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My Fellow Yarn Travelers

A few days ago I wrote about all my amazing students in 2016.  As I was going through all my pictures I also came across a lot of happy memories of the fun I’ve had with my fellow yarny friends.

I spend about 1/3 of my year on the road. I have a wonderful husband and great friends at home. I wouldn’t be able to do what I do without them. But I also have a huge support group of friends on the road.

Here’s a little peek at the

Life of a Traveling Knitting Teacher!

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Vogue Knitting Live Class Raffle

Win a Vogue Knitting Live class with ME!

Vogue Knitting Live is around the corner, and it’s class raffle time!

Recently you might have noticed my growing fondness for the amazing power of dropped stitches. I wrote about my two drop stitch patterns that I created after working on my new class.

At Vogue Knitting Live Minneapolis I’m premiering that BRAND NEW class, “Let it Go: Drop Stitch Patterns”. Here’s YOUR chance to win a class!

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Fall / Winter Knitting Events 2016

2017 is booking up fast, and it’s shaping up to be a great teaching year. Here’s where I’ll be for the fall / winter. Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.

Don’t forget, if you know a shop or guild that would like me to come visit. Let them know they can make teaching requests here. See my full schedule here.

If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me live here, or book a online streaming lesson with me here.

Fall / Winter2016 Knitting Events

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TNNA 2016

Another TNNA (and more YARN!!!)

Twice a year, the needle arts folks get together for five fun (but exhausting) days of classes, meetings, shopping, cocktails, and YARN. It’s our trade show where retailers, teachers, designers, and manufacturers in Yarn, Spinning, Weaving, Needlepoint, and Cross Stitch all get together to see what’s new. Welcome to…

TNNA 2016

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Tuesday Tip: How to Measure Cross Back

Tuesday Tip copyThe cross back (or shoulder to shoulder measurement) is the most important measurement in a set in sleeve sweater and the hardest to get right.

On my Ravelry group we are getting ready to start the Corcoran Knit Along (starting June 20th, 2016). * The KAL will be filled with video tutorials and how tos (exclusive to the KAL participants) including one on how to read a schematic and choose the right size.

  • EDIT – The KAL / Sweater classes are still available for sale on Ravelry and the videos and message boards never expire.

Choosing the right size is the most vital step to a happy sweater. A few weeks ago we looked at how to measure armhole depth, now it’s time to look at . . .

How to Measure Cross Back

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The Memory of Stitches

Life is full of changes. Right now my husband and I are selling our home. It’s a long story, but we’re getting ready for a move and we don’t know to where.

Getting your place ready for an open house means packing up a LOT of your stuff. For a knitter, that means packing up yarn, sweaters, gloves, hats, and every form of handknits you can imagine.

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Another TNNA = 4 days of yarn, students and friends

Twice a year, all the knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning, needlepoint and embroidery professionals across the land (and a few other lands) get together for our annual trade show. The summer show is in my favorite location. I’ve been going there since 2007, and I have my favorite lunch spots, dinner spots, my favorite hotel . . . and now I find out they’re moving. It looks like it’s Goodbye Columbus 🙁

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