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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 | 1 comment

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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Stitch Sprouts Interview!

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 in Blogging | 0 comments

Stitch Sprouts Interview!

As I mentioned earlier on the podcast, I am off to Tahoe for a weekend of fun, knitting and fun. Did I mention fun? I'm so looking forward to it – and hope to record another podcast episode while I'm there! In the meantime, you can go ahead to Stitch Sprouts to read an interview with me :) I'm their Featured Designer today and I spill the beans on some of the “behind the scenes” stuff. Be good while I'm away by the lake – what are you knitting today? I will be taking a cowl and mitts to work on, and...

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Reviewing (in style)

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Blogging, Business Talks, Designs, Technical Editing | 2 comments

Reviewing (in style)

A Ravelry thread last month sparked a lot of comments regarding magazine work and style sheets, and since I’ve recently had to review a lot of my own patterns, I thought there’d be no better way to make some sort of impact in favor of style sheets than writing about it. As I’ve mentioned, I have an upcoming collection in Knit Now – issue 38, to be precise! The page proofs are slowly coming in and with them: My very last chance to review what the technical editors have changed, whether it’s correct and confirm I...

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Past-times

Posted by on Jul 28, 2014 in Blogging | 6 comments

Past-times

There is a question I am asked on a regular basis by those who just found out about my path to my employment, as well as some friends who know me for a while: Do you not get tired of just knitting? The answer may surprise you: YES. I do get tired. Mostly I get tired of knitting to deadlines, especially when they're big – back in June, I finished a 6-piece collection deadline for Knit Now (issue 38, should be in stores in a couple of days) and STRAIGHT off that one, I began a 5-piece collection deadline for Manos del...

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Easy sleeves? Sure! A tutorial in 4 photos.

Posted by on Jul 25, 2014 in Blogging, Knit, Tutorials | 1 comment

Easy sleeves? Sure! A tutorial in 4 photos.

Last week I was wrapping up one of my items for my Manos del Uruguay Spring 2015 collection, and I took to instagram to show you all how setting in sleeves really isn’t as hard as everyone makes it out to be. I’ve always been a proponent of set-in sleeves: they fit better, they retain their shape and avoid sagging shoulders, and most importantly – they look super elegant. So, we finished our sleeves, and, if they are worked flat, we will seam the sides together. We will also seam the body sides. Some people have asked in the...

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