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Craftsy: Reporting From Denver.

Filed in Industry Insight by on July 27, 2015 0 Comments
Craftsy: Reporting From Denver.

This will be a quick one, but I wanted to let you know some exciting news. I’m in Denver recording a class for Craftsy!  I’m sure you know that Gwen has two classes on their site, and many more of our knitting teacher pals do as well.

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Attitude is Everything

Filed in Point of View by on July 23, 2015 2 Comments
Attitude is Everything

Recently I have been reminded that a person’s attitude has more bearing on what goes on in their world than practically any other factor. If you believe you are going to fail, you probably will. If you assume others are trying to make you miserable, you will probably be miserable. On the other hand, if […]

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Dreams In Color

Filed in Just Stitches, Point of View by on July 20, 2015 1 Comment
Dreams In Color

If ever I was excited about some upcoming work, it’s about October at Eduknit!  I know it was 100 degrees in Washington D.C. yesterday, and that the humidity was 85% at one point in the day; but no matter. As a knitter, I can escape all that and dream of Autumn.

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Knitting Rules – Learn, Use, and Break Them

Filed in Out of Our Head, Skill Building by on July 16, 2015 0 Comments
Knitting Rules – Learn, Use, and Break Them

If you have ever taken a class with either Kellie or me you know that we rarely say that there is only ONE “right way” to accomplish most things in knitting. Even so there are some rules or guidelines that significantly improve your finished results. In most cases, how you get there can take a […]

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Knitting in the News

Filed in Just Stitches, Out of Our Head by on July 13, 2015 0 Comments
Knitting in the News

One of my favorite emails to receive each week is my Google Alert about knitting news. Google automatically does a search for the word “knitting” in the news category and sends me a report. A couple of recent stories really enchanted me so I wanted to share:

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Lots of Non-Wool Yarn

Filed in Just Stitches by on July 9, 2015 0 Comments
Lots of Non-Wool Yarn

If you read Kellie’s newsletter you know we are looking at non-wool yarns this month on EduKnit. Which is interesting because both Kellie and I really like wool — A LOT! But not everyone does … and we understand. Even though I am a fan of wool, I also like understanding and playing with lots […]

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I-Cord Puzzler

Filed in Just Stitches, Skill Building by on July 6, 2015 0 Comments
I-Cord Puzzler

From Sharon:  My question is about attached i-cord. I know there is an i-cord cast-on and an i-cord bind off.  How would one go about “framing” all four sides of a knitted square with i-cord? So that would be doing an cord cast on and then as you are knitting the square, i-cording each side–right […]

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The Power of Charts

Filed in Skill Building by on July 2, 2015 1 Comment
The Power of Charts

If you have followed us for very long, you know that both Kellie and I are a fan of charts. It is one of the ways that we are “the same.” Charts can be a great way to visualize what is happening with you knitting without investing rows of knitting time. It is also a great […]

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Audio Book Round-Up

Filed in Out of Our Head by on June 29, 2015 0 Comments
Audio Book Round-Up

I just got back from a two-week road trip to visit my kids in Utah. Here are some audio books I enjoyed listening to while driving and knitting (NOT at the same time!) Click on the book covers to check them out on Amazon. (Yep, we do get a little kickback if you happen to purchase […]

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