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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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Stitches or Bust!

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on April 20, 2015 0 Comments
Stitches or Bust!

Today I’m starting the drive to Tennessee, which will eventually get me to Stitches South in its new home of Nashville! Are you going? This time around, I’ll be at the info booth in the market, helping you find your way, dealing with lost items, and who knows, maybe even making some announcements. If you […]

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Exploring Yarn Shops

Filed in Point of View by on April 16, 2015 6 Comments
Exploring Yarn Shops

As part of my job, I get to visit lots of different yarn shops. (I know, awesome right?!?!) But even after years and years of visiting shops all around the country I still continue to be amazed by how different they all are. Within a single week I will have visited shops in Arizona, Louisiana […]

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Loose Ends

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 13, 2015 0 Comments
Loose Ends

After about 8 months of no kids at home, one is back. More are coming. And it’s all good.

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How to Know – Do I Have Enough Yarn

Filed in Skill Building by on April 9, 2015 0 Comments
How to Know – Do I Have Enough Yarn

Often as I am preparing to I write a post I worry that what I share isn’t sufficiently valuable or useful. Then the day I think I have nothing, I realize that my “knitting problem” is one we all share from time to time. As I am working on finishing up a sample for one […]

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A Call for Help

Filed in Uncategorized by on April 6, 2015 5 Comments
A Call for Help

Dear Readers, Today’s post is short and sweet. I need your help!

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A Half-Century of Learning

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 2, 2015 0 Comments
A Half-Century of Learning

Tomorrow I turn 50. For some folks this is a big milestone (in a negative way). But if I look at my parents as examples of what is in store for the next 30+ years, I would say I am just getting to the good part!   So tomorrow I am celebrating with friends. Some long […]

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Wrapping Up A Month of Stripes

Filed in Skill Building by on March 30, 2015 0 Comments
Wrapping Up A Month of Stripes

We had a great time this month over at Eduknit talking and teaching about stripes. All month long we explored how stripes can be plain or fancy depending on how you use color or texture. Did you know that many 2-color techniques are variations of stripes? It’s true, and we focused on Simple Stripes,  Mosaic […]

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The 3 Main Reasons Knitting UFOs Exist

Filed in Just Stitches by on March 26, 2015 0 Comments
The 3 Main Reasons Knitting UFOs Exist

This past weekend I was teaching at a retreat focused on knitting UFOs (UnFinished Objects). It was a huge success and now several dozen UFOs are on their way to becoming FOs in one form or another. Even through the details of the answers to “how to move on” were different, it became apparent that […]

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