Sunday, July 18, 2010

Sorry guys -

I have to put comment moderation on - getting hit with tons of comment spam since I started posting again and that bugs me!

Still in St. Louis - the trip was great, but the airline dropped the ball and I couldn't leave tonight as expected. Home tomorrow though, then vacation from the 20th through the 27th of July.

Well sort of vacation - not much internet and no podcast and no appointments, but I did have some yarn for a deadline shipped directly to the hotel so I can make a model for a magazine while I am there!

Thanks to all of you here in Missouri who made my trip so terrific!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Look, I am a star - who knew?

My buddy Marly of Yarnthing podcast fame always does the grunt work to put together a dinner at TNNA for designers, editors, and other yarny folks. I walked over to the event with Barb Bettegnies, editor of Creative Knitting magazine.

Guess what made her newsletter this week? Click here to read all about it!

While you are clicking around, please do me a favor and check out the needlepoint contest entries at Gone Stitching. Eleven canvases are entered, including mine (pssst, it's number 10!), and this is the people's choice award - real judging will happen later in the summer. And I know I don't have a prayer there, thus my inappropriate internet begging for votes.

Truthfully I won't even mind (much) if you vote for someone else. But we are trying to get some web traffic over there for the sponsors, Gone Stitching and Planet Earth Fiber, so that more people will enter next year. I have to think that anyone with even vaguely needlepoint-ish aspirations will look at my entry and think "Hey, I could beat her next year!"

I know, another post with no photos. But I am working on that, I promise!

This week I am in Missouri, teaching at A New Yarn in Springfield on Thursday, and Kirkwood Knittery in St. Louis. I believe there are a few spots left in each of my classes, so if you are in the area, check them out!

Friday, July 09, 2010

So many miles to go before I stitch :-)

So TNNA was great fun as it often is, and as usual for me, I didn't manage to take many photos. Ok, I didn't manage to take ANY photos. And despite the overriding "What happens at TNNA stays at TNNA" ethos that prevails - well, I need to talk about something on this here blog, lest the lovely Sarah (who is helping out at Chez Loopy) get more annoyed with me than she is already!

Thankfully, my good buddy and editor-in-chief of Creative Knitting magazine) Barb Bettegnies beat me to the punch with at least part of the weekend - and you can read all about the Sunday night party here!

Columbus was quite a long trip for me - five days at TNNA, followed by five more at the Knitters Connection show - but at least there was Jeni's Ice Cream to get me through the fortnight away from home.

To make up for my lack of photography, here is a great shot taken by Jess and Casey of Ravelry.com fame - The Portals Scarf was made in Creative Juices yarn from Soak, with colors inspired by Ravelry. The pattern is available on Ravelry, of course!

OK - back to work drinking beer and writing patterns. Well, only the pattern writing part is work, the beer drinking is totally recreational...