Category Archives: Teaching

Risk vs. Reward: The True Costs of Fiber Teaching

WARNING: This is a math-heavy post, if you want the TL:DR version… Teaching contracts have been getting progressively worse for fiber teachers, and I don’t want to work for nothing.   This hangs on my wall. I try to use it as a guiding force when I’m up against hard decisions. This is not to […]

Bits and Bobs of News

I’ve got so many irons on the fire these days that I’m feeling a little frazzled trying to coming up with a coherent format for all the news I want to share. So we’ll go with a list. I LOVE lists! It’s been making me crazy happy since it arrived in the post yesterday, so […]

My Recommended Craftsy Classes

I’m a lover of learning. I’m a Craftsy instructor, and I’m also a Craftsy student. It’s so easy to take a class when you can do it on your own time and in your own home (and your own pajamas). I’m often asked what my favorite resources are for the things I make, so I’ve […]

Shows Of Hands

So I’m working on a class curriculum, but I need some more data than I can gather from the people immediately surrounding me. What I need is pictures of a wide variety of hands. Right or left doesn’t matter. I need to see the top of your wrist, all your fingers, with the fingers mildly […]

Cowls for Days!

I am a cowl lover. Keeping my neck warm is of primary concern. I wear them out, I wear them under a coat, I wear them around my house and keep the heating bill down. I have lightweight cowls that I wear on cool high-desert summer evenings, I have big thick wooly cowls I wear […]

Knitting Trends | Brioche

If you’re active with other knitters on Instagram, Twitter, etc… you may have noticed that Brioche has been making an appearance more frequently. The lovely Mercedes Tarasovich-Clark has just released a new Craftsy class called Brioche Knitting Made Easy. Brioche presses so many of my happy buttons. Texture: Check! Dynamic Fabric: Check! Colorplay: Check! The […]

What would you like to learn?

Hey everybody, just doing some informal market research. Can you please take a minute or two and answer the questions below? Please feel free to expound if you’d like 🙂 1. What kind of learning experience do you prefer best? a) Single Technique Tutorials (like searching for “Provisional Cast On” on YouTube and watching videos). […]

Spring Craftsy Sale and Upcoming Events

Hey everyone! Just a quick note to let you know the Craftsy Spring Sale has been extended! There are some really fabulous classes being offered at great discounts, including mine, which you can get for $14.99! Some of the classes I’ve been taking and enjoying are on sale too (like Sewing with Knits and The […]

Fearless Knitting for Local Folks

Going on Tour!

In support of this lovely new Craftsy class I have, I just wanted to let you all know about my blog tour! I’ll be answering interview questions, there will be reviews of the class, and I’ll be guest posting too. I’ll update this post with more stops as they’re scheduled, but there should be a […]