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As I am getting ready for my trip to Europe, Lithuania is filling my mind again. I’m looking at my photos, reading history books, fondling yarn and knitted pieces, looking for a flat to rent, and dreaming of the streets of Vilnius. Although I will also be spending time in England, Scotland, and Geneva, and […]

Last night I designed a pair of Albanian anklets based on socks I saw in the Edith Durham collection at the Bankfield museum in Halifax, England; several pairs I’ve seen on the internet; and the instructions in Ethnic Socks and Stockings by Priscilla Gibson-Roberts. Now to the needles! (If you’re brave, ask me and I’ll […]

I’ve just booked my first 2011 event! Knit with Color Canada and New England cruise Sep 29-Oct 8, 2011. I will be teaching Lithuanian color knitting techniques used in socks, mittens, and gloves, and other interesting color knitting techniques from around the world! Make sure you tell them I sent you if you ask for […]

I hope you will think that I have as well. I just got my advance copy of Successful Lace Knitting, published by Martingale & Company. This book, more than any of my others, is the work of a team. Whereas fabulous designers like NIcki Epstein may have assistant researchers help them with the background information […]

I recently found this on Ravelry: Dear Ravelry Community, I am the Granddaughter of John Teal Jr, the man who domesticated the Musk Oxen and started a market for its amazing and exotic wool, Qiviut. Our non-profit farm in Palmer Alaska is in great danger of being sold and dissolved, and I am doing everything […]

Think you know how to say my last name – Druchunas? Even if you don’t, record your best guess and send it to me at donna AT sheeptoshawl DOT com and you’ll be entered to win a copy of my next book Successful Lace Knitting from Martingale & Co.! Contest ends Marcy 31, 2010! Check […]