her clothing. I can’t see below her waist, because of the desk, but I’ll bet my stash that she […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on I love Lucy (Neatby)
My hip is getting stronger, and I am walking without pain, now. So, it is time to get ready to run. I’m starting out slowly, walking on the treadmill. This seemed a great opportunity to take some Craftsy classes. Watching great teachers makes me a better teacher, and I don’t get to take classes anymore, […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Being gone for 10 days means lots of work to do upon returning. I’ve made it through the pile on my desk, and most of the e-mails. Marcia Weinert sent me a couple of photos to share with you, from our day at Rhinebeck. The photo of the alpaca made me smile. On the plane […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
The NY Sheep and Wool Festival is big, bold and beautiful. Most of my day was spent in Merritt Bookstores booth, where authors were available to answer questions and sign books. Once the gates opened, there was a solid flow of people. So. Many. People! When all of the copies of Annetarsia Knits were spoken […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rhinebeck
The past few days have found me at the Village Yarn and Fiber shop, home of Dizzy Sheep and his groupies. I taught in the afternoon and evenings, and Wednesday night we had a party and lots of the Dizzy groupies who helped with the book were there, and I signed lots and lots of […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
In our increasingly internet-driven society, congregations of like-minded folks are diminishing. But some of us still like to gather in person. Sporting events, church, biker groups….and Knitters. Rochester, NY is home to a large and vibrant knitting guild, and I had the pleasure of speaking to them, last night. I talked about Annetarsia, and how […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Rochester Knitting Guild
I would like to thank the students, vendors and staff of Stitches East 2014 for an amazing show. It seemed that I was busy every minute, either teaching, visiting or signing books (sometimes all at once!), so I may not have properly expressed by gratitude and appreciation at the time. My classes were all full or […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.