Getaway to Michigan

Getaway to Michigan

For a number of years I’ve taught at Four Purls, a family-owned and run yarn shop in Winter Haven, Florida that’s home of hand-dyed Emma’s Yarn, created by owners JD and Laura Dobratz’s daughter Emma as a result of homeschool…

A Big Bon Voyage

A Big Bon Voyage

My middle son (Twin One) has left on the adventure of a lifetime. Along with his most excellent girlfriend, he’s in the process of hiking the 3,000 km length of New Zealand. They started at the northern tip of the…

Fun in La Jolla

Fun in La Jolla

It’s been a couple of weeks since my Knit For Fun Retreat in La Jolla, California, and I’m already missing all the new friends I met and the old friends I got to see again. My event coordinator Cindy Hallam…

Knit For Fun in Savannah

Knit For Fun in Savannah

Join Norah Gaughan, Elizabeth Johnston, and me next April at my Knit For Fun Retreat in Savannah, Georgia! We’ll stay at The DeSoto, which overlooks Madison Square in the heart of Savannah’s Historic District. Check-in for the retreat will begin…

Kraemer Yarn Mill

Kraemer Yarn Mill

This summer I had the opportunity to visit Kraemer Yarns mill in the small town of Nazareth, Pennsylvania.  There, they accept bales of fleece, card it into roving, and spin it onto huge cones of beautiful yarn. After experiencing the…

Knitting in the Big Apple

Knitting in the Big Apple

As you read this I’ll be heading to the East Coast for a few days of teaching. One of my stops will be The Knitted Purl in Oyster Bay, NY (that’s on the north shore of Long Island). I’m scheduled…

Gathering No Moss

Gathering No Moss

My dear husband complains that I’m on the road more than I’m at home and I can’t argue. Since March 11, I’ve been to Washington, all around Italy, Maine, Texas, Pennsylvania, and New York. Out of 111 days, I’ll be…

Where Would You Like to Retreat?

Where Would You Like to Retreat?

It’s hard to believe that my Knit For Fun Retreats is in its fourth year! I got the idea for the retreats (even the name) when I was looking for my “happy place” while recovering from a broken arm. I’m…

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…

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…