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rock + podcast – Episode 7

Posted by on Sep 18, 2014 in Podcast | 0 comments

rock + podcast – Episode 7

How are you all doing? This is last week's episode (aka, the Before Disney episode). I'll be recording a new one as soon as I catch up with work after the last week off… but to keep you tied until then, here you are… Showing off my Knit Now 38 collection – show it some love on Ravelry! http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/knit-now-issue-38-august-2014 I made my friend Joeli's Champagne Punch shawl – http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/champagne-punch I am going to Disney! Tutorial – German...

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I want you to knit me. The Big Hug Cowl is here!

Posted by on Sep 16, 2014 in Blogging, Designs, Knit, Patterns | 0 comments

I want you to knit me. The Big Hug Cowl is here!

I have something new for you! As I mentioned a while ago, I wanted to know if the Bay Area gets as cold as they say, and just to be prepared, I armed myself with some Felted Tweed and my trusty ChiaoGoo circulars to make a cowl. Felted Tweed is one of my fave yarns for its drape and woolliness – but if you can’t do alpaca, any other yarn with wintery-feel will do the trick just fine. Because I’ve been wanting to give YOU something for your comments, your encouragement and how great the viewership and subscription to the...

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Everyday Lace – Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt!

Posted by on Sep 11, 2014 in Books, Guest Bloggers | 0 comments

Everyday Lace – Blog Tour & Scavenger Hunt!

So, my friend Heather published a book. A pretty book, too! Heather is a fab designer and teacher. Her strongest point is lace, and in this book she will show you how to achieve that too! Everyday Lace begins with a guided how-to for everything lace: tools, fibers, working from charts, blocking (which is the most important thing other than not-dropping-stitches!), flowing nicely into the project section. Through 3 chapters with projects (Warm, Transitional, Cold) you can learn techniques on each and every project, from where and how to place...

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rock+podcast – Episode 6

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Podcast | 2 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 6

Better late than never! Sorry I forgot I never put this entry here….   Notes: The Earth was sh-sh-shaking on my very first California Earthquake. My best wishes go to those that were seriously affected by it. Cross Stitching! – Mosaique Triangles by Ludivine PdC: https://www.etsy.com/listing/193296194/mosaic-triangles-mosaique-triangles – Yarn & Knitting needles by Charlotte Alexander: https://www.etsy.com/listing/160458678/counted-cross-stitch-pattern-collection – Forest by Satsuma Street:...

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Blog Tour – Louet. Technical Editing within a collection

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Blogging | 0 comments

Blog Tour – Louet. Technical Editing within a collection

As many of you already know, a part of my career and most of my mornings is spent working with designers, yarn companies, and magazines as a technical editor. I’ve spoken several times on what makes a technical editor an invaluable resource to your business, how they can improve your pattern writing, and a bit of the behind the scenes magazine work, relating to style sheet use. But for this particular post, I will discuss what a TE does in conjunction with other team members to create the final patterns in a collection. When a new client...

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rock+podcast – Episode 5

Posted by on Aug 5, 2014 in Podcast | 2 comments

rock+podcast – Episode 5

New episode up now on youtube, or watch below! Tahoe! Tahoe! Tahoe! I make no sense at all, but watch to see me make no sense. I went to Tahoe – the people I went with, and their Instagram accounts: Tami – @candyskein – http://instagram.com/candyskein Rijel – @rijelviolet – http://instagram.com/rijelviolet Stephanie – @befadee – http://instagram.com/befadee Sarah – @sarahelana – http://instagram.com/sarahelana Meaghan – @socalmeaghan http://instagram.com/socalmeaghan Jessica –...

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