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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Felicia Lo’s Spinning Dyed Fibers + giveaway

August 24, 2012

I love Felicia Lo from Sweet Georgia Yarns! We first met in person many moons ago while I was in Vancouver taking photos for my book Spin to Knit, and we’ve worked together on a number of projects, including my book Alt Fiber (she dyed all the natural fiber yarn samples) and books for Cooperative […]

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My brain hurts just to think of it…

August 15, 2012

Have you seen this wondrous Kaffe Fassett throw for Rowan? Whew. Ok, so what have I been up to since last I posted? SO MUCH STUFF. Was kicked out of my office for over a week while workmen fixed the concrete header over our window. Apparently it was the worst one they’ve seen yet, and […]

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Win an alligator bag kit!

July 16, 2012

I think that a lot of my own design work tends towards the classic, the wearable, the…well, frankly, you could even say “boring with a twist.” (Sometimes that’s very literal…I do love a cable). I like things to not only be relatively straightforward to knit, but also something you’ll actually get a good amount of […]

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