Extra Yarn by Mac Barnett

January 25, 2012

I got the cutest book in the mail the other day: Extra Yarn, by Mac Barnett, whose website bills him as a “writer and strongman-for-hire.” I should also note that he is currently running a contest for booksellers that involves knitting, and so might I kindly recommend that you team up with your local indie […]

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A question for all of you…

January 21, 2012

Apple’s digital textbook announcement this week had a lot of people talking about the kinds of super-cool content that tablet computers and e-reader devices can deliver. I firmly believe that knitters are way ahead of the general population when it comes to adopting digital information delivery methods. Proof? Look how many pattern downloads Ravelry sells. […]

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January 9, 2012

Congrats, turtle — thanks to the magical random-number-drawing powers of random.org, you’ve won the copy of Sweet Shawlettes. As mentioned in the previous post, I have been on a ridiculous cowl-knitting kick lately, first with Stacked, then Minu, and most recently (over the weekend!), Meroe and Timbuktu. Remember we’ve been doing a lot of yarn-sorting […]

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Sweet Shawlettes review / blog tour

January 4, 2012

Today I’m hosting a stop on the blog tour for Jean Moss‘ new book Sweet Shawlettes. First of all: KITTY!!! Sorry, I got distracted there for a second. Me and leopard print, we have a thing. You can win a copy of the book for yourself by leaving a comment on this post, and trust […]

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Sorting the yarn…

December 29, 2011

My mom is using her artistic genius to sort my yarn by color on the wall at the studio. I loved the space bag storage at home but it was time to move it to the studio so I can see what I actually have. Expect a major destashing soon!

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So, we got married.

December 25, 2011

And you thought your holiday weekend was busy? What started as one of our stock pretend fights Monday evening (“my accountant is better than your accountant, nyah nyah nyah“) somehow turned into us going to the courthouse for a marriage license Tuesday afternoon, stopping to buy champagne at Lilly Chocolate (when asked by the owner […]

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Free Minu cowl pattern

December 8, 2011

Hey! Another free pattern — and this one is even quicker than the last. Honestly: an hour. It’ll probably take you longer to hunt down your US #13 needles in your stash. One skein of delicious Malabrigo Rasta and you are good to go. In fact, you’d better buy more than one skein, since these […]

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Spin to Knit ebook + Library Journal YAY

December 8, 2011

Interweave has made my book Spin to Knit available as an ebook! See here. My publishing company Cooperative Press got an unexpected (and VERY exciting) honor this week when Alasdair Post-Quinn’s book Extreme Double Knitting made it onto Library Journal’s best fiber crafts books of 2011 list. If you were participating in NaKniSweMo this year, […]

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Pajama day!

November 27, 2011

After an overly full week (houseguests, giant dinner party, family holiday dinners with both his family and mine, running one of two big craft shows this season here in Cleveland), I woke up with a horribly sore throat and a sense of dread, since both the mister and his best friend who was here Wed-Sat […]

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Happy Thanksgiving!

November 24, 2011

Ghost Pilgrims : A Thanksgiving Carol from Scott Benson on Vimeo. Scott is Bethany of Cleo Dee’s husband. If you like squid (and really, who doesn’t?), check out her Etsy shop or her blog. I have several of her delightful squid hanging in various locations around our house!

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