I forgot to share about the market at VK Live Chicago, which was fun to explore. Aside from all of the beautiful yarn, needles and accessories, there was some very creative knitting being displayed. I was very inspired by all of the color, shapes and the ingenuity of knitters. I also got to meet […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on VKL Chicago – Market
One of my favorite classes involves how to edge garments efficiently and beautifully. Knitters find zippers challenging to insert into hand-knits, but it is easy if you do it right. Generally, at least one student comes to class with a garment to use for class, and I love seeing them leave with a finished sweater!Continue Reading... Comments Off on VKL – Zipper class
I want to thank Amy for a wonderful review of this class. I had a lot of fun with this group, who dove into intarsia with great enthusiasm and were lots of fun to be with. http://www.examiner.com/article/intarsia-students-enter-the-no-mistake-zone-at-vogue-knitting-live I want to remind everybody that you are now completely able to knit a color-block sweater! […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on VKL Chicago, Annetarsia class
I was impressed with the imagination and engagement of the knitters designing Intarsia motifs in Chicago. Several knitters put together more than one motif during class. The ideas were inventive, and they worked to turn those ideas into motifs that will be fun and easy to knit. I greatly enjoyed this class!Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vogue Knitting Live-Chicago Intarsia design class
This was the very first time that Stitches held an event in Texas. I was pleased and honored to teach at this inaugural event, and I had a lovely time. The students were engaged and enthusiastic, the venue is beautiful, and the market was spectacular. Being the first event, it was less crowded than other […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stitches Texas
I seem to have a short attention span right now, and am going back and forth between some fun projects – it’s Play time! I knit up the homework for Teddy Bear Sweater Finishing class (watch for this one, it is a super fun way to learn lots of finishing technique!). Yesterday I attended […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Play time!
Yarn stores are a very particular type of place. Unlike many types of stores, they have personalities all their own, and knitters have certain expectations when they enter one. This isn’t really fair because they aren’t homes, they are businesses. But, somehow, when a knitter enters a good local yarn store (LYS), it feels as […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on the Knitting Boutique, Glen Burnie, MD
This month I had the chance to teach at Lion Brand Yarn Studio, in Greenwich Village, NYC. I was honored and pleased to be invited, and had a wonderful time. The staff and students are amazing, and if you go to NYC, you should definitely make the time to check it out. […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Lion Brand Yarn Studio
“Sassy” is a winner! It is comfortable and cozy, and very different from any other sweater I’ve knit. Bill’s eyes widened when he saw me in it, and he admitted that he hadn’t been very impressed with it, when it was being knit. But he loved it, on me! Color-blocking really needs to be seen […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Feeling “Sassy”!