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Off to TNNA in Ohio

Filed in Industry Insight by on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
Off to TNNA in Ohio

Wedding…Check! The  wedding was on Saturday and went great! It’s been wonderful to be surrounded by people I like and make some lovely memories. My new daughter-in-law is a knitter and she and my son are staying with us this summer while they work local internships. I hope I’ll be able to interest her in some […]

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Questions for Our Readers

Filed in Out of Our Head by on May 21, 2015 9 Comments
Questions for Our Readers

One of the techniques both Kellie and I use in our classes is setting expectations up front. This helps create a more valuable experience for everyone involved. There are all sorts of good reasons to use this technique, but one of the main ones is we want to answer your questions. But if your question […]

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3 Swatches and a Wedding

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on May 18, 2015 1 Comment
3 Swatches and a Wedding

Why So Many Swatches? Today I’m writing up a new design for our shop. It’s going to be a flounced skirt based on Elizabeth Zimmermann’s famous Pi Shawl. It’s been fun to design but getting the gauge right has been a journey. It will be made with Euroflax Linen by Louet, and that yarn can […]

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Inspiring Intarsia

Filed in Just Stitches by on May 14, 2015 0 Comments
Inspiring Intarsia

Our assistant, Jess, is back to share with us a few of her favorite new designs using the technique of intarsia. Intarsia knitting is our technique of the month at EduKnit, and we’ve been exploring all the ways that this color work technique can add pizzazz to your knitting. Take it away, Jess!  

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Photography Teaching Report

Filed in Industry Insight, Skill Building by on May 11, 2015 0 Comments
Photography Teaching Report

This past weekend I was honored to teach at a venerable local group: The Potomac Fiber Arts Guild. This is a community of creatives in a variety of fields (weaving, knitting, quilting, felting and many others) who truly enliven and enrich the local arts scene with their work. Like any good guild, they offer camaraderie, education and […]

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A Fangirl Goes to Stitches South

Filed in Uncategorized by on May 7, 2015 0 Comments
A Fangirl Goes to Stitches South

Hi everyone! Jess here, Gwen & Kellie’s assistant. Your friendly neighborhood knitting experts have asked me to take over the blog today and post about my experience attending Stitches South 2015, so here I go!

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The MD Sheep and Wool Festival

The MD Sheep and Wool Festival

I had the opportunity to show Gwen around her first visit to the MD Sheep and Wool festival this past weekend. What fun it was! On Saturday, I taught some classes for kids while she went exploring.  On Sunday we came early to watch the Sheep to Shawl competition and learn more about yarn and sheep.

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Summer Knitting

Filed in Point of View by on April 30, 2015 0 Comments
Summer Knitting

I know that depending upon your location, summer yet may feel a long way in the future. But here on the West Coast where we practically had no winter, summer is definitely upon us. If you weren’t aware, Kellie and I have been creating 2 – 4 new patterns every month as part of the […]

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The Pictures I Forgot

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
The Pictures I Forgot

I got all sorts of photos from Stitches South: Lots of views of the amazing, stadium-sized atrium at the Opryland Resort. Pictures of my desk at the information booth. Pictures of yummy desserts.   You can see them all here. However, there were a couple of moments that I don’t have pictures of myself, and I […]

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Spring Conference Season

Filed in Industry Insight by on April 23, 2015 0 Comments
Spring Conference Season

As Kellie has already mentioned, Stitches South is upon us. If you read this today, I am probably either in an airport or on an airplane working my way over to Nashville. In fact, that is one of the planes that I ride in quite often. I am in Row 8, looking out the window […]

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