Compliments Collection winner…

May 17, 2012

Congrats to MaryKate, who won a copy of the booklet! Busy busy over here. I’m doing an experiment today to make myself uncomfortable. I’m wearing hot pink. If you know me or have met me in real life, you know I am a black and grey kinda grrl…with the occasional blue in the form of […]

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One million stitches

May 8, 2012

This morning I woke up with a horrible headache, so instead of going straight to the studio I was drinking coffee and reading Twitter. I realized I was only a few followers away from 7000 (?!), and wouldn’t it be fun if we could all do something TOGETHER? Then I remembered two things: the 1000 […]

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Compliments Collection blog tour

May 4, 2012

Bijou Basin Ranch has long been one of my favorite small yarn companies, and I really enjoy working with them in a variety of ways, both as a designer and as a publisher. BBR has just released its first collection of patterns in booklet form, featuring 13 new designs by author/teacher/TV personality/friend Kristin Omdahl. Today […]

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New toy for color creativity

April 24, 2012

Here’s a fun app my photo-app-mad husband just shared with me today: Color ViewFinder. You can walk around without actually snapping a photo and basically multi-sample colors in a given space, then click to save the palette. It’s kind of like Design Seeds but with your own environment as its inspiration! Here are some colors […]

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Sale on my book!

April 17, 2012

We’re doing a sale on The Knitgrrl Guide… in honor of Tax Day (ugh) here in the US. Here’s the scoop on the CP site, and here’s the pin on Pinterest — repin it, if you would, please? I’m curious to see just how many people are using Pinterest these days. Thanks!

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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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