Last year I attended my first craft retreat. Though it was organized by Trips for Knitters, there was so much more than just knitting going on. Billed as a "stitch-makers retreat," it was an ideal introduction to craft retreats for me. In the almost week-long stay, each of our days was split in half, with … Continue reading Craft retreats are treats for the crafty
I started knitting sometime in 2000, as mentioned in yesterday's post. I've been at it pretty steadily since then, though I have had stretches where I've not had any projects underway, such as when I've been wrapped up in job changes, moving, or dealing with the negative things life sometimes throws at you. But somehow, … Continue reading Naknicromo day 4: How long have you been knitting?
In the summer of 1999 I moved from New York City to Stuttgart, Germany. The opportunity arose from a casual conversation with one of my company's executives about the weather. Learning that the conditions in Germany were stellar over the long Easter weekend, compared with the damp chill in New York City, this colleague commented … Continue reading Naknicromo day 3: How did you learn your craft?