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 […]
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 […]
I flew from Hartford, CT to Chicago to Seattle to Anchorage to Cordova to teach my gansey class for 2 days, and designing for the next 2 days. The flight that took me over Alaska was wonderful . Dotty (the woman behind the Cordova Gansey Project […]
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 […]
It is always a thrill when I am able to teach my two-day class, the Danish Skrå-trøje. So I am looking forward to teaching at Interweave Lab! This is the first year the Lab is offering 2 day intensive classes. There’s nothing like getting into a subject really in-depth! I will never forget the day […]
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.
Last summer, I found my way to the Rowe Conference Center just to check it out. It is a beautiful area and the center is in the woods in the tiny town of Rowe, MA. Nestled in the lovely Berkshires, this center has seen many big name presenters over the years. Just recently, Anna Zilboorg […]
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 used to live in Oregon and always love returning to the Pacific NorthWest. Now that my #2 son lives in Portland, I am doubly anxious to get there as often as possible so I can sneak in a visit to see him too. I had a great flight in and saw the marvelous mountains […]
Metaphor Yarns is a lovely yarn shop in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts. I have taught there before and enjoy the staff, the lovely, sweet owner, Meta, and the wide range of yarns. So I was very excited to be asked to teach at their retreat this coming December 6-8 (Friday evening to Sunday). December is a […]
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 […]
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 […]
A perfect, lovely day to walk in the gardens! In Iceland I was served lotus root in a restaurant. It was delicious! Needless to say I was exhausted by the end of the day! But we made plans for the next day… The Brooklyn Bridge and more!
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 […]
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 […]