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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

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

Travel-o-rama (TNNA!)

Written on May 9, 2014 at 4:18 pm, by

The whole team is freshly returned from TNNA’s summer show, the largest industry trade show for the needle arts. It’s always an exciting show, full of new things and fantastic people and great ideas – and this year was no exception. There’s no photography on the show floor, but since we were there exhibiting CustomFit  Continue Reading

CustomFit at Stitches West – Get Measured!

Written on February 10, 2014 at 4:58 am, by

Amy, Jackie, and I are so excited to be going to Stitches West in just two weeks! It’s special to each of us for different reasons — Stitches West was the first knitting show Amy ever went to, more than 10 years ago now; Jackie’s never been to a West Coast show before; and I love getting to  Continue Reading

TNNA Winter Show 2014

Written on January 19, 2014 at 5:49 pm, by

Hello all! It’s Lauren again! Amy and Jackie are at Vogue Knitting Live this weekend, so I’ll be recapping TNNA for you. We had a great time in San Diego — especially Amy and Jackie, who were coming from eight-degree weather! Truth be told, we weren’t able to spend much time outside of the convention center,  Continue Reading

Tearing along

Written on November 13, 2013 at 2:33 am, by

The Knitter’s Review Retreat is a very special kind of event, for the teachers as well as the attendees. It truly carves out a separate space in time, special and honest and deeply personal. It’s a place for exploring big ideas, and reminding myself why I have made this my life’s work. It’s restorative and  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

Simple words (Rhinebeck, fin)

Written on October 24, 2013 at 8:15 pm, by

Rhinebeck is always amazing, but even moreso for me this year since I’ve spent the past couple of years teaching. Don’t get me wrong, I love to teach. Love to teach. But when I teach, I manage to miss out on what’s always been my favorite part of the festival: Walking the grounds, in a  Continue Reading

CustomFit and Rhinebeck

Written on October 17, 2013 at 12:54 am, by

My Saturday Rhinebeck sweater this year comes to you courtesy of CustomFit, which is now open to everyone. (Please, come! Set up an account and if you’re going to the festival, spend your time dreaming about the yarn you love instead of worrying about what pattern you’ll use to knit it.) So I wanted to  Continue Reading

As Seen on TV

Written on October 8, 2013 at 2:37 pm, by

This fall has been such a whirlwind, I feel like I haven’t really had time to pull up a chair and chat! Or even respond to the comments and questions that are coming in. Case in point: The lovely yarn shown here: From left to right: Woolen Rabbit Sporty Kashmir, in “Man Cave Blue” (I  Continue Reading