Tag: travel

A Desultory End-Of-Trip Post

Filed in Out of Our Head, Uncategorized by on March 28, 2016 0 Comments
A Desultory End-Of-Trip Post

Here’s what’s on my mind today about knitting. Enjoy the ride.

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Hello from TNNA

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on January 11, 2016 1 Comment
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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Tool Love for Travel

Filed in Industry Insight, Out of Our Head by on December 21, 2015 0 Comments
Tool Love for Travel

Let’s face it. For some knitters, the tools are as wonderful as the yarns and patterns. How do you feel about your tools? Do you need to have the same ones with you all the time or do you collect them and change them occasionally? For years I have used the same basic collection for […]

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Traveling Times and Inspiration Found

Filed in Industry Insight, Just Stitches, Point of View by on November 2, 2015 0 Comments
Traveling Times and Inspiration Found

Last week I was in Omaha, Nebraska visiting a friend. She is one of the many I’ve helped learn to knit over the years, and she is a total inspiration to me because she took the basic skills I taught her and really ran with them.

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Traveling Like an Expert

Filed in Skill Building by on September 24, 2015 0 Comments
Traveling Like an Expert

When Arlis and I first got married, he traveled often and I did not. Then about 10 years ago, the tables turned and I have since been the frequent flyer. Photo via Craft Cruises; Gwen on her current travels around the world on a knitting cruise! What I have learned over the years is many […]

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Busyness of the Knitting Business

Filed in Out of Our Head by on June 4, 2015 0 Comments
Busyness of the Knitting Business

Say the word knitting and most people think of rocking chairs, slow movements and relaxation. And I would have to agree that when knitting is done “right” – at least one if not all three of these things rings true. But not so much when knitting is your business. This past week for Kellie and […]

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Off to TNNA in Ohio

Filed in Industry Insight by on May 25, 2015 0 Comments
Off to TNNA in Ohio

Wedding…Check! The  wedding was on Saturday and went great! It’s been wonderful to be surrounded by people I like and make some lovely memories. My new daughter-in-law is a knitter and she and my son are staying with us this summer while they work local internships. I hope I’ll be able to interest her in some […]

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The Pictures I Forgot

Filed in Out of Our Head by on April 27, 2015 0 Comments
The Pictures I Forgot

I got all sorts of photos from Stitches South: Lots of views of the amazing, stadium-sized atrium at the Opryland Resort. Pictures of my desk at the information booth. Pictures of yummy desserts.   You can see them all here. However, there were a couple of moments that I don’t have pictures of myself, and I […]

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Exploring Yarn Shops

Filed in Point of View by on April 16, 2015 6 Comments
Exploring Yarn Shops

As part of my job, I get to visit lots of different yarn shops. (I know, awesome right?!?!) But even after years and years of visiting shops all around the country I still continue to be amazed by how different they all are. Within a single week I will have visited shops in Arizona, Louisiana […]

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More is Better, Right?

Filed in Industry Insight, Point of View by on January 19, 2015 1 Comment
More is Better, Right?

Life and knitting are full of trade-offs. Would you agree?

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