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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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TDF 2011

Monday, July 25th, 2011

Well, I feel pretty good about my Tour de Fleece. My last minute spin, which ticks both my Team Wicked Stitch checkbox and my Team Browncoats checkbox–though the last one by accident. It turned out being pretty much the colorway of the Serenity movie poster, through no effort on my part. The fiber was some […]

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Viva la AC!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

It is fucking HOT right now, but you wouldn’t know it in my office or bedroom because I’VE GOT AC, MOTHERGRABBER! We put in our little seasonal window units last week, after holding out for the multi-week heat advisory warning (though we didn’t know it at the time–it was only supposed to be 5 days, […]

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Hot hot heat

Thursday, July 21st, 2011

This refreshing-looking little sheepy oasis transforms into a blistering yellow hellscape that looks like the south-of-the-border segments of Traffic by about 10am. I love how Uncle Honeybunch’s horns are translucent in strong sunlight. In the summer, their horns are like heat sinks, helping regulate their body temperature. Now that the summer’s firmly in that horrible […]

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