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What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

I'm always knitting for work, but when it comes to knitting for me, I tend to get into slumps where I don't pick up my needles for a while. I get overwhelmed by all of the projects and ideas that run through my head. Does this happen to you, too? Eventually something changes, though. I… Continue reading What Inspires: A New York City Knitting Adventure

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Norah’s Knits: Design Classes at Vogue Knitting Live

Will you be attending this weekend's  Vogue Knitting Live? I hope to see you there!  This year I'm concentrating on teaching design. On Saturday, I'll be giving a slide show lecture on pattern stitch development. I'll describe my process of coming up with new pattern stitches and talk about the process involved in designing the final… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: Design Classes at Vogue Knitting Live

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Barrison’s Travels: Ireland

Barrison loves being home for the holidays but before settling down for a cozy New England winter, she squeezed in one more adventure to Ireland. Our sales rep Betsy, who's also a flight attendant, got a her a great deal on airfare and offered to be Barrison's personal tour guide! From the beautiful countryside along… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Ireland

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What Inspires: All the Wonderful People at Knitter’s Review Retreat

My mind is still bursting with excitement from a recent trip Norah and I took to the Knitter's Review Retreat in Canandaigua, New York. The retreat is held once a year and run by a team of amazing women. There was so much to take in from the weekend, I feel I could write a… Continue reading What Inspires: All the Wonderful People at Knitter’s Review Retreat

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Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

After a busy summer, and before an even busier fall, Barrison joined me for a long weekend in Southern California. The weather was perfect and Barrison was beach ready! She knit an adorable pink bikini on the plane using Berroco Weekend. Then she added an orange flower with some scrap Berroco Weekend Chunky that I… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: SoCal Summer Vacation

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Barrison’s Travels: TNNA Columbus

As I mentioned in last week's TNNA in Review, Barrison tagged along on our recent trip to Columbus, OH for The National Needlearts Association's summer trade show. She really enjoyed meeting new people, but if I had to guess, I'd say her favorite part was probably the food! She got her first taste of strawberries, steak and… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: TNNA Columbus

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TNNA in Review – June 2013

The past few weeks have been whirlwind. I know I say this a lot, but it's true! We brought on our new designer, Emily, we announced our new collection for Fall/Winter '13 and last Friday night, we debuted a few of our favorite new designs on the runway at The National Needlearts Association's (TNNA) Fashion… Continue reading TNNA in Review – June 2013

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Barrison’s Travels: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

When I invited Barrison to join me on a trip to Michigan's Upper Peninsula, she asked what she should wear. Hmmm....spring in the U.P.? That could be tricky! I told her it better be warm enough to handle snow, but light enough to be comfortable in the sun. And orange, definitely orange, because something's always in… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

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Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

In March and April I managed to carve out some time to visit a few New England yarn shops. Andra, the area's sales rep, and I traveled with a trunk show of sweaters in a variety of sizes and encouraged knitters to try them all on. It's a fun, party-like atmosphere with sweaters and compliments… Continue reading Norah’s Knits: What I learned in the Yarn Shop

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Barrison’s Travels: Japan

Barrison is a furry little bear who lives at Berroco. Look familiar? She was actually the inspiration for a free pattern featured in our KnitBits newsletter earlier this year! When she isn't modeling, she loves to knit and hang out with the design team. She also loves to travel! So she was pawsitively thrilled when our… Continue reading Barrison’s Travels: Japan