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
The Vermont Fall Retreat took place at the Trapp Family Lodge, in Stowe, VT. Yes, it is owned and operated by the von Trapp family of “Sound of Music” fame, and we spent lots of time checking out framed memorabilia that lined the walls. I learned a lot about the family’s true story and came […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vermont Fall Retreat – Part 2
The best things about my job as a knitting teacher are the people and the places where it takes me. I flew into the Burlington, VT airport on a gray, snowy day, a few days before teaching at the Vermont Fall Retreat along with organizer Donna Druchunas from Sheep to Shawl. Before and after the […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Vermont Fall Retreat – Part 1
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
This has been a difficult few months for me, as I fight to keep up with everything I need to do at work and home, and try not to be distracted by the US election histrionics. Knitting has been my drug of choice. I’ve been working on one project at a time, and as soon […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Knitting binge – antidote for anxiety?
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!
I’ve been working on finishing up some knitting projects, and continuing to practice my weaving skills. I finally finished Strandwander, just in time for football season and supporting the Oregon Ducks with this great colorway by Holiday Yarns. I also finished L’Enveloppe, which is an amazing pattern by Sally Melville, knit with Knitting Boutique […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This week in Knitting/Weaving…
I’m working from home, today. The hours fly by, as I am not interrupted by things like “routine”. This morning I spent about an hour trying to find a pattern for a sweater I designed 4 years ago. I thought now might be a good time to tackle getting it published, now that the book […]Continue Reading... 4 Comments.
When my first child was born, and I counted his fingers and toes, heard him cry, and gazed into his beautiful eyes, I realized how anxious that I had been during my pregnancy, worrying that he (or she) would be healthy. Yesterday, I saw “Annetarsia Knits” for the first time. It isn’t bound yet, but […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Annetarsia is basically intarsia for lazy knitters. This means that, in my world, I strive for the absolutely easiest way to knit everything. As I reported in the last blog post, Bold Move requires the MC be knit from the skein. This complicates the knitting, because the tethered MC tangles with the butterflies of contrast […]Continue Reading... 3 Comments.