STITCHES at Home – lace classes

STITCHES Expo at Home offers people access to the best teachers and vendors, and I am teaching two classes in June. STITCHES is known for their top-notch events, and these virtual shows allow access to everyone, regardless of location.  I’m teaching Take Flight – Knitting Your First Lace Shawl as well as Shetland Sky, Sea,…

Wildflower Season and a Shawl

In early 2013 I dreamed that I was standing at the top of our north pasture looking over a beautiful, manicured formal garden. Spotless paths spread geometrically from the center towards hedgerows and flowers on the garden’s edges. I woke and recalled the reality of the north pasture, which is beautiful not in a manicured…

The Sleeve Situation

When I choose a new knitting project I often ask myself if there’s anything new to learn. Now, I’ve been knitting a few years but by no means know it all. One of the reasons I chose Betts Lampers Autumn Colors Fair Isle cardigan was that I was curious about the construction at the shoulders.…

Shetland Wool Week Annual

As Fall, or “hairst” as Shetlanders say, rolls around each year knitters have a lot to be excited about. ‘Tis the season for some of the big wool festivals in the US – most of which happened virtually this year. It also marks time for many of us who love traditional wools and designs to…

Virtual Tour on the Deck

We made a video. Because we aren’t seeing you out and about this year, we cleaned off the deck, brought out some props, and set up a little version of our booth. The video is at the bottom of this post. In hindsight, it does have a SHOWCASE SHOWDOWN feel about it, but I’m a…