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herringbone socks
March 5, 2012 Knitting, Patterns & projects

I’ve got a dirty secret: I love meetings. Image from http://www.myconfinedspace.com No, I’m not lonely (although I do enjoy donuts). I just love to knit. I knit in almost all of my meetings at work, and lucky for me no one bats an eye over it. I find it hard to sit through a meeting […]

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Summit shawl

Last week at the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival I used the time I didn’t spend taking classes to instead wander around photographing people’s sweaters. They were all very gracious about having their pictures taken. And good on them, because the garments were gorgeous! If any of these are you (or you know who they are), […]

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lace book, knitting project bag
February 18, 2012 Knitting, Travel & events

We’re pretty lucky in the Pacific NW to not only have a ton of talented designers and fiber artists nearby, but also some great fiber events. This weekend is the Madrona Fiber Arts Festival in Tacoma, WA: four days of classes and demos on knitting, spinning, designing and more, plus a free marketplace full of […]

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new years resolution coaster

For a few years now my local knitting group has been making, and sharing, New Year’s knitting resolutions with each other. Yes, I know it’s already February, but what better time to talk about our 2012 resolutions—when we’ve still got 11 months left to get them done! photo by BazaarBizarreSF These were my knitting resolutions […]

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Suzanne Tidwell installing yarn in Occidental Park, Seattle
December 12, 2011 Pacific NW fiber artists

I first heard of Suzanne Tidwell when she and Beth Newfeld clad a set of trees in yarn in Sammamish, WA. Then over the summer, I lost count of the number of people who wanted to talk about her fun, unexpected, colorful yarn-bombing of Occidental Park. So I caught up with Suzanne to learn a bit […]

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Tin Lantern tam
October 21, 2011 Pacific NW fiber artists

For your reading pleasure, I present a long-awaited interview with Abbott Smith, a Washington-based designer. Abbott has a rich academic background and brings his education and analytic skills into the knitting arena to a degree that I haven’t seen in many other designers. When I first met him he was new to knitting and made […]

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Little Red Bicycle Hipster Sock
August 9, 2011 Knitting, Travel & events

Tired of hearing about all the awesome stuff everyone did at Sock Summit? Here are five things I didn’t get around to doing, but wish I had! Buy yarn from Little Red Bicycle. Sock Summit was wonderful because I got to see so many yarns—both new, and already known to me—in person. They’re just so much […]

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Sock Summit yarns
August 5, 2011 Knitting, Travel & events

Sock Summit! Has it been a week already?? I miss you so… Sock Summit took place Thursday – Sunday last week, and it was awesome. This was my first time attending, so I don’t know how it compared with 2009, but I loved every minute of this year. I loved my classes, learned cool new techniques, saw […]

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portfolio & business cards

Happy Friday, everyone! After a week of grayness the sun has finally broken out in Seattle and I was able to enjoy lunch on the patio — yay! Sadly computer screens and sunshine don’t mix well, so I’m back inside to do some website work and to recap the week. Last week was full of […]

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Kinokuniya bookshelves
June 23, 2011 Knitting

I’ve been hearing for years how great Japanese stitch dictionaries are, so this week I finally went to Kinokuniya to check it out. For those who (like me until recently) have no idea what that word means, it’s a chain of Japanese bookstores—the one in Seattle is located in Uwajimaya Village. Photo by brewbooks on Flickr […]

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