I had a "pinch me" moment late this fall when I was contacted by Elizabeth MacCrellish, the creator, visionary and director of SAW. Last Fall Elizabeth had her first annual retreat on Squam Lake in New Hampshire. Ther retreat is a place for us all to let go of our everyday chores, busyness, and noise to step into a world of creativity, inspiration and artful community. Elizabeth decided to hold a "fiber focused" SAW weekend in June of '09 and asked me to teach, needless to say, I said "YES!" and then I found out who else is teaching. I am humbled, excited and secretly wishing not all my classes fill so I can take a few myself ( I didn't just say that!). One of the best parts is that my dear friend Maya, of Maya*Made, who I see everyday but rarely get time alone with will be teaching there as well. We are driving together, it's going to be one fun road trip...
Last winter at TNNA I met the fabulous Kara Gott of SheKnitsInTheLoop and she invited me to submit some designs for her first book. Well, a year later the book is OUT with my two designs, Walking Spiral Hat and Socks and Cozy Cabled Leg Warmers. I love it, it's a fabulous collection of knitwear patterns for our head and feet. There are a few patterns in it that are on my "must knit for Bella" list, particularly the NewsBoy cap. To celebrate it's release there is a blog tour involving many of the designers in the book, and since I did't have an "official" blog at the time Kara interviewed me on hers. Please check it out!