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Teaching Blues & Summer Plans

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Teaching Blues & Summer Plans

Finished the school year.

What’s happening at my house.

Plans for the future.

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I'm Teaching on Skillshare!

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I'm Teaching on Skillshare!

Learn to use InDesign with my new course on Skillshare!

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Fairisle February 2015, Week 2

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This week, members of the fairisle course had their first chance to STEEK!  Yes, we did.  We cut through our knitting.  And, we did it with impunity!  Hahah! (snip, snip, snip!) Here are some photos from class... I love their color choices!  Check out those beautiful palettes! I was able to make some fairisle swatches using the knitting machine, and I am fairly certain it's what helped many overcome their fear of cutting through their knitting.  Amanda might recognize this yarn if she looks closely... thanks, Amanda! Lots of students even decided to go the traditional route instead of doing...

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WIP: Prepping for Fairisle February!

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This past month, I've been working on a fairisle pattern and accompanying hand-out for a class I'm teaching on traditional fairisle techniques.  I've taught the class twice before, but I was taking over someone else's class after they were too sick to teach.  The orginal instructor had chosen a very thin yarn to do the colorwork, but now that I'm teaching it again I asked to switch to a thicker yarn.  Here is where Rowan Fine Tweed steps in.  It's pre-felted, slubby, thick/thin colorful yarn, and best of all, it's tweedy!!  I love tweedy yarns. I'm getting back into the knitted...

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