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... No Comments.
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... No Comments.
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.
The prototype of the Astoria sock knit with the A Hundred Ravens Annetarsia yarn kit is working up fast. Photos don’t really do it justice, because the color moves as the sock does. It looks different from every angle. Here is a peek at the sock from 4 directions. I’m actually almost done with this […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Here is a run-down of my week – an overview, because lots happened and there will be more details later on specific things I ‘ve been working on Craftsy filming – Such a great experience, and I thank everyone at Craftsy central who helps make my dreams come true. I loved preparing and presenting this […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
A bit ago, you will remember that I asked for help in picking an 8th color for a special kit to knit the Astoria sock, teaming with Kate Bachus of A Hundred Ravens. For a refresher, see here. There was no real consensus, as all the colors Kate dyed as possibilities were wonderful. But there […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Knitters? Blindly follow patterns? What is the fun in that? Especially Annetarsia patterns, as I expect people to use them as a springboard for their own inspirations. So, I was thrilled to get my first inquiry about how to turn the Kelly sweater from Annetarsia knits from being knit from the hem up, to knitting […]Continue Reading... No Comments.