301–A Confederacy of Awesome
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- Saturday May 4th, Kathy interviews Heather on the Ready, Set, Knit Podcast! It will air Saturday May 4th at 9am on local radio station WHMP and is then also available through their website or iTunes.
- Sunday May 5th, 1pm Meet up at Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival at the Sheepdog Trials–look for the Mom with her Mom with two boys–probably with spindles–and a very bemused husband.
- Friday May 10th, 7pm I’m speaking at Common Cod and teaching my sock heel workshop the next day. One of the heels is the same I used on my Holly Golightly pedicure socks and Count Fosco’s Pret-pret-pretties in W(e)WMDfK?
- I was interviewed on Episode 183 of the High Fiber Diet podcast.
- Subscribe to my calendar and learn more about my classes and speaking engagements here.
A shocking number of you committed time, effort, and gorgeous (sometimes handspun) yarn to make this unbelievable quilt for me. I can’t actually get a camera far enough away from it to take a picture, so Penny and I pieced this montage together for all to see. I don’t have names attached to some of the blocks, so please claim your blocks. I want to thank you!
And super huge thanks to Tara Wurster who spearheaded and arranged this whole thing. It is a thing of beauty and I am so thankful I have all of YOU in my life.
(You can see more photos of the blanket on the facebook album page.)
- Next week I will post my interview Franklin Habit. He has a new Craftsy course, on Heirloom Lace Edgings! (Yes I said the same about the interview last week, but this week’s chapter is a long one. Sorry!)
- kClub is a new unique club that brings together designers, fiber artists, and you taking advantage of advances in technology to provide an interactive experience before only possible in person. It includes unique designs created exclusively for the club, KALs, Special Events, and deep-dive knitCompanion sessions. Membership is $59 and it runs April-March. It is open to anyone, knitCompanion is not required in order to enjoy many of the features and special events. If you do have kC, there is extended seminar training on using knitCompanion for the Spotlights as well as specialized kC University classes.
- Laura Ricketts, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? designer, released an adult-sized (xs-3x!) version of her Comfort of a Friend Shawl as a thank-you gift for those who pre-ordered. It’s now available to purchase (it’s related to but not IN the book). While the knit-a-long started April 16th, please feel free to join in! Promise… I’m still on my beginning ribbing…
- The second volume of the What Would Madame Defarge Knit?® series, What (else) Would Madame Defarge Knit?, is now available! The print edition should be back from the printer soon. Please order your copy today! You can also join the mailing list to receive news about upcoming books in this series. Preview the patterns on the website or at Ravelry.
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- The Shakespeare Alphabet Book. By Our Ehren Ziegler and What (Else) Would Madame Defarge Knit? Illustrator Shannon Sneedse Kickstarter campaign through May 29th. Please back this project!
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