It was so hard to say goodbye to everyone at the end of the Retreat weekend! I truly enjoyed every minute of our time together. Fortunately, I had another few days before I had to say goodbye to Vermont. We went back to Donna’s home to de-brief, and to make some instructional videos. Donna and […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vermont Fall Retreat – Part 3
I had a terrific experience with knitters at the Sheep to Shawl Vermont Fall Knitting Retreat, and I have lots to share from that experience, which I will tell you about in the next few days. One thing I especially want to share is that thanks to help from Donna Druchunas and Dom Cotignola, I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on One foot in front of the other
My friend Jennifer, aka Stitch Diva (www.stitchdiva.com) has started a 7-day Lucet challenge. Every day she will send an e-mail with instructions on braiding with a Lucet. If you don’t know what it is and don’t have one, no worries, she teaches you how to make one with stuff you have around the house – […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This week in knitting: Lucet challenge and new socks on the needles
One of my favorite patterns in “Annetarsia Knits” is the Rose City Hat. I have knit several of them, and for a quick knit it packs a lot of visual punch. After I had the pattern thoroughly memorized, I decided to mix it up and use different yarn and stitch patterns. The result is another […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on “Stumptown Slouch”- a fun, fast hat to knit for the Fall season!
While waiting for the launch of my newest Craftsy class, Fun with Custom Colorwork (launches TOMORROW, and enter HERE to win the new class absolutely free!), I have been continuing to work on the Agate Ripples cardigan that I am making out of stash Koigu. I chose some solid and varigated skeins from really old […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Stripey goodness
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
Preparing for my only teaching trip to the East Coast this year, I developed a new class for teaching everything Annetarsia in a single day. I knit 3 fun projects for “Annetarsia: Be the Boss of your Intarsia”, and I knit them all twice, using different yarns. I wasn’t ready to move on, so I […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Designing a “Sassy” sweater
I will be visiting The Knitting Boutique this summer. The store entered my radar when I wandered into their amazing booth at an East Coast fiber event a couple of years ago. They had unique products, and even for fiber folk, were unusually friendly and fun to be around. That is saying something! They invited […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitting Boutique preparation