Posts Tagged “trip report”


By | October 20, 2013

Yesterday I visited Rhinebeck for the first time, and what did I do? Buy fiber and yarn? Nope, I don’t spin, and my yarn stash overfloweth already. Instead, I did a little collecting: Some people collect stamps, or butterflies. Me, I collect stitch patterns. These I found “in the wild,” on samples hanging in vendor […]

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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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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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By | March 15, 2013

Goodness, it’s been a long time since I’ve blogged. And today would most likely be another no-blogging day, except I have a tiny case of finishitis. (You know, the complement to startitis. It happens, sometimes.) So let’s play catch-up. • February was a big month for traveling. It started with the Visionary Authors retreat – always […]

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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 | April 24, 2012

Wanna see what I did at Stitches South? On my way to Stitches, I realized I had a chunk of free time on Sunday afternoon before my flight home – enough time to take a class, something I haven’t had a chance to do in years. Edie Eckman graciously said I could sit in on […]

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Working backwards

By | April 7, 2012

It’s amazing what a little time spent on airplanes does for my knitting productivity: Before heading to the DFW Fiber Fest – which was wonderful, by the way! I hope to be invited back for an encore visit! – I had completed just a short bit of the first sock. By the time my flight […]

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Surgery at 30,000 feet

By | March 7, 2012

It’s been a couple weeks, but I still have a story to share from my trip to Stitches West. Stitches was fabulous, as usual. A real highlight was getting to see the projects in Betsy Hershberg’s new book, Betsy Beads. Jeez, now I have a hankerin’ to knit some beaded I-cord… But the story in […]

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On a rock

By | February 16, 2012

You might think from my lack of recent posts that I’ve been hiding under a rock, but the truth is I’ve been on a rock: San Juan island, site of Cat Bordhi’s Visionary retreats. It’s where Charts Made Simple was incubated, along with knit, Swirl! and Beyond Toes and so many other books. Oh, the […]

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By | August 11, 2011

I’ve had two weeks to think about it, and I’m just as certain as ever of two things: Sock Summit 2011 was a smashing success, and I was an utter idiot for agreeing to teach during every class session. Don’t get me wrong; the classes were great fun. I’m honored I had the chance to […]

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