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Shetland in July

Fri 06 Jul 2018 11:07am

July means Shetland for me this year! Beautiful Shetland! Above you see St. Ninian’s Isle, connected to Mainland Shetland by the UK’s largest tombolo. St. Ninian’s is one of my favorite places to take a walk. We are blessed with stunning weather so far. Shetland is a WiFi challenged location, but I’ll try and defy the odds!
Tomorrow I visit Fair Isle with a few friends who are helping me with a secret project. Subscribers of my newsletter will get the first details, so sign up if you’re inclined!

Knit Stars Special Offer!
Production has started for Knit Stars 3.0 and I can’t WAIT to share my lesson with you! I’m developing some of the content while I’m over here in Shetland. November is still a ways off, though, so if you can’t wait and want a some fresh inspiration and fantastic instruction RIGHT NOW, you can get a special deal on Knit Stars 1.0 and 2.0 for the next week! Click  HERE  for more info and to see who’s teaching what. Offer ends July 12th.

Summer also means small project knitting. I’ll be making a hat while I’m here because I forgot to bring one and I already needed one last evening! What’s your favorite summer knitting project?

Weston Beanie

Maritime Mitts

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Springtime in Maine

Tue 01 May 2018 05:05pm

The days are getting warmer…at least some of the time! That means outdoor adventures that can finally include knitting without fear of frozen fingers. Last weekend I visited Arrowsic Island, home of Squirrel Point Light, an easy day trip from Portland. After a ramble down a long dirt road it’s an easy hike out to the light on the Kennebec River. Walk a little further for fantastic views from Bald Head. We watched hunting ospreys and bald eagles nesting.

If you haven’t already, sign up for my Newsletter! I’ll have special offers and that’s the only way to get them!

Although the earlybird rates are over, you can still sign up for Knit Stars. The team will be visiting me here in Maine, I’m hoping to take you to some of my favorite places to knit! Places that inspire me and where I get my best ideas.Use this link:

Where is your favorite springtime place to knit?

My Maritime Mitts are perfect for this weather! Find them on Ravelry – Just click the pic!



Be a Knit Star Earlybird

Wed 18 Apr 2018 07:04pm

Hey All! A reminder that Knit Stars Earlybird enrollment ends Friday night April 20, 2018, and I don’t want you to miss out!

Sign up here:

How do the classes work?
Knit Stars occurs during three-weeks in November. Every other day, a new class will appear on the Knit Stars site, where you are enrolled. You’ll be able to watch classes on your computer, your phone, your iPad—at any time of the day. You’ll have access to the classes and resources (including patterns and class handouts) forever. So you can watch them any time you want!

The Knit Stars film crew will spend this summer traveling around the world visiting a dozen instructors in their home studios. That means Norway, Finland, Denmark, Nashville, Seattle, Victoria BC to name a few. They will be coming to my home in Maine, you won’t believe where I live! My funny tiny home!

What are you teaching?
I’ll be teaching the principles of Fair Isle knitting and how they make colorwork easy and efficient. I’ve got a new cowl design for Knit Stars students to have before anyone else. It’s not strictly Fair Isle knitting, and I’ll explain exactly why. We’ll study other northern stranded knitting traditions and see their similarities and differences. And of course we’ll discuss color. I’ll share tips for choosing colors and blending the shades you have on hand, and what to look for at your LYS…and so much more!

Who else is teaching?
Oh my goodness, such talent! Ann & Kay of Mason Dixon Knitting, Ann Budd, Andrea Rangel, Arne & Carlos, Carson Demers, Cecelia Campochiaro, Christel Seyfarth, Lorilee Beltman and Veera Välimäki.

When is the online summit ?
Knit Stars 3.0 happens November 26 – December 14, 2018.

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I’m a Knit Star!

Thu 12 Apr 2018 01:04pm

I’m thrilled to announce that I’m a teacher in Knit Stars 3.0!!!

I’ll be teaching alongside eleven other designers and instructors this winter (or Summer in the southern Hemisphere) in the online teaching conference, KnitStars 3.0. Anyone around the world can join in on these online workshops. It’s the world’s biggest online yarn fiesta!

When you enroll you’ll have access not just to my workshops but you’ll learn from all twelve of us–

Andrea Rangel, Ann Budd, Ann Shayne and Kay Gardiner of Mason Dixon Knitting, Arne & Carlos, Carson Demers, Cecelia Campochiaro, Christel Seyfarth, Lorilee Beltman, Lorilee Beltman, and Veera Välimäki.

How about that? Super duper fun for all!


There’s an Early Bird offer right now, but that only lasts nine days. Find all the details here:

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