2017 is nearly fully booked! The first three months alone have me traveling to 10 venues in 3 months (yikes) and don’t event get me started on April. If you’ve never taken a class with me, I hope this is the year. I’m crisscrossing the country, so I’m bound to be someplace near you! Leave me a comment if I’ll be seeing you.
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…
How could it be nearly April. This year is going faster than ever. I’m lining up all sorts of fun things for the rest of 2016 and have even lined up some fab events for 2017. I promised a summer update, so here’s a round up of the Summer teaching events (HINT: read all the way down to the bottom of the page, I have a VERY exciting surprise!!!)
Summer 2016 Knitting Events
2016 has started out with a bang. A great teaching trip to TNNA and Vogue Knitting Live NYC. Now I’m getting ready to head out to Stitches West, but before January & February becomes a memory, here’s a round up of the Spring, Early Summer teaching jobs.
If you are in the New York area, you can book a private lesson with me here.
2016 Knitting Events – Spring & Early Summer
“In which Patty ventures to Manhatten, teaches 165 students, loses her voice and is saved by her friends and the staff of Vogue Knitting Live.”
That makes for two weeks full of yarn, friends, classes, amazing students, and this year . . . a killer cold that knocked me on my &%$#. The fact that 13 days later I’m still sick, might explain why this blog took so long to write.
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 🙁
January is a big month for a knitting professional. First up there’s our annual trade show TNNA, and just days later, came the show I’ve been looking forward to for quite some time – Vogue Knitting Live New York (5th year anniversary show!!!)
It took me a few days (or five to be exact) to recover from the excitement. So much yarn, so many friends, such many incredibly brilliant students it’s hard to sum up.
Here’s my recap in a nutshell. I did a TERRIBLE job remembering to take pictures, but in my defense, I taught 4 classes in two days at TNNA and 7 classes in three days at VK Live, so . . . yeah, I just forgot.
Let me go out of order and give a shout out to the AMAZING fifth anniversary of . . .
I’m so proud to have been a teacher for all five years. This year I was blessed to have nearly 200 students in seven amazing classes. Here’s a few pics (like I said, I didn’t take many). For all you West Coasters, we’re coming your way next! Join us in April
TNNA – The First Building Better Business Day!
Just days before VK NY, I was in sunny Phoenix for TNNA. It was beautiful and I hardly ever got to go outside. I went with my pal Zontee Hou (amazing marketing guru), who was also there to teach at the first Building Better Business Day. It was great to meet so many other professionals (shop owners, designers, wholesalers, reps, teachers) who wanted to strengthen their businesses.
I was only home from vacation for a few days before TNNA, but I did manage to bind off my brand new extra small version of the Windsor Cardi (pattern available on Ravelry)
Here are a few shots from the weekend:
Just so you know how professionals on a showroom floor at our trade show behave . . . please enjoy this video of Cat Bordhi
I can’t believe 2014 is has come to a close. I just wanted to take a moment to thank all of my amazing students. That includes all of my online students from Craftsy, Annie’s and Interweave (but I don’t have pictures of you guys).
Year in Review 2014 (can’t believe it’s done!)
You all have taught me so much and inspired me to work even harder to keep providing you with fun classes. I had a new Annie’s class launch in November, and I’ll have three new DVDs coming out in 2015 with Interweave and I’m working on several new live classes to launch this spring.
Here’s a look back on all your shiny faces. I wasn’t always great at taking photos (somehow have virtually no Stitches South or West photos).
If you see yourself in a photo, leave a comment and say hi!
See you somewhere in class in 2015 (maybe on a Cruise) 🙂
Catch up blogging . . . Part One
2014 is starting out to be an insanely busy time. This being my first year as a full time knitting teacher and knitwear designer (goodbye office hours and subway commute – yippe!), I’m still learning where the crazily busy time are. October / November was one of them. Holy Kermoly, did I feel shot out of a canon in October . . . The Knit and Crochet Show, Houston Knitting Guild, Interweave Webinar, three designs due, Vogue Knitting Live Chicago, Stitches East and to top it off, my two Craftsy classes launched!
December was lovely. No traveling, not one business trip! Just time to catch up on working on the designs that were due, meeting up with friends, eating great meals and knitting by the fire.
The end of December David (the hubby) and I headed up the Hudson with three of our friends for a brilliant 3 day get away in a perfect house by a lake. I packed up a giant bag of yarn (for the many projects and proposals that were due) and we brought wine, games and food . . . the ingredients for a perfect weekend.
This was the view that greeted us each morning:
The trip was exactly what I needed after such a busy fall, there were walks in the woods by the icy Hudson
We took an amazing walk, during the magic hour, to a lighthouse and marveled at the sight and sound of the ice breaking up on the Hudson, followed by a perfect sunset, and warming ourselves by the fire (note the glass of wine by the fire!)
This was just the rest I needed before being shot out of cannon # 2, called Jan / Feb in this biz . . . more about that in the next installment of – “Tales of a Traveling Knitting Teacher: TNNA & Vogue Knitting Live”