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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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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