Edible Memories: Comfort Food

I’m participating in a little writing course called “Edible Memories” for the first two weeks of December and I’ve decided to do some sketching in my journal along with the writing. I’m going to share some of my writing and sketches with you. Enjoy.   Comfort Food I can tell you one thing about comfort food for.. read more →

Holiday Patterns | Peter Rabbit eBook

Need some patterns for holiday gifts plus something for yourself? Two-for-one in my Peter Rabbit collection! Six quick-to-knit accessories perfect for last-minute gift knitting plus a shawl to make for yourself in my January KAL! CLICK HERE FOR PATTERNS on RAVELRY.COM The ebook is $18 — that’s just $3 a pattern. Individual patterns are also.. read more →

Lebanon on my Mind

I’m reading a lovely article in AramcoWorld that is comprised of stories author/artist Helen Zughaib’s father told her about growing up in Lebanon. Two of my all-time favorite books are about life in Lebanon as well. On top of being great stories and very well-written and enjoyable reads, these books speak to me of the.. read more →

Alaska on my Mind

I just got back from another trip to Alaska, my sixth. This time I spent a wonderful weekend teaching at the Seaside Yarns’ Mermaid Retreat. Here are a few thoughts from my journal. There is no time in Alaska. There are only seasons — darkness for winter, light for summer. The cycle of life is.. read more →

Ending the Year with Joy

I can’t wait for Nov 15. I am starting my annual Year End Rejuvenation and Business Planning period. I’ve made it into an ecourse so others can join me but this is something I’ve been doing forever. I started one November when I read The Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron. I picked up this book because.. read more →

Being Real

Sometimes I post bitter rants on Twitter and Facebook and then I feel like I shouldn’t have and that I’m going to lose business because of it and that I don’t want my “brand” to be tarnished by crabbiness. But you know what? My brand is me. And I am a real person. Sometimes I’m in.. read more →

Finding My Roots through Knitting

My newest project is tentatively titled, “Finding My Roots through Knitting” and it’s going to be some kind of book with a companion pattern collection inspired by the women in my family tree. Yeah, that’s all I know so far. I just finished filling an entire journal with notes and sketches circling around the concept of.. read more →

Historical Knitting Tidbits

Historical knitting tidbits from Ava Coleman, Stories In Stitches co-creator. 1. Around 1500 Dutch sailors began trading food for Shetland Island sweaters. They wore them as under garments. 2. Fancy Knitting is done according to special instructions given stitch-by-stitch. However the details of Victorian patterns are usually presented only using foundation techniques like: knitting plain,.. read more →

What’s next?

That’s the question that’s always on my mind. I have three books coming out this fall, which is, quite frankly, insane. It wasn’t supposed to happen that way but sometimes things have a way of happening how they want to instead of how I want them to. Now that those three books are done, my.. read more →

FALL COLORS: Yarn Shops in Vilnius Redux

FALL COLORS: Yarn Shops in Vilnius Redux read more →

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