Sleeping is so damn hard because there is NO position that is comfortable. Nightly back seizures are a new trick my body is playing, and I wish I could just knock myself out at bedtime!*
Shows and Festivals
This evening I attended a small gallery opening where items from a class I took were displayed. It was a class in Rug Hooking, taken at my local Textile Center and taught by Rug Artist Mary Logue. The class was AMAZING fun, and I discovered things about myself, my design process, my color likes and
ModeKnit Yarn is in it’s 5th year, which kind of blows Kathleen and me away. And every day we learn new things. We started this with $2,000 and an agreement on who would do what (which was pretty fluid, but for the most part I do the dyeing, and Kathleen does all of the less-sexy-but-more-important
Our 2018 Spring Travel schedule is set, and boy it’s a DOOZY! We’ve added a few new-to-us shows, we’re headed back to a show we did a few years ago, and we’re definitely back at our usual spring shows! Madison Knitter’s Guild Knit-In– March 17th & 18th Yarn Con- Chicago’s Indie Fiber Fair–
We’ve added two new colors, available for a limited time only.
They’re colors we introduced before the election at VK Live in Minneapolis, intending them to be simply a one-off thing. But, to our surprise, folks have been writing and asking if they could buy extra skeins!
If you’re in Illinois, Iowa, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio or Michigan, this has been your Summer to visit with ModeKnit Yarn! We hope to see many of you at Stitches Midwest and/or the Michigan Fiber Festival! Getting a chance to visit with our customers is – in all honesty – the highlight of our trips!
Our fourth podcast is with one of my favorite designers, teachers and tech editors, Kate Atherley.
Kate is SHEER delight, such a wonderful woman to sit down with and have a nice chat and a comfortable knit.
Yesterday Annie and I both wrote about the fiber show we did on Saturday. It got me thinking about our 2016 show schedule, and what we do to bring our yarn to our customers. One of the things I do here at MKY is plan our travel schedule for the following season. This is the
This past weekend we were vendors at Fall Fiber Festival right here in our own backyard. What an absolutely delightful show! What a long day! The day started at 5:30 am for load-up. For local shows like this, we don’t rent a trailer. (Hopefully we will be buying our own in the next 6 months). I
Annie just released a new shawl pattern designed with our beautiful ModeWerk Fingering yarn! The Brahmin Moth Shawl is inspired by the Owl Moth, a uniquely patterned moth seen in both North and South America. The moth often looks like there are owl eyes on the wings and back, with dark and light lines on
Today (November 1) marks the first day of NaBloPoMo, also known as National Blog Posting Month. I’ll be blogging every day in the month of November as I need to sharpen my rusty writing skills. (Confession-I never know what to write about when I sit down to blog, so I’m hoping to use this month
It’s Wednesday, October 21st, and you know what THAT means…our ModeKnit Yarn Clubs are open! We’re so excited! We’re introducing our new ModeWerk DK Club and welcoming the return of our popular Sock Club. All the Club details can be found here! Club pricing and sign ups are here. Welcome to the Club!
It’s been such a long time since we’ve posted! (Since August! I’m somewhat amazed how fast the time has flown by…). Annie and I have resolved to post more often here and over here at her personal page. I’m even thinking about blogging here every single day in November! I’m challenging myself! We’ve been