Posts Tagged “chit-chat”


By | June 1, 2015

Ask anyone who’s been teaching knitting at the “big” events for a couple years (or anyone who’s done a fair bit of designing, I suppose), and they’ll tell you they regularly get questions via email. I thought it might be fun to share with you a few of my recent q&a sessions. . . . […]

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Busy, busy, busy

By | September 3, 2013

Did you take some time off this holiday weekend? I did. It was fabulous. But now it’s back to work, and oh, my. If I think too much about my upcoming schedule, I start hyperventilating: This weekend I head to small, local retreat where I get to test-teach a new class to a bunch of […]

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The cat is outta the bag

By | June 18, 2013

What have I been doing for the past couple months? Not blogging, clearly. Not knitting, either. Rather, I’ve been working on this: And this: And this: They’re “stitch maps,” knitting charts drawn without grids so you can see what the fabric is really doing. You can read more about them (and play with them!) at […]

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By | April 22, 2013

Let me tell you about a couple highlights from my weekend at the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. (Besides the camaraderie and the dessert reception, of course.) The first was when a former Slick Set-in Sleeves student showed me a sweater she’d knit using that technique. It was stunning! The fit, the yarn selection, the stitch […]

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This never happens

By | April 17, 2013

Tomorrow I fly to Colorado for the Loopy Ewe Spring Fling. Except for a few last-minute items, I’m all packed. And guess what? Everything fit into just two bags – my laptop bag, and a small suitcase. This never happens. Normally, I travel with the laptop bag, the small suitcase, and a giant, big-enough-to-hide-a-dead-body suitcase. […]

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Too early?

By | October 19, 2012

Catching up on blog and Facebook posts this morning, I’m reminded of the tradition of “the Rhinebeck sweater,” the idea that one should parade around Rhinebeck wearing freshly-minted handknits. And then I’m reminded that I’m planning to go to Rhinebeck for the first time next year. That means I have one year to come up […]

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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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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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Myths and fabrications

By | May 1, 2012

Tomorrow I get to give a presentation to the Seattle Knitters Guild, and I’m really looking forward to it – but that’s a recent development. For months, I had been dreading the event. The idea of public speaking didn’t bother me – after all, I teach for a living — but the possibility that I […]

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By | November 30, 2011

Whew! Thirty days in NaBloPoMo, and thirty blog posts. (If you count this one. Which I will.) What have I learned from this experiment? Posting daily is possible. But it’s not sustainable, not if I want posts with non-trivial knitting content. I mean, really, who wants multiple blog posts that all essentially say, “Nope, still […]

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