designer resources

Another first (and I hope to see you there)!

March 12, 2014

Yarn Cupboard Retreat – April 25th – 27th, 2014 Very few of you know this, but when I was in college I trained to be an elementary school teacher! I have often said that this was the most useful experience of my career. I did not, however, expect to be standing in front of a […]

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New book coming from one of my knitting Goddesses!

March 25, 2013

I cannot tell you how excited I am to learn that Lynne Barr is launching a new book. There are very few books that I have bought over the years that I go back to again and again. You know that I use Barbara G. Walker’s Treasuries all the time. I also find myself perusing […]

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My first TNNA… and I didn’t take a single photo!

July 12, 2012

Several Fridays ago I boarded a plane destined The National Needle Arts Association (TNNA) meeting in Columbus, Ohio.  As one passenger after another took a seat and pulled out a knitting project, I knew I was on the right plane. TNNA is a huge trade show for retailers, designers, publishers, and suppliers in the needle […]

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Button, Button, Who’s Got the Button? (or The Ultimate Button Quest)

May 8, 2012

Today I am finishing up a “secret project” — a pattern that is going to be published by someone else, so I can’t talk about it yet.  And although I am excited about the project, the deadline is making me anxious, so I will be happy when it’s finished, boxed, and sent on its way. […]

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