On set at Craftsy

Lots of you know that I work at Craftsy, but may wonder what I DO at Craftsy. I have worn lots of hats, and was originally hired to be on the Marketing team.  I’m now on the Production team, and manage the Knitting Category of classes.  I work with instructors from contract to course launch to make the absolute best classes on the internet! One of the many things that I do is work with instructors on set. I run ...more

Planning for Breckon!

Besides a few things that I knit for Mazie when she was a baby, I haven’t knit many seamed sweaters in the last few years. ...more

Hope Shawlette Update

Hi Everyone! I hope that you’re having a lovely Saturday!  It’s a very snowy March day here in Colorado – we’re expecting a few (up to 12!) inches today ....more

A few Olive photos

Nathan took Olive to see an art exhibit this week.  Here are some of her favorite pieces.  He told me that she went from one to the next, asking for her photo to be taken, then saying, “send that to Mom.” ...more

STITCHES West 2013 in Santa Clara, CA

This is truly “travel season” in the fiber world! So may events happen in late winter / early spring. I had a blast Feb 21 – 24 at STITCHES West in Santa Clara, CA.  I took a few classes, hung out in our booth (number 1025) and saw lots of friends. We went to the fashion show: ...more

A few beautiful sweater seams

Alright, so if you’re familiar with my work, you know that I tend to knit seamless, top-down sweaters. I’m currently working on one that I really like using some Sanguine Gryphon QED from the archive (I think that the word ‘archive’ better describes my yarn supply than ‘stash’): ...more

How I steeked my sweater – and lived to tell about it

A few days weeks ago, I posted about working on my Icelandic sweater.  This is the one that I made in Ragga’s craftsy Top Down Icleandic Sweater class. I finished the knitting just before Vogue Knitting Live, and loved the sweater so much that I wore it around for a few days unsteeked ....more

Inspired – to knit a cabled hat

So when Dan and I taught the Design Your Own Beret (or hat) at VKL, we used the yarn  from Karida (Neighborhood Fiber Co.) to cast on for a class example.  I recently decided to finish the hat.  Here is is blocking (on a mixing bowl:) ...more

Vogue Knitting Live Winter 2013 in NYC!

I taught at my first ever Vogue Knitting Live (VKL) this winter! In Times Square, NYC.  We lived in New York for about three years while I did my Bachelor’s degree and Nathan did his Master’s at SUNY Stony Brook.  Nathan worked at a gallery in the city, and we spent a LOT of time there.  Not so much in Times Square – so this was, in that sense, a new experience! ...more

Larimar blue shawl-knitting on a perfect Saturday

Good Morning! It’s Saturday, and we are sitting on the couch.  Olive turned three yesterday, and is playing with her balloons and being a dinosaur.  Mazie is five and making a necklace with pop beads.  The house is a mess and for right this minute – I don’t care.  It’s just that kind of a lazy Saturday morning. I’m so happy to be here with the family, and life is GOOD ....more