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Three yarns, three women, three sweaters.

Written on October 31, 2014 at 1:21 am, by

Vogue Knitting Live was, of course, bundles of fun – even if I did spend every non-class moment curled up with some Sudafed. Teaching is one of my most favorite of things, and it’s always wonderful to see fellow teachers and exhibitors at these large events. I returned home to the kind of Halloween fervor  Continue Reading

make, wear, love: the sweater class

Written on September 18, 2014 at 1:50 pm, by

I’ve heard it often from former students: “It all made so much sense at the time, but now that I’ve got a sweater on the needles I’m not sure: What did you say about this, again?” It’s one of the most wonderful things about taking a sweater class through a local yarn store. And if  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

Behind the scenes

Written on April 23, 2013 at 11:42 pm, by

It’s a busy week, diving back into the day job (we were on vacation last week) and finalizing a bunch of things and beginning new sweaters, culminating in a trip to a favorite non-local yarn store for classes this weekend. First, the new sweater: This is Green Mountain Spinnery’s Maine Organic, which I have to  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

Green Mountain Great!

Written on March 28, 2013 at 11:39 pm, by

I spent a phenomenal two days teaching at Green Mountain Spinnery last weekend. They do wonderful weekend retreats twice a year–this was the annual Sugar Season retreat, held in the spring at the charming Saxtons River Inn, which has the best goat cheese fritter this side of ANYWHERE (ask me how I know). For two  Continue Reading

Squee! (I’m on Maker Monday!)

Written on March 4, 2013 at 11:13 pm, by

I was surprised and super happy to see myself featured on the Craftsy blog’s “Maker Monday” series. I think that the Craftsy team did such a wonderful job on this interview–they took what was, at heart, just a fun conversation about how we can make our clothing work for us, and turned it into something  Continue Reading

Teaching in the Future: Knit to Flatter on Craftsy

Written on March 3, 2013 at 8:30 pm, by

The “me of 1997″ would never have believed this. I was a usenet weenie and infocom fan then, excited about the so-called “world wide web” and voraciously reading as many Wheel of Time conspiracy theories as I could get my hands on. The internet was wildly exciting, but entirely text-based. We were all on dial-up  Continue Reading

Pattern Release: Alta

Written on March 1, 2013 at 2:57 am, by

Well, the groundhog is fired, as far as I’m concerned. But at least I have several more weeks to wear my new favorite sweater! Please allow me to present: Alta. Sizes: Ten sizes; intended to be worn with 1-2’’/2.5-5cm ease in the upper torso. Shown in size 38½/98cm. Final Measurements: Bust measures: 30½ (32, 34,  Continue Reading


Written on February 23, 2013 at 3:59 pm, by

Whew! Home, sweet internet. Thank goodness. Of course, now I have a whole backlog of stuff to share with you. So here’s a rapid-fire roundup of some of what’s going on right now. Shall we start with a little preview of a design coming up really soon? I’m excited to release this one, as usual.  Continue Reading