The most boring person alive

April 6, 2012

I try not to have too many aaaaaagh I am swamped aaaaaagh posts here (seriously, who needs that?), but it has just been that kind of year so far! We’ve got an immense Cooperative Press photoshoot next weekend, so I feel like the only things I’ve done for weeks on end are: planning for photoshoot […]

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Win $100, witness my chrysalis stage

March 26, 2012

The Cooperative Press spring survey is live and you have until the end of the week to take it. One randomly-drawn respondent will win $100! (Though of course we know you’re taking it out of love, right?) CP takes up a lot of my time these days, so it’s very important to me — thank […]

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Designer 101 class signups are open!

March 15, 2012

My popular Designer 101 bootcamp class is accepting signups for its next session! The class, which is run through my virtual online teaching space, has helped dozens of knitwear designers of all experience levels develop their business skills and design aesthetics, as well as learn about practical considerations (from contracts to photography, and everything in […]

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Whirlwind

March 15, 2012

It’s been an incredibly exciting week, one of those weeks where your brain hits the “full” mark way too early and you just can’t absorb anything else. Here’s the scoop: I went to Austin for SXSW Interactive, where I was giving a talk on niche publishing. I used what we’re doing at Cooperative Press with […]

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What a week.

March 6, 2012

It’s only Tuesday and this week is kicking my you-know-what. I’m trying to prep so I can fly out to SXSW this weekend (I’m leaving Thursday, full day planned for Friday, stuff on Sat/Sun, speaking Monday, flying back at the very crack of dawn Tuesday), I’ve got the usual crazy Cooperative Press workload plus setting […]

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New pattern + important project

February 27, 2012

This is my latest pattern, Restraint. This is my most excellent husband, Tamas. It’s so hard to be married to a knitter. (Yes, that was sarcasm). You get things custom-knitted for you, you’re even given input on what you would like to have in the final product, and all the knitter asks is for a […]

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A gentle reminder

February 21, 2012

Signups for my fall Maine knitting retreat are only open til April. If the course isn’t full by then, it’ll be cancelled, and no one wants that! Hence this reminder… You can grab the registration form here or at the WLS site. More on the retreat, and the island…

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We have a winner! (well, more than one, actually!)

February 17, 2012

(for the Valentine’s contest) Courtesy of the fine computers at random.org, and their random number generators, the plaid bag goes to… Catherine! Bonus points because her comment was super-extra-hilarious: My husband had a bad day last week and, for him, was unusually down. I tried a number of cheering up tactics, but still no smile. […]

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Valentine’s Day giveaway!

February 3, 2012

Just in time for Valentine’s Day, the lovely people at Jordana Paige have given me a SPECTACULAR bag to give away! Check it out — this messenger bag for knitters is pocket-filled, comes in a gorgeous, funky plaid, and retails for $92. How to win? Just leave a comment about what you love: your significant […]

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Sign up now for my Maine knitting retreat!

January 25, 2012

31 August-5 September, on an island off the coast of Maine. Click for more details. A brief summary of the retreat: Instructor Shannon Okey has developed a curriculum that begins with establishing proper measuring techniques. Course participants will learn how to measure themselves and their knitting for optimal fit and precision, examine sizing schematics and […]

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