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, 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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I like iPads, don’t you? Want a Mini?

January 8, 2013

We’re doing a big contest over at Cooperative Press. Here’s the info. It’s tough to get attention when you don’t have a kazillion dollars for ads, so you do what you have to in order to gather up the social media eyeballs and “meet” new people who haven’t already heard of you. I spent a […]

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New interview in Yarnwise

December 24, 2012

I’m excited to see the new issue of Yarnwise with my interview is out now (AND available for download to iPad, etc which I am doing right now because it would be a little crazy to run to the bookstore on Christmas Eve). Thank you, dear Lou, for thinking of me and doing such a […]

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NaKniSweMo and so much going on!

November 16, 2012

How goes it, NaKniSweMo knitters? Reading the discussions over on Ravelry, it looks like a LOT of people are making great progress. Yay! I almost feel caught up from my MONTH OF MADNESS, aka October. Almost. You can see a lot of pictures from my month on the road over at Instagram — when I […]

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NAKNISWEMO 2012: The NaKniSweMo-ing.

October 31, 2012

Ana (aka sugaroni) has made some FABULOUS new Ravatars for this year — grab them here. Discuss what you’re knitting here. Want to offer up a prize for this year’s successful finishers? Do that here. And for those of you who haven’t played along in previous years, here’s what you need to know: How it […]

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Mmm, wooooool.

October 9, 2012

I’m incredibly pleased to get the chance to talk about a new book by Sue Blacker that I really, really like. Pure Wool: A Knitter’s Guide to Using Single-Breed Yarns is the sort of book you’ll love if you liked Clara Parkes’ The Knitters’ Book of Wool or Deb Robson’s The Fleece & Fiber Sourcebook: […]

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Guest post: Rohn Strong

October 8, 2012

Rohn Strong, author of The Heritage Collection: WWI & WWII is our guest on the blog today! I first met Rohn when he pitched another idea to me for Cooperative Press, but I was really excited about this project he’s doing and I hope you will be, too. As some of you might know, I’m […]

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Not dead, just busy…

September 19, 2012

My mother has been suitably appalled with me over the past week. I’ll call to check in on my dad, who fell off a ladder at work last month and has not been having a very fun recovery (dizziness is no one’s friend), and she’ll say “what are YOU doing?” “going home to make dinner…” […]

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