Category Archives: Travel

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 […]

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 […]

Back to the Snowy Mountains

I am torn. While I really do love being home, I left behind palm trees and sunshine in California and returned to snow in the mountain desert. I got a lot done at TNNA, including sourcing the yarns for my next collection (the focus of which is Modern Colorwork, and you will LOVE it!), launching […]

I went to Denver and all I got was THIS AWESOME ONLINE CLASS!

So a while back I went to Denver, craft beer capital of the world, and home to quite possibly the happiest place on Earth (hint: Disneyland is not it), Fancy Tiger Crafts. I got to do a Trunk Show with the wonderful knitters of Denver, and attend Craft Night there and the place instantly felt […]

Come say hi at TNNA!

I’m finishing up the prep today for travelling this weekend to TNNA’s winter trade show in Phoenix. I’m printing postcards, tagging all my samples, and packing them up with care. And trying to contain the excitement of seeing all my fiber friends! If you’re gonna be there, come and say hi! I’ll be wandering the […]

Coming Back

I had reached that point where blogging was a chore I’d rather push to the bottom of the to-do list until it finally fell right off the page. I was trying to strike the right balance between being personable and personal while still being creatively interesting. And it just got boring for me. With the […]

Vacation Over, back to the grindstone

We returned yesterday from a week’s vacation in Chicago. We went for my good friend Amanda’s wedding (which you will hear more about in the future), and she was kind enough to let us stay in her apartment while she’s on her honeymoon, so C and I got our first real vacation together (yes, after […]

Jiggity Jig

Thanks everyone for the love about Knitscene 🙂 It was a lot of fun to write and hopefully it won’t be the last article I write. I got home Wednesday from attending Cat Bordhi’s visionary retreat, which is a juried retreat for self-publishing authors where we can learn skills that we’ll need to write our […]

TNNA Recap

The thing I love most about TNNA is that no matter who you’re talking to, no one has a problem with you talking about fiber. It’s like coming home. When you say “left leaning decrease” no one cocks an eyebrow at you, and no one says “Is that from a sheep?” when you say mohair. […]