Category Archive: Coolness

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Today I’m playing catch up! Thing 1 I’ve been meaning to tell you: There was an article about me in the Detroit News Homestyle section, “Fiber artist takes dyeing skills to whole new level,” this past Friday. You can read it online here. That link will stop working at some point, so I’ve archived it …

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Fiber Expo is this weekend! Yay!

I really like Fiber Expo. It’s one of my favorite shows to do. It’s a hometown show (Ann Arbor! Woohoo!), so I get to sleep in my own bed, not travel far, and I know where the good restaurants are, but it’s more than that. It’s just got a cool vibe to it. I see …

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Hey! I have kits now!

My friend Heather Ordover, author of What would Madame Defarge Knit? and What (else) would Madame Defarge Knit?, has written a young adult novel called Grounded. The leading character is a knitter, and knitting features prominently! Grounded is the first book in a series, and I want the next book now. (NOW!!) To go along …

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Adventures in Fibonacci Weaving

This is about the interconnectedness of all things. In 1202, Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci, an Italian mathematician, wrote a book called Liber abaci (“Book of the abacus”). In this book he posited a problem: A certain man put a pair of rabbits in a place surrounded on all sides by a wall. How many pairs of …

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Cool stuff is afoot!

You know what’s cool? Cool is when you’re a dyer and someone wants to use your yarn for not one, not two, but for seven designs. So yeah, I’m pretty excited. You know Heather Ordover, of What Would Madame Defarge Knit? and CraftLit? Behold her latest project. It’s a young adult novel called Grounded, about …

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Trains are cool

train

A few months ago Rob suggested taking a train out to California for his Aunt Elspeth’s 80th birthday party as a surprise. I was a bit lukewarm about the idea at first, as it meant I’d have to miss the Ann Arbor Fiberarts Guild Holiday Sale, but the more I thought about it, the more …

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My excellent New York adventure

vkl front

Or the story of Vogue Knitting Live 2012. Wow. Just wow. That’s the short version. The long version is much longer. With lots of pictures. Ok, let’s get started. We left Wednesday morning with Rob’s van loaded full of all of my yarn, fiber, wearable art, booth fixtures, our clothes, and so on and so …

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An abundance of awesomeness

Vogue Knitting Live!

This week is full of awesome things. Let’s play show & tell! Thing the first. Look what I got in the mail this week. Pretty exciting for me to see my tote bag in a national magazine! Thing the second. I’m going to Vogue Knitting Live! I was waitlisted, but they added more vendor spaces, …

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I WON!!!

I won the video contest! I am so excited! Usually I never win anything, so to win a personal assistant for 6 months is incredible! Thank you so much to everyone who voted for me! This is absolutely fantastic! Yay!!!

I am grateful

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US, so I decided to write a list of things I’m grateful for. My sweet and adorable boyfriend, a genuinely nice guy. Thanks, Rob! Everyone who has ever bought anything from me. Thanks for allowing me to do this thing I love. To thank you, I’m giving you 10% …

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