Nancy Bush

Teacher Spotlight: Nancy Bush

I thought it would be nice to highlight the three teachers I have lined up for my Knit For Fun Retreat in La Jolla, California, this fall. Nancy Bush, Andrea Rangel, and Veera Valamaki will all be spreading their wisdom…

Baby Blue

Baby Blue

I’ve posted the Dalton Cardigan on Ravelry. This sweet little cardigan is worked from the top down in a simple garter rib pattern. Tailored details such as shaped shoulders and set-in sleeves give it sophisticated appeal, even on the smallest infant….

Heading West to Port Townsend

Heading West to Port Townsend

I’m getting ready to attend the Bazaar Girls’ third annual Getaway Retreat in historic Port Townsend, Washington. From Thursday, March 14 to Sunday, March 17, Join me along with Lorilee Beltman and Carson Demers for a weekend of learning in…

Great Expectations

Great Expectations

My niece is expecting what will be the first grandchild on my side of the family. Needless to say, I’m over-the-top excited! So excited that I’ve been busy designing a blanket and two cardigans for the soon-to-be bundle of joy….

How Big is Your Stash?

How Big is Your Stash?

Having been in the yarn industry for more than 25 years, people expect me to have an enormous yarn stash. In reality, I believe that my stash is quite small. The “new” yarn fits in three plastic bins in my…

La Jolla

California Bound!

The autumn 2019 Knit For Fun Retreat will take place September 19-22, 2019 in the seaside town of La Jolla, California. We’ll escape to the hacienda-style haven Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa, located just blocks from the world-class Torrey Pines Golf…

A Whole Lotta Love!

A Whole Lotta Love!

When I was the Knit Doctor at the first-ever retreat sponsored by LoopsLove in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last January, Ross of Dye For Knitting created a colorway in my honor called Loops Loves Ann. I was so touched that I asked Ross to dye…

One Step Forward, One Step Back

One Step Forward, One Step Back

For the past couple of years my friend Cindy and I have spent New Year’s Eve together bing watching Gray’s Anatomy and casting on sweaters for ourselves for the new year. This year we both purchased Julie Asselin Nurtured from…

Private Sale of Knit Stars 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0

Private Sale of Knit Stars 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0

From now through midnight Friday, February 1st, you can sign up for Knit Stars 1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 for just $199 per season. Complete your collection by adding any seasons you may have missed, and become an All Star and…

Ready, Set, Sign Up!

Ready, Set, Sign Up!

Mark your calendar — tomorrow (Saturday, January 5) registration for the Knit For Fun Retreat in La Jolla, California, opens at 10:00am Mountain Standard Time. The international guest instructors will be Estonian knitting expert Nancy Bush; author of Alterknits Stitch Dictionary…