Monthly Archives: October 2014

  • Knitsonik – Stranded Colourwork Sourcebook

    Posted on October 31, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Rainy days and Mondays…

    Posted on October 28, 2014 by annetarsia in Blog, Classes.

    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, […]

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  • Making progress…

    Posted on October 27, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    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 […]

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  • I love Lucy (Neatby)

    Posted on October 26, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    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 […]

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  • Annetarsia multi-tasking: Working out while learning from Lucy Neatby!

    Posted on October 25, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    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, […]

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  • Catching up

    Posted on October 22, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Rhinebeck

    Posted on October 20, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Fun at the Village Yarn and Fiber shop

    Posted on October 17, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    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 […]

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  • Rochester Knitting Guild

    Posted on October 14, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog.

    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 […]

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  • Stitches East 2014

    Posted on October 13, 2014 by annetarsia in Annetarsia Knits, Blog, Classes.

    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 […]

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