Posts Tagged “classes”

National Craft Month promotions

By | February 29, 2016

I try not to get too smarmy in this blog, but this time it’s for a good cause. Today through March 13, Craftsy is celebrating National Craft Month in a novel way: anyone who signs up for a class gets entered in a contest to win $1000 towards the craft-based charity of their choice. Knitted […]

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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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I could not have said it better myself

By | February 1, 2015

Yesterday, while scoping out the knitting shelves at a local bookstore, I found a gently used copy of Martha Waterman’s Traditional Knitted Lace Shawls. Since I’m in the middle of updating my Wedge Shawl Design class, I had to get it. The book has a lot going for it: history, design advice, a nice selection […]

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By | September 10, 2013

Last weekend’s test-run of my new Wedge Shawl Design class went quite well, if I do say so myself. Oh, sure, there was a hiccup or two, and you know I’ll be making improvements to the class based on the feedback I got. But what blew me away was how inspired the students were. Several […]

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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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By | January 23, 2013

Yet another pair of toe socks, finished: They’re much the same as my green pair, except I made yet another departure from Cat Bordhi’s original Sweet Tomato Heel: the first short-row wedge is composed of increasingly shorter rows, while the second is composed of increasingly longer rows. I like the results: In other news, registration […]

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Ready to travel

By | January 16, 2013

With the repair of DH’s socks out of the way, I’m back to making good progress on my toe socks: Having grafted together the toes of the second sock, I’m all set with lots of plain knitting on the foot, a simple heel, and more mindless knitting on the leg. It’s perfect travel knitting for […]

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More toes

By | November 8, 2012

Grab a cup of tea; this is gonna be a long one. • I’d like to tell you that I finished two pairs of socks in the past few days. Finishing two pairs in quick succession would’ve been a novelty for me, since I normally practice serial monogamy with my knitting projects. But while enjoying […]

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By | October 16, 2012

While at Stitches East this past weekend (a fabulous event, as always), I found out that I get to teach at next February’s Madrona retreat. I don’t yet know exactly what I’m teaching, but that hardly matters. I’m just thrilled to be going. 🙂 In other news, the rest of my 2013 schedule is starting […]

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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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