Fruity Knitting Podcast #22

Just before the holidays I spoke with Andrea Doig of Fruity Knitting for her 22nd podcast. I’m delighted to be associated with this interesting and informative platform!

You can watch the podcast on YouTube or at the Fruity Knitting website (which also includes program notes). In this episode, you’ll also learn about waist shaping and meet Dayana of Dayana Knits, yarnbuster and tinkerer extraordinaire.

Check it out!



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At the Summit

I spend the weekend at the first what-may-become-annual Craftsy Instructor Summit in Centennial, Colorado. There were about 190 attendees, all of whom have taught at least one online Craftsy Class (mine are Save Our Stitches and Essential Techniques for Sock Knitters; click here for 50% off the regular price of these classes!).

Here’s a photo of four Knitting Ann(e)s. From left to right: Anne Hanson, Anne Weil, Anne Berk, and yours truly (the only one whose name doesn’t waste a vowel).

4 Anns at Craftsy Summit

The hotel/conference center (which was lovely) had the distinction of being about a block from the IKEA store and the location where the Broncos were sequestered the night before the BIG game on Sunday (they won, if you didn’t hear). Although I didn’t get a chance to see either the IKEA store or the athletes, I learned so much that head is about to explode.

Craftsy Summit 2016

A number of experts gave talks on why and how we should promote ourselves. I’m relative new to this whole technology and social media thing and confess to feeling a bit old and out of it. But I’m going to try!

The summit wrapped up with an awesome raffle and I WON five (5!) bolts of designer cotton fabric.

Craftsy Summit 2016--fabric

Here’s where I could use a little help. I haven’t sewed anything significant since my first child was born in 1992. What should I do with this beautiful fabric? Suggestions are welcome.

By the way, if you need proof (doh!) that knitting is GOOD for you, check out the following link from the New York Times:

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Computer Woes

I need help and I hope one of you dear readers can supply it. I’ve come to the conclusion that the monitor on my computer is too bright, but I can’t figure out to adjust it.

My monitor is an Acer HDMI #H233H that plugs into my laptop.

Acer Monitor

It has setting buttons along the bottom right, one of which is “menu.” When I click on that button, a pop-up screen gives me all sorts of options for adjustments, one of which is brightness.

Acer Monitor Menu

The problem is that I can’t figure out to select the brightness option so I can make changes to it. I’ve spent at least an hour on the Internet and have been unsuccessful in finding help.

If any of you have experience with this monitor, I’d sure appreciate you help! The eyestrain is getting to me.

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