Archive For June, 2010

Matching CO and BO

By | June 21, 2010

Last weekend was Black Sheep Gathering. As usual, it was a blast and a half. I missed out on the Sheep to Shawl competition, but I got to watch Judith MacKenzie McCuin at work in the fleece judging—wow, what an education! (Judith, how do you hold so much fiber info in your head??) Wandering the […]

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By | June 14, 2010

Designing is lot like puzzle-solving. How do you get all the pieces—the yarns, the colors, the stitch patterns, the shaping details—to fit together into a cohesive, appealing whole? My favorite part of the puzzle is getting the stitch patterns to flow into each other, and into the space made available by the shaping. It usually […]

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Avoiding hiccups

By | June 11, 2010

For the past couple weeks, I’ve been adding illustrations to Charts Made Simple. The goal has been to get the manuscript ready for review next week: four friends have graciously agreed to look at this early draft, and tell me where it still needs work. Having that deadline has, understandably, lit a much-needed fire under […]

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Work avoidance as a productivity tool

By | June 1, 2010

Okay, I admit it: I fibbed yesterday when I said I finally managed to get Camille on Patternfish because I had gotten Yachats out of the way. No, truth be told, it was an example of work avoidance as a productivity tool. Maybe you’ve done this too, once or twice. Maybe, when faced with a […]

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