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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Totally self-serving post

July 12, 2012

There’s a teacher contest for next month’s STITCHES Midwest. They want to see how many people we can get to click through on a given link (in this case, a link to our class listings). So, if you click the below, it won’t cost you a dime but it might win the contest for me! […]

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Cast On, Bind Off blog tour

July 8, 2012

Just a heads up, we’ll be a stop on the Cast On, Bind Off blog tour later this month, but heads up, here’s where else the book will be… 7/9 Picnic Knits 7/10 Knit and Tonic 7/11 Zeneedle 7/12 Rambling Designs 7/13 The Knit Girllls 7/14 Neo Knits 7/15 Knit & Nosh 7/16 Knitting at […]

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Knitting help

July 4, 2012

Spike is helping me knit today. This is the new Erika Knight wool fur yarn and it is fabulous! Finally a worthy successor to Crystal Palace’s sadly-discontinued Shag. Speaking of which, if any of you have a few balls of black Shag in your stash that you’d be willing to sell, I’m on the hunt […]

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TNNA antics…

July 3, 2012

(Crossposted from the Cooperative Press blog…) TEAM COOPERATIVE PRESS! yaaaaay! (I am so fortunate to work with these people, let me tell you…) If you’ve been wondering why things seem so quiet over here, believe us when we say they are NOT, not by a long shot! We just returned from TNNA, the National Needle […]

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