River City Yarns, Edmonton, Alberta

River City Yarns, Edmonton, Alberta

In October, I’ll head north to Edmonton, Alberta, to teach at River City Yarns‘ 12th annual knitting retreat. The “official” retreat goes from Friday, October 23, to Sunday, October 25, but you can extend the fun and take additional classes…

Long-Distance Knitting

Long-Distance Knitting

By the time you read this, I’ll be on my way to Sydney. One of the most important tasks I have before any plane trip is to decide on a knitting project. For most domestic flights, I usually settle on…

Bon Voyage

Bon Voyage

In a couple days I’ll board a plane for Australia, where I’ll teach for Morris & Sons and Knitters’ Guild NSW, followed by a week of sightseeing. Then I’ll be home for a day before I leave to teach at…

Announcing Knit for Fun Retreats!

Announcing Knit for Fun Retreats!

I haven’t blogged for a while because I’ve been busy working behind the scenes. I’m now thrilled to announce Knit for Fun Retreats. After enjoying myself at knitting retreats and weekend workshops for a number of years, I had an…

Heading WAY South

Heading WAY South

It’s official — I’ll be heading down under in August to teach workshops in Australia! I can hardly contain my excitement. I’ll teach August  21 (Toe-Up Socks) and 22 (Top-Down Sweaters) at Morris & Sons in Melbourne, then August 24…

Fun in Stony Brook

Fun in Stony Brook

A couple of weekends ago I flew to New York to teach at Rumpelstiltskin Yarns in Stony Brook. It’s a family-owned shop that has a welcoming feel as soon as you step in the door. I taught Top-Down Sweaters with…

Fun in Houston

Fun in Houston

A couple of weeks ago I taught four days in Houston, Texas. The first two days I taught at Knitting in the Loop where I was surprised by a number of groupies. These wonderful ladies are all self-proclaimed Ann Budd’s…

Last, But Not Least

Last, But Not Least

The Craft Cruise ended in beautiful Auckland, New Zealand, where I stayed a few days to regain my land legs and transition back to real life. I was most impressed by Sky City, which is New Zealand’s answer to Seattle’s…

A View of New Zealand

A View of New Zealand

The Craft Cruise made stops along the east coast of both the South and North Islands of New Zealand, including Port Chalmers (Dunedin), Akaroa (Christchurch), Picton, Wellington, Napier, Tauranga (Rotoura), and finally, Auckland. I confess that I got a bit…

Cruising Milford and Doubtful Sounds

Cruising Milford and Doubtful Sounds

After making stops in Melbourne and Hobart (Tasmania), the Craft Cruise sailed for two days to the southern tip of the South Island of New Zealand. I taught classes the four days we were at sea, but I got to…