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Tour de Fleece, Day 1!

Saturday, June 30th, 2012

I feel like I’ve been underwater forever, working on my book. But I have to rest today, so I’m spinning in bed with my e-spinner and watching lots of TV on Netflix. Today, I made this: from this In other news, my book is all but done and it’s AWESOME. I’m really, really proud of […]

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Upstairs/Downstairs (Carnaby Skirt becomes Carnaby Capelet)

Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

Kelly from Knitigating Circumstances (kellydawn on ravelry) sent me her Wearability Wednesday post on her daughter’s Carnaby. The post features Emma’s Carnaby skirt in several different ensembles, and also shows her modeling it as a capelet. The pictures were so darling I had to share: (Thanks to Kelly & Emma from Knitigating Circumstances for the […]

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Time for a break!

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

It’s been a mad winter! Woolfest in January (I have to brag about my awesome booth that I totally neglected to photograph), then mass book knitting and a bit of photography, then a fucking TORNADO at the end of February that threw the town into chaos. Then I accidentally agreed to a bit more recovery […]

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Happy New Year! See you at Woolfest!

Sunday, January 1st, 2012

My little reflective 2-day break was kind of a masterpiece of denial. I totally did not have any time to spare, and the holidays, as they do, sucked away even more time. I have been knitting and reknitting my ass off. I really need to work on being a more focused knitter. My method of […]

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Fuck being all busy and stressed out. I’m taking a break.

Friday, December 16th, 2011

I am not a disciplined person. I get a hell of a lot done (though never as much as I want), but it’s not through solid planning or because I’m a real go-getter, but through a sort of frenzied, fearful, directionless will. I spend a lot of my time in an adrenaline-fueled blur. This would […]

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I’m working on a new book!

Friday, October 14th, 2011

With all the hullabaloo of Fiber School (which was incredible–amazing group!) and hitting my first deadline and the new chickens and the new dog, I almost forgot to mention: I’m working on a new book with Wiley! I am VERY excited about this book. I’m also really excited about Wiley. Communication and feedback have been […]

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Did Chico’s rip me off?

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

So knitloon on ravelry sent me a note about this: She said she bought it as new stock a month ago. My pattern was published on Craft in March. Of course the Chico’s one is pieced colorwork instead of top-down slip-stitch, but that would be necessary for mass production. The only design difference is the […]

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Friday, July 29th, 2011

Today I shot Splash, my upcoming Craftzine pattern, with the lovely Charlene, who has a figure that welcomes the camera instead of mortifying it (uh, me). The weather was gorgeous, windy, mild hot (nice hot, not the punishing 100-by-noon bullshit we’ve had the last couple weeks), and the setting was a pretty town lake in […]

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