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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Stephen West shawl class has me wondering…

May 22, 2013

So Stephen West has a new shawl class called Shawlscapes with Stephen West that just went live at Craftsy… this had me wondering, if you could take an online class with any Cooperative Press author, who, and what would you want to learn? Would love to hear what you think…

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Cruise + winner of the survey

May 20, 2013

(Funny if you read the last post’s title before this, eh? because where we’re going is a cruise…) Special thanks to the magical robots at random.org, who chose #287, aka Dawn, as our survey contest winner. I double-checked, she’s on the mailing list, and so she’s won the full $100 and not half! Congrats to […]

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Where do we go from here?

May 1, 2013

(If you are a Buffy nerd you just heard this in your head, didn’t you?) I have been having an internal struggle about what to do with the blog during its planned renovation this year. As part of a larger transformation (improving pattern layouts and instructions, doing some re-branding for the Knitgrrl patterns and getting […]

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Bunnies + Seattle, Portland, Atlanta

March 31, 2013

Happy Easter, everyone! (And hurray for Passover, because I got candy for that, too — let’s hear it for having friends of all holiday candy persuasions!) It’s been a while. Oh hi. Since last I posted Google Reader shut down…hopefully you’ve found a replacement if you were following the blog via feedreader. Usual excuses apply: […]

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