Stories In Stitches Online Writing Workshop

  Take an online course with me as your teacher. If you have taken my Craftsy.com sock classes, you know that I take my time with students and answers all your questions online. No question is too small or dumb. Now take a class with me to learn how to publish your book.  With my 14.. read more →

A self published knitting book comes together

Taking the photographs for a knitting book is as important as making the samples and doing the writing. For Stories In Stitches™ 2, we had three different locations. The Anna Marie Jensen shawls and doilies were shot in Colorado by Ava’s husband, Rich. The cardigan and pi shawl featuring Dorothy Reade’s motifs were shot in.. read more →

Lithuania Knitting Book Cover Ideas

How a book is born. Initial cover ideas for my Lithuania knitting book. The final cover may not look anything like this, but it’s starting to feel like it’ll actually be a real book! read more →

Travel the World of Knitting App by Donna Druchunas

This ground-breaking app for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch brings together a wide range of designs by Donna Druchunas based on her travels and historical research. These favorite patterns are pulled from her published books with some previously only available in paper form, as well as some original patterns never-before-released. The patterns are inspired by her travels around the globe investigating local knitting techniques and researching the history of knitting. read more →

Baby MuskOx from Palmer, Alaska Farm

Watch the video of a baby MuskOx just born. There third calf of the year. read more →

Contemporary Pineapple Purse from a Victorian Pattern.

I adapted the instructions from an 1846 knitting book published in London. read more →

Finishing my Lithuanian knitting book.

This is the month of finishing my Lithuanian knitting book! I’ve made a list of what needs to be done and hired a professional nagger to help me break it into doable daily chunks. It’s so close, I can taste it. And I’m not doing anything else until it’s finished. read more →

Arctic Lace Blog

Back in 2004 while researching the book Arctic Lace Knitting we kept a small day to day blog of what we were doing each day. Take a look back in time in the behind the scenes post that we just put up on this blog. The blog was moved from our personal website to this.. read more →

Symbols and Ornament in Lithuanian Knitting

There are so many interesting types of colorwork patterns in Lithuanian knitting that I am finding it difficult to decide what to include. I’ve decided that I need to include charts in each of these categories: read more →

SUMMER OF LACE: Successful Lace Knitting Designer Notes Series

Welcome to the Successful Lace Knitting Designer Notes series on my blog! When I was working on Successful Lace Knitting, I interviewed each designer who had submitted a project to the book to find out about their design inspiration and to ask them to share their tips for knitting lace. Unfortunately for me, this information.. read more →

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