Knitting Posts

Oregon: Eugene and The Black Sheep Gathering

Y’vonne and I drove down to Eugene on Friday, and had a great Thai dinner with some of the other teachers.  The next two days I taught Ganseys and Fair Isle Tams at the Gathering and saw lots of old friends and new!  The market was in a new location on the Fair Grounds and […]

Oregon: Portland

After Wyoming, I headed on to Portland to visit my son Terran for a few days, before going to Eugene to teach at the Black Sheep Gathering.  He and I had a good time hanging out and visiting different spots in Portland.  I had read Salted and wanted to visit the shop the author has: […]


  I had a 12 hour turnaround from the Alaska flight to the one to Wyoming.  I quickly repacked my suitcases at a hotel, got some sleep, and flew out to Denver, where I took a shuttle to Fort Collins, and was picked up by Lori, owner of Cowgirl Yarn, a delightful yarn shop in […]


The day arrived, after much preparation over the last few months, that I flew to Denver to shoot my Craftsy class.  I am so impressed with the business model of this company.  The employees (and the freelance professionals) are all so very happy to be working for Craftsy.  It is really a warm and positive […]

New Knitting Traditions Website

Welcome to the new Knitting Traditions website. We’re so happy you stopped by. Whether you’re here to improve your knitting skills or buy one of my patterns, take a class or find some handspun yarn, Knitting Traditions has what you’re looking for.

Interweave Lab

What a treat to go back to California as the weather in Vermont is getting so cold.  I flew in to San Francisco and took a shuttle to the San Mateo hotel where Interweave Lab was to be held.  It was gloriously warm and sunny the whole time I was there.  Although my classes were […]


I remember, when my kids were little,  getting a notice from school that there was an outbreak of head lice among the children.   Yes, even in the most scrupulously clean of families, this can happen, much to my chagrin.  My kids (and I) got a couple doses of that icky shampoo whether we needed […]

The Brooklyn Bridge and the Met

Sunday, we went for a walk.  I saw the famous brownstone homes and lovely iron fences… I will admit it.  I thought I was gonna die by the time we got to the Met.  My feet were killing me.  But I am so glad we went across the bridge.  It was a wonderful sight:  the […]

The Brooklyn Museum

The Brooklyn Musuem is the permanent home of Judy Chicago’s seminal (ovular?) work “The Dinner Party”.  This feminist piece of collaborative art was shocking in the 1970s when it was unveiled to the world.  But the talent of needlework and ceramic skill was, and is still, mesmerizing.  The place settings are made of needlework that […]

The Vermont Retreats

WOW!  This was the first year I held the August retreats without Margaret Wilson  at the helm.  I have always thought of her as the glue that binds this wonderful event together, so I knew I needed help if I was to put this event on without her. I was fortunate that Marilyn King (of […]