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Surreal, in two flavors

Written on June 17, 2014 at 7:17 pm, by

Squam was every bit as magical as I had imagined. It was so glorious, everything felt a little surreal. We breathed deep, and sank into peace, quiet, and the presence of fellow makers. My students were amazing, and the whole weekend was such a lovely island in time. And then it was back to a  Continue Reading

CustomFit and Design: Recipes

Written on March 28, 2014 at 8:23 pm, by

Partially- and fully-finished sweaters are piling up, yarn is crammed into and onto every available surface, and people coming into my office generally back out again, slowly and making eye contact the whole way. (Translation: We’re nearing photoshoot time for the next book. Want some sneak peeks?) But before I dive back into my wool  Continue Reading


Written on January 5, 2014 at 4:47 pm, by

Happy New Year to you and yours! I’m really excited about 2014. 2013 was such a tumultuous year for our family, one of such massive change. Through it all, I managed to knit rather a lot of sweaters. And now after a lovely few weeks focusing on family and soaking up the time with my  Continue Reading

It happened again.

Written on November 7, 2013 at 12:20 pm, by

Yarn exploded all over my teeny little office. I pored over samples, sketched for hours, dreamed of color and texture and fabric. And very soon, my needles will be flying faster than ever. In other words: I started another book. ***** (I’m headed off to the fantabulous Knitter’s Review Retreat this weekend, where I’m very  Continue Reading

So many sweaters! So many winners!

Written on April 18, 2013 at 9:34 pm, by

Thank you all for your very kind email messages and comments on my last post. I appreciate every one. Today, we have happier news–first, the winners of the online release giveaways! Always very exciting. The Draper cardigan goes to Carol, who said “My must have is at least elbow length or 3/4 length sleeves (or  Continue Reading

Trips, and blog tours, and heartbreak

Written on April 16, 2013 at 12:38 pm, by

This post was meant to go live yesterday, but I just couldn’t make myself hit “Publish”. Yesterday’s terrible, terrible events left me too heartsick, too helpless, and ultimately in no place to share any details about my trip to NYC or the wonderful things supporting the book. My heart and well-wishes are with the victims  Continue Reading

La Grande Pomme

Written on April 11, 2013 at 2:06 pm, by

I’m leaving today for a fabulous weekend in the Big Apple, full of lectures and book signings and classes and amazing food. Won’t you join me at one of the events? Tonight, April 11, Lion Brand Yarn Studio. Lecture, sample show, and book signing. 6-8pm, and sign up for this free event here! Tomorrow, April  Continue Reading

Book release parties – and more giveaways!

Written on April 8, 2013 at 11:08 pm, by

First things first: Click on through and read to the end for a completely fabulous set of giveaways to make the book’s release even more festive! And now: The Knit to Flatter release party here in Boston was so much fun, at least for me! It looked like everyone else was having a great time,  Continue Reading

Best week ever!

Written on April 5, 2013 at 12:54 am, by

I am humbled, and honored, and totally floored by the book’s wonderful reception so far. Truly. That you like the book, and take the time to tell me so, means so very very much to me. Thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you. There’s been some press on the book and my Craftsy class  Continue Reading

Out in the world

Written on April 3, 2013 at 1:54 am, by

Well, my little bookis finally out in the world, and I couldn’t be happier. It seems like it’s been such a very long time since I first talked to someone about my idea, at a spare table at Rhinebeck two and a half years ago. I’m so thrilled that those who have received the book  Continue Reading