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make, wear, love retreat: west coast edition

Written on November 6, 2014 at 10:32 pm, by

Of all the things I love about my job (and there are many many things I love about my job), our annual retreats have to be right up at the top of the list. They’re an oasis in time, not only for the attendees, but for us as well. Because something special happens when a  Continue Reading

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


Written on October 23, 2014 at 3:55 pm, by

Rhinebeck was, naturally, glorious. The trees were beautiful, our CustomFit meet-ups were super fun, I signed some books (which still gives me a thrill), and I spent some fantastic down time with dearly-missed friends. …And since karmic balance is a real thing, I came home with one of the worst colds I’ve had in years.  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Featherweight

Written on October 16, 2014 at 5:27 pm, by

It’s no secret that I love the process of helping knitters achieve sweater nirvana – i.e., a garment that fits well, and that they love to wear. I feel incredibly lucky to be able to do what I do. And it always gives me a particular thrill when I’m helping them start with someone else’s  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Rhinebeck Plans, and Amy’s #FFKAL sweater(s?)

Written on October 15, 2014 at 3:49 am, by

Today in Sweater Week news, I wanted to share some of my own #FFKAL plans, and give you all a heads-up about where we’ll be & what we’ll be doing at the New York Sheep and Wool festival this weekend. #FFKAL – Amy edition I’ve knit a few sweaters so far this fall, but I’m  Continue Reading

Sweater Week: Coracle

Written on October 14, 2014 at 1:51 am, by

It’s the week before Rhinebeck, and all through the house, lots of wool is a-stirring… …which is to say, we have a lot of very exciting things set to come your way these next 7 days! For those of us in the Northeast US (and many from further away, too), the New York Sheep and  Continue Reading

#FFKAL Progress

Written on October 10, 2014 at 3:13 pm, by

Now that I’ve been back from the Retreat for a week, I’ve settled in enough to tell you about all the knitting I’ve been up to for the Fall Festival KAL. I promised pictures of my Peabody Pullover after the retreat, and boy oh boy, did Amy deliver. I’m lucky to have such a talented photographer  Continue Reading

A Kindness of Knitters

Written on September 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm, by

During our closing ceremonies at the make, wear, love retreat this weekend, someone shared a wonderful quote from the wonderful Cat Bordhi: That the word for a collection of knitters is “a kindness”. I couldn’t agree more, and feel so incredibly lucky to have spent the weekend with such amazing people. I’m looking forward to  Continue Reading

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

Year of Sweaters, Installment 1: The Summer Sweater KAL

Written on June 1, 2014 at 2:13 am, by

Cardipalooza is officially over today, with many incredible new (perfectly-fitting!) cardigans making their way through the world. Our own progress was more varied; Amy finished, Lauren got bogged down in miles of fingering weight black Stockinette (Amy here – I’m wincing just typing that), and Jackie is plowing through her sweater after some slow starts.  Continue Reading