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2014 in Review

Designs

2014 saw the release of the Wild West collection!  Like all my other initially-small-but-then-big projects, it grew just a tiny bit more before getting published, especially Lace 2 (shawls) and Textured: 26 patterns total.

Yarn club patterns included the Dragonfly Cowl for Dragonfly Fibers (and the companion self-published Dragonfly Mitts), Nemophila Cowl for Club Awesome (which was a collaboration between Cephalopod, Neighborhood Fibers, and Dragonfly Fibers), and, most recently, the Nephelai Socks for Indigo Dragonfly.

Standalone patterns included Alongshore Shawl, Cherty Shawlette, Lobelia Stole, Anemone Hat, Foraminifera Hat, Tiltawhirl Cowl, and Artemisia Cowl.

I also had the cover pattern for the Knit Picks Sock Yarn Scarves collection, with my Bees and Honeybees Stole.  I love the bright yellow they chose.
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As of today, I’ve had 108 designs published, with 38 of those just in the past year.

Aran Lace Knitting DVD and Knitting Daily TV

My DVD from Interweave Knits, Aran Lace Knitting, came out this summer.  I’m so pleased with it and the filming entire experience.  We filmed in in Loveland, Colorado, right after the Superbowl (and sadly for many people in Colorado, the Bronco’s loss).  I got to drive in snow again (last time before that was in 1999) (hey, I live in Southern California!).

This past fall I got invited to be part of an episode of Knitting Daily.  The new season should start airing in January or February – check your local PBS station for times!  This was also a blast.  Between Knitting Daily and the Aran Lace class, I’ve discovered that I’m very comfortable on camera and, um, actually enjoy it.

Update: I’m on episode 1401 and episode 1403!

Shows

Madrona had me teach a mini class. I always love going to Madrona!

julia pfeifferMy friend Susan and I had an epic road trip to Stitches West and the central coast of California. That’s a pic of Julia Pfeiffer Burns State Park.

I had booths at both winter (San Diego) TNNA and summer (Indianapolis) TNNA.

Dave got roped into helping me with a booth at the Ventura Guild’s show and then at the Torrance show.

Overall it was a very busy and productive year!

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