New book… by ME!

April 1, 2014

Aaaaagh the suspense! Finally the news is out. My new book Frozen: Aurora Borealis Mittens will be out shortly, and has just gone up for preorders. Cooperative Press is in the middle of switching shopping carts right now, so for my own sanity, I’ve just put it on Ravelry for now, and all preorderers (in […]

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Books, books, books!

February 4, 2014

Sometimes I think to myself I was always headed for this life. As a kid, I took out WAY more books from the library than anyone else. I remember a librarian, wide-eyed, looking at the stack of books I was carrying (arms straight out, filled all the way up to my chin), saying to my […]

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New year, new classes

December 22, 2013

It’s been a while since I offered classes on my online site but given that I won’t be on the teaching circuit in 2014 as much as I have been for the past 18 months, I thought it would be fun to teach this way again! I like teaching online because we can get even […]

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Protected: Craftsy signup 11/4 – 11/17

November 6, 2013

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

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On Rhinebeck, and obsession

October 23, 2013

(The good kind of obsession, that is, and not the 80s song by Animotion, if you were wondering). Another Rhinebeck come and gone, and I start to realize that everyone who is in this crazy business of ours, or who is a fiber person in general, is in it because they LOVE it. On the […]

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New patterns galore

October 2, 2013

I’ve been on a bit of a roll thanks to some gentle pushing (and also much needed assistance) from my beloved friends and knit-colleagues. New patterns on the way! Here’s a teaser…

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Maize is FINALLY here

September 25, 2013

Oh, you guys. I can’t even. March 2009?! This one’s been a long time coming. Meet Maize. This time for real. Here, let me crib from the notes inside the pattern because whoa. My head is officially done in. Also known as: the pattern that broke a thousand tech editors (this is only a slight […]

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Bad blogger, no cookie!

August 14, 2013

I think I get a tiny pass because we’ve just gotten three more amazing books out the door over at Cooperative Press: Stitching in the Stacks, Big Foot Knits and Unique Feet. Oh, and issue three of Knit Edge (issue four comes out in September — use code AUG2013 for a discount if you haven’t […]

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Meet Haybale! (a new pattern)

June 11, 2013

Unlike its namesake, this is GUARANTEED non-itchy. Sometimes in life you have to be open to a change of plans. This pattern is one example of that. Originally slated for a booklet I was working on, it’s been languishing here in the studio and frankly, I was starting to get sad every time I looked […]

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Aww, happy nostalgia!

June 3, 2013

I got emails about two new Craftsy classes this weekend, and the first one really had me smiling / tearing up a tiny bit. The BEAUTIFUL sweater by the name of Zelda that’s featured in the class photo for Joan McGowan-Michael’s new Feminine Fit class was originally commissioned by me for issue 15 of YF. […]

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