Cowls and Festivals and Fall, oh my!

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! Fall is well and truly started, and the final make. wear. love. retreat is in the rear-view mirror. I’ve got retreat designs to share with you in a week or so (see them in the shop if you’re impatient!), but today I want to talk about…

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Evolution

Hello again, lovely knitters! I hope everyone had a great week, and a fun Halloween. I spent this past weekend in Santa Fe, soaking in the Southwestern sun and gazing at golden aspens – and teaching knitting, of course. In knitterly news, I finished the last sweater sample for the…

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Work haze

Hello again, lovely knitters! SUPER long time, no see – it’s crazy how quickly August and September are zipping by. The Fall KAL sweaters are piling up fast and furious over in the Ravelry thread, Clara Parkes’ amazing new book is in stores now (I’m thrilled to be a part…

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State of the Knitting

Hello, lovely knitters! And happy Friday – long time, no see! Whereabouts This is usual at this stage in a book, to my deep regret – but this time it’s for a happier reason: We spent last week camping at Acadia National Park, one of my favorite places in the…

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Knitting round-up and TNNA re-cap

Hello, lovely knitters! I’ve just returned from The National Needle Arts’ Summer Show in Columbus. It’s one of my favorite trips of the year – a rare chance to poke my head up out of my own work and reconnect, make plans, and get excited about the fall knitting season.…

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Fixing Mistakes: Cider Mill

I recently discovered a mistake in my CustomFit measurement set – the length I had entered for tunic sweaters is a few inches shy of what I actually like in tunics. The good news is that once you discover a mistake, you can fix it! …the bad news is that…

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Gifts and Thankfulness

Hello, lovely knitters – nice to see you again! I won’t lie, November has been a really rough month, for a big and diverse set of reasons. I have wanted to re-emerge from my social media absence with a warm and happy set of things to share, and this weekend…

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In defense of the un-tailored sweater (You Can Knit That, volume 1)

Happy Friday, lovely knitters! This week, I became a published author for the third time. I love writing books – and I always try to make my books as clear and accessible as they can possibly be. But it must be said (and was said, by my friend Beth, many…

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Flurries

Hello, lovely knitters! Thankfully, I’m not talking about the white stuff that falls from the sky – we haven’t seen any of that since the day I left for the make. wear. love. west retreat! But since returning from beautiful, amazing, inspiring Asilomar, I’ve been busy as a bee. I…

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Mojo

Sometimes, with no real warning, rhyme, or reason, my writing mojo is gone. I’ll sit down here at the computer, and try to work through a tutorial update, or a blog post, or fleshing out the outline for my next book, and find myself staring off into space instead. And…

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