Archive For June, 2012

Staying power

By | June 28, 2012

Whee! Unicorn just released its TNNA Top Books list, the list of bestselling books at the industry’s top trade show. Charts Made Simple ranked as #8, after being out for over a year! Now that’s some staying power. 🙂 Several other publications from Visionary Authors also made the list, including five of the top ten. […]

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Swatching yet again

By | June 14, 2012

Last month while at Churchmouse I scored a couple skeins of Loft: Oh, such lovely stuff. For a month, those skeins sat on my coffee table where I could pet them daily, and imagine what they might become. Last week I finally wound them into balls, and got started swatching. First up, basic garter and […]

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Entrelac Knitting at Craftsy

By | June 13, 2012

It can be a little weird to teach a class while knowing that another teacher is scheduled to teach essentially the same class at the same event. For instance, I’m not the only one that teaches seamless set-in sleeves or introductory lace at Stitches events. And if I recall correctly, the last Sock Summit featured […]

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The Yarn Thing

By | June 12, 2012

Did you catch The Yarn Thing podcast this morning? (Yes, yes, I know I should’ve reminded y’all about it yesterday. My flimsy excuse was that I was out of the house and away from all computers practically all day.) Marly and I had a grand time talking about disastrous first projects, not knowing that designing […]

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By | June 5, 2012

Remember how I said the Be Sweet Skinny Wool clearly wanted to be brioche? The Fyberspates Scrumptious Lace clearly wanted to be lace. And not just any lace: I pictured it looking fabulous in Estonian lace, complete with nupps. I was wrong. Lace, yes. Estonian lace, sure. But nupps? Not so much. Working my first […]

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Upcoming fun and games

By | June 4, 2012

Mark your calendars: next Tuesday, June 12th, I get to be part of Marly Bird’s The Yarn Thing podcast! We’ll talk about Charts Made Simple (“what? that old thing again?”) and whatever else pops into our heads. Ooh, my first live interview… I hope I don’t sound like a dolt! In other news, registration for […]

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