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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Home for the holidays

Happy holidays, lovely knitters! For me at least, 2015 has continued its break-neck speed lately, plowing through December before I could blink. The rush was totally worth it, though – we’ve finished the redesign of this site! I hope you’ll click through and meander around, if you’re reading this through…

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Holiday knitting

Happy Friday, and happy holiday weekend to those of you in the US! I’ll be knitting this weekend (I know, you’re shocked), but while knitting is my job, don’t feel too sorry for me for having to work! In some ways I’m on a little bit of a holiday because…

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In review, looking ahead

Happy holidays, from our little team! We hope your knitting has been gifted, and you’re now luxuriating in family, friends, and a shorter to-do list than in early December. And while we’re still snuggling with our loved ones and enjoying a little family time of our own, I wanted to…

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A Kindness of Knitters

During our closing ceremonies at the make, wear, love retreat this weekend, someone shared a wonderful quote from the wonderful Cat Bordhi: That the word for a collection of knitters is “a kindness”. I couldn’t agree more, and feel so incredibly lucky to have spent the weekend with such amazing…

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Surreal, in two flavors

Squam was every bit as magical as I had imagined. It was so glorious, everything felt a little surreal. We breathed deep, and sank into peace, quiet, and the presence of fellow makers. My students were amazing, and the whole weekend was such a lovely island in time. And then…

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Holidaze

Christmas is almost upon us, which probably means your needles are frantically flying through your last gift (or three). How are your projects coming? (Hint: If that question makes you groan, you still have plenty of time to give someone CustomFit gift certificates. Even if that someone is yourself!) Personally,…

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Reflections

Thanksgiving is a reflective holiday for me even in a good year, and doubly so as we’re celebrating our first holiday without my father. So like always, I’m knitting. And thinking. I’m so glad you like Morning Coffee, and I’ve been knitting like a fiend, lining up a bunch more:…

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