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…

Season of Giving

Season of Giving

If you’re reading this message, chances are good that you’ve got shelter, electricity, and ample food. In this season of giving, I encourage you to do something for those less fortunate. From food banks to shelters to medical supplies and…

Knit For Fun, Canada, ReCap

Knit For Fun, Canada, ReCap

I can’t believe that it’s already been four weeks since my Knit For Fun Retreat in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. My rock star teachers were (left to right) Bristol Ivy, Justyna Lorkowska, and Carson Demers. The outstanding marketplace was hosted by…

Silver Linings

Silver Linings

In honor of my Fall 2018 Knit For Fun Retreat in Edmonton, Canada, I designed a thick and cushy cowl to protect against frigid temperatures and blustery winds. The bulky yarn is Merino Slipper, hand dyed by Fleece Artist in…

Fine Knitting Meets Fine Jewelry

Fine Knitting Meets Fine Jewelry

Just in time for the holidays I stumbled upon the ultimate gift for a knitter — knitted jewelry by Spiritus Designs. Artist Susan Baile, who lives right here in my hometown of Boulder, Colorado, creates one-of-a-kind knitted wire designs accented by…

Free Time!

Free Time!

I don’t know about you, but I always feel as though I’ve been given a gift each fall when Daylight Savings Time ends. I love the concept of “falling back” an hour.  I only wish it didn’t necessitate “springing forward”…

Apples, Apples, Apples

Apples, Apples, Apples

  For the past several years I’ve ordered fruit to support the marching band of one of my local high schools. I was never in band myself–in fact, I can’t play a single instrument or read music. However, it’s a…

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Drum roll please… Enrollment for Knit Stars 3.0 is open through midnight (Pacific Time) on November 1. Check out the details at https://knitstars.mykajabi.com/a/4441/qzGWw9gQ.  The price is $199 and if you enroll now, you’ll have a chance to purchase the exclusive Knit…

A New Cowl Pattern

A New Cowl Pattern

For each of my Knit For Fun Retreats I design a cowl and give the pattern along with specially-dyed yarn to each attendee. For my recent retreat in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, I designed Crimson Leaves Cowl, which I’ve now uploaded…

Packing Up Fun

Packing Up Fun

When I was Montreal recently, I visited Robyn Grauer of Les Lainages du Petit Mouton, a wool shop in the Western Island town of Pointe-Claire. I couldn’t help but notice a large box filled with dozens of handknitted dolls. It turns…