Books that inspired me during the trip: 3.

Books that inspired me during the trip: 3. This is a children’s book written in Dutch. It is about Maria Siylla Merian, an amazing woman naturalist and artist whom I’ve been obsessed with and inspired by for some time. I took a few semesters of German … read more →

Books that inspired me during my trip: 2.

Books that inspired me during my trip: 2. Tea Cozies 2. In all of my knitting life, I have only made 1/2 of a tea cozy. But it was so much fun, I still have the knitted piece on the bulletin board in my office. I love the whimsical spirit of tea cozies… read more →

Books that inspired me during my trip: 1.

Books that inspired me during my trip: 1. Motifs celtiques à connaître et créer by David Balade. This book talks about the Celtic artwork of Brittany and includes instructions and exercises for learning how to draw and paint various Celtic motifs in… read more →

Musing over books I bought along the way this summer that spark my creativity.

Musing over books I bought along the way this summer that spark my creativity. read more →

Blog Book Tour (part 3): KnitGrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design

I’m happy to be part of the KnitGrrl Guide to Professional Knitwear Design blog tour. For my part in the tour, I decided to talk to author and designer Shannon Okey about ebooks. We had a very long and interesting discussion so I’ve broken into several blog posts. Here’s part 3, some follow-up questions. I’m.. read more →

I write like….

I write like Vladimir Nabokov I Write Like by Mémoires, Mac journal software. Analyze your writing! Here’s what I analyzed, from the introduction to Arctic Lace: Picture yourself surrounded by the softest fiber you can imagine. Skeins of yarn, tufts of fleece, delicate knitted lace envelop you. The nearly weightless fiber has the texture of.. read more →

Knitting and writing

I feel so good that I’m getting work done on my book! Finished one sock, knitted the cuff on the second. Now time to get some writing done before I go to sleep. Did some really interesting stuff today and hope to blog about it tomorrow. Got some cool photos & videos too! read more →

Interviewing Myself

This is a blog post from The Art of Non-Conformity with my personal notes added. . This is how you do it. First, sit yourself down wherever you like to sit. Get coffee or your drink of choice. Turn off the distractions and take it seriously. (Wouldn’t you take another interview seriously?) Then you open.. read more →

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