The Value of the Virtual Knitting Class

One question I get asked a lot is whether or not I’ll keep teaching online now that folks are gathering together again. One might assume that teaching knitting in person is better than online but, I disagree. I LOVE teaching knitting. I especially love teaching knitting online. Here’s why: it benefits both the student and […]

Building community in unexpected ways.

Every night my family sits down for dinner and we ask “How was your day?”. Before the quarantine, shelter in home times, the question was sufficient to elicit a decent enough response from my boys and husband; we all got a good sense of everyones’ day. Now, the question can seem hollow and insincere since […]

Journey to the Knitted Hat

Knitting and I met in my child’s parent and tot class three years ago. The parents made the needles and we wound a small ball of cotton yarn. The needles were huge but smooth from sanding; it was a clunky and awkward start. The “washcloth” has since been unwound and used as play yarn and […]

Stories of clothes

LOVED is the theme this week for Slow Fashion October: as in your proudest accomplishment / most loved item / most frequently worn item / thing you saved up for / investment pieces / thing you worked a long time on / oldest thing that’s still in rotation. – Karen Templer, Fringe Association Many of my clothes hold stories, […]

Finding my way

I was introduced to Karen Templer’s blog Fringe Association and Felicia Semple’s The Craft Sessions this past summer.  I was instantly inspired.  It led me to think about how I approach creativity and what it means to me (and how I haven’t been making much time for it these days). The Stash Less posts not […]