Point of View

What we think about a variety of topics

Evolution of a Blog

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View, Uncategorized by on April 12, 2016 2 Comments
Evolution of a Blog

Gwen and I have been thinking a lot lately about both our past and our future. Here is a thumbnail sketch of the past:

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To Shawl or Not to Shawl?

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To Shawl or Not to Shawl?

Shawls are one of the most popular category of projects to knit based on the conversations I hear at conventions, what I see on the show floor and the numbers in Ravelry. However, I am not really a shawl person. I am not good at wearing them (I feel like they wear me) and although […]

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Combining Methods

Filed in Point of View, Skill Building by on March 7, 2016 0 Comments
Combining Methods

Greetings from Arizona! I’m here with a quick report from the midst of my current WIP, which is also one of my languishing UFOs. It’s the Strandwanderer Scarf by Lea Viktoria. I’m making it in  Holiday Yarns hand dyed Flock Sock yarn in a color called Fathom. The design puts the colors to work in […]

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Take the Leap Anyway!

Take the Leap Anyway!

I must admit, I completely forgot about my post over the weekend. Even yesterday, it slipped my mind beyond a quick wisp while Gwen and I were having our weekly Skype meeting. It’s a shame, because I had a great idea weeks ago for the name. Oh well. Take the leap today, in case the fun […]

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Review of Unexpected Cables

Filed in Point of View by on February 11, 2016 0 Comments
Review of Unexpected Cables

When given the choice between texture or color, I will invariably choose texture – and cables were one of my first loves. I have always found the simple process of trading stitches, resulting in such intricate and complex fabric, fascinating. I first met Heather Zoppetti when I was filming a segment for Knitting Daily TV. […]

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Hand Trouble

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on January 25, 2016 1 Comment
Hand Trouble

I wish I could tell you that I’ve had a productive weekend of knitting here in Maryland, where the blizzard called Jonas recently raged up the coast, effectively shutting us in. We can only trudge through 2.5 feet of snow to get off our street. Similarly, I’ve knitted only a few rounds on my current […]

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Hello from TNNA

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on January 11, 2016 0 Comments
Hello from TNNA

I am writing you today from the floor of the market at TNNA, the meeting of The National NeedleArts Association. I’m in beautiful downtown San Diego, but have been inside the convention center or on the sidewalk between there and the hotel. We can see the ocean from our hotel room, but mostly we’ve been […]

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Hitting Our Goals

Filed in Point of View by on December 31, 2015 0 Comments
Hitting Our Goals

2015 was a big year for Two Sides – Two Points. It was our second year as an official partnership and lots happened this year we were particularly proud of accomplishing. Since the end of the year is a great time for review, I thought I would share some of the goals that we were […]

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Dissecting the Process

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View, Skill Building by on December 28, 2015 0 Comments
Dissecting the Process

It’s time to start looking over my class catalog and refresh handouts, rethink the way classes are packaged, and make changes if necessary. I plan to propose more to teach this coming year and I want to make sure I have the best product possible.  One of my favorite parts of designing a class is […]

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Wisdom for When Time is Short

Filed in Out of Our Head, Point of View by on December 14, 2015 0 Comments
Wisdom for When Time is Short

I happen to celebrate Christmas, and there often comes a moment during this particular week of the year when I have to prioritize and let go of things that have gotten out of proportion or their proper order. Gift-giving and celebrating are wonderful traditions that can bring a lot of joy. Sadly however, these supposed […]

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