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When I see all of the news about Craftsy, the classes my friends are teaching, the Twitter and Facebook posts, I’m both very happy for my friends whose classes are doing well, and very sad that I’m not in their ranks. Continue reading
Run, run, run, [screeech! Thump!] Run, run, run, [screeech! THUMP!] Continue reading
What I CAN tell you right now is that if you’re interested in my new ONLINE KNITTING MILLINERY CLASS, and are one of the first 50 folks to sign up, I’ll send you a FREE copy of the new, revised Knitting Millinery (a $15 value) Continue reading
I may be the only human being in Minnesota who’s too hot today. I’ve been sitting all day with the window open, I swear if I went outside I’d melt the new snow off the sidewalk. I have fever, baby! … Continue reading
Complex and difficult are two different things. Complex can be broken down into a set of simple actions, and that’s exactly what this technique is. I won’t say it’s easy, but I will say that even a very new knitter can get it by following the simple steps. Continue reading
When making a felted bag or even a felted hat, often you just jump in, knit it up (real big!), toss it in the washer and take your chances. However, fulling – felting – a larger garment that is suppose to FIT A HUMAN BODY after everything is said and done, involves a leap of faith. And Math. Continue reading
I’m changing the timing of the classes so that you can start any class WHENEVER you want – you don’t have to wait for the start of the month! Continue reading
But, as with many self taught knitters I meet, I just have this nagging fear that I’m not doing it RIGHT. And, as in knitting, maybe there isn’t one RIGHT way to figure widgets and categories and minimal php coding. I mean, if the code works and if it’s not cluttered, maybe that’s the goal – reachable by many different routes? Continue reading
I was heartened that there was one stout woman with white hair near me (we were about the same speed, but she had better balance) and other folks in the 8am class who did NOT look like Yogis, so maybe that would be the place for me. I felt a little conspicuous for my lack of balance and extra girth in the first class. Continue reading
For my part, I spent my time pondering that although my family is over 300 years removed from Ireland / Scotland / Wales, I’m only 2 generations removed from a time when spring houses were necessary to keep butter cool and if you couldn’t make do you went without. My mother was born in 1919, her mother in 1889. In grandma’s corner of West Virginia, in many ways it may as well have been 1789. Continue reading