Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Come See Me at the Common Cod!

July is fast approaching and I am hosting three events at the Common Cod Fiber Guild in Boston!


On Friday, July 8th, I am presenting a lecture on Overcoming the Fear of Hand Dyed Yarns and Variegation. I'll be talking about how to use Color Theory to better pair hand dyed colorways with appropriate projects, as well as pooling, how to avoid it, and how to work with planned pooling.


On Saturday, July 9th, I am teaching two classes: Portuguese Knitting, and Darn! Knitwear Repair. Portuguese Knitting has always been a popular class, and my repairs class premiered at this year's Lakeside Fiber Retreat. The response at the retreat was great, so I am looking forward to teaching it again!

Will I see some of you there?


Thursday, June 16, 2016

Finally, The Carrigain Shawl

Just about a month ago, I hosted the second annual Lakeside Fiber Retreat. The retreat happens at Purity Lake, which is at the base of the White Mountains in New Hampshire. This year, I designed the Carrigain Shawl for the retreat, named after Mount Carrigain. This was also the debut of my newest yarn, Sonnet Sport. It's like my fingering weight Sonnet, but in a squishy sport weight.


The inspiration of this shawl was layers - layers of mountains, of trees, and falling snow. I've been seeing people pick out some really beautiful color combinations, what would yours be?