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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 | 1 comment

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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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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