Homecoming

Hello, lovely knitters! Happy fall, and l’shana tova to all of you who celebrate. It’s been a whirlwind couple of weeks, but I’m finally back home. The laundry’s (mostly) done, the email is (mostly) caught up, and the boys are thoroughly snuggled. I’m enjoying some afternoon sunshine working on my…

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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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make. wear. love. fall 2017 – Registration is LIVE!

Edited on Thursday, April 27 to add: Wayfarer registrations are now closed. There are still student spots; anyone wishing to register only if they can do so as a wayfarer should drop me a note at [email protected] Thanks for your interest! ***** Happy Wednesday, lovely knitters! I’ve got one major…

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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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Pattern release (and silence-breaker): Clearview

Hello, lovely knitters! And happy new year to you and yours. Looking back over the blog archives of the past couple of months, my silences have been stretching quite long. I apologize for that; I’ll admit that I’ve been struggling to find my voice here, lately. It’s been too easy…

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End of year quick fix: Deep Current Cowl

Happy new year, lovely knitters! It’s not widely known, but I do occasionally knit things that aren’t sweaters! Sometimes, like all knitters, I get gripped by the need to knit something incredibly soft, quick, and gratifying. This holiday season has been one of those times, for me – a few…

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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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