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The Report from Stitches East

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on October 17, 2014 0 Comments
The Report from Stitches East

Last weekend Gwen and I were together in Hartford, Connecticut for Stitches East. We were also with many other great knitting friends. It’s totally inspiring for me to be in the company of so many truly talented and creative people.

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Brioche…But Even Better

Filed in Point of View by on October 10, 2014 0 Comments
Brioche…But Even Better

Last week when I shared about the dog eating my homework, what she ate was this new, fabulous book by Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark, Brioche Chic: 22 Fresh Knits for Women & Men. Luckily I had a chance to see it in person and give it a detailed read before I got home to the destroyed copy. And […]

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The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

Filed in Out of Our Head by on October 2, 2014 8 Comments
The Dog Ate My Homework and Other Tales from the Road

I travel a lot. I average 75,000 airline miles a year without leaving the US. Most of the time I have no issue with traveling, but it is rarely as glamorous as non-travelers imagine. Airline seats are really too small (3 sets of reasonably sized shoulders DO NOT fit). Living out of a suitcase can […]

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Finishing Success!

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on October 1, 2014 0 Comments
Finishing Success!

Here it is! The Mythos! Finishing it took me a little while longer than I thought to get it completely done, but I love it. I started this probably 3 years ago and it is worth the wait. I’ve been wearing it a lot. It’s perfect for indoor air conditioning as well as the transition […]

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Feelin’ Like a “Cool Kid”

Filed in Industry Insight by on September 24, 2014 0 Comments
Feelin’ Like a “Cool Kid”

If you have ever been invited to the cool kids’ table in high school, you know how I felt when I was invited to participate in the make. wear. love. retreat hosted by Amy Herzog. Amy is definitely one of the cool kids.  She is cool because she is fun, is newish to the industry, […]

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Os, F and UF

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View, Skill Building by on September 21, 2014 0 Comments
Os, F and UF

I have a large collection of UFO’s, (UnFinished Objects, if you’re new to the parlance).

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Can Sweater Finishing Be Fun (or At Least Funny)?

Filed in Industry Insight by on September 18, 2014 4 Comments
Can Sweater Finishing Be Fun (or At Least Funny)?

I am asking myself this question as I begin to fully prepare for my presentation on Hacks for Finishing Sweaters. My subtitle says what the content is all about: “Make the Final Phase Faster, Easier and Neater”. Nowhere did I say it would be fun. But one of the keys to a great presentation (especially […]

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Learning Something New

Filed in Point of View by on September 12, 2014 0 Comments
Learning Something New

One of my personal practices as a teacher is to go through the process of learning something new at least once a year.   My reasoning behind this is that as “the expert,” it is easy to forget what it is like to be the student and not know. Because learning physical skills is different […]

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Rows Count, So Count Rows

Filed in Skill Building by on September 8, 2014 1 Comment
Rows Count, So Count Rows

Have you ever heard the rumor that row gauge doesn’t matter? Like most rumors there can be some truth in that (to a point). But at least in some aspects that rumor is false; the importance of row gauge cannot be ignored. Why am I writing about this topic, today? Historically, Mondays have been focused on […]

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Moving Leaves Little Time for Knitting

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on September 7, 2014 0 Comments
Moving Leaves Little Time for Knitting

The little sweater is not done. I’m still in Utah, and the moving of my oldest son and DIL to a new house has pretty much taken over. We did take time out for a picnic at an unbelievably beautiful park up in Uinta National Forest, a mere 40 minutes from where my kids all […]

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