Goodbye 2019! Happy New Year!

One of the Norwegian fjords I traveled through.

Here it is–the year 2020!  One of the things the New Year causes me to do is to look back at the year just completed.  It was a doozy!  Besides a few personal goals attained, I traveled to teach in some remarkable places.

In May, I flew to Shanghai, China and taught several of my workshops for the National Silk Museum in Hangzhou.   It was an incredible experience and reinforced my belief that we are all one.  The knitters were so lovely and I had the best time!  I love nothing better than being immersed in a different culture.

Teaching a cast-on to my students in China.

In July, I was privileged to teach on another cruise for, that explored the Norwegian fjords on the west coast.  I do believe Norway is one of the most beautiful places on earth, and the fjords were breathtaking.

I also increased the inventory I am offering on my website, and I closed down my Etsy shop.  My Patreon project is doing well and I am eternally grateful to those of you who are supporting me in this way. My Vermont Retreats have been full and continue to be so much fun.

My awesome students at the September Vermont Retreat!

The New Year also nudges me to look forward. In this coming year, I am planning on traveling less, so I can spend more time designing and writing.  I really am a homebody, and I would love to tackle some projects I keep putting off that I don’t seem to have time for.

At the end of January, I will be teaching on a 22-day cruise, embarking in Buenos Aires, Argentina, visiting Antarctica, and ending the trip in Santiago, Chile.  I am looking forward to meeting up with former and new students on the ship, as well as spending time with my eldest son who is coming along!

At the end of April, I will teach on another cruise, this time traveling from San Diego to Vancouver, BC in Canada.  After the cruise, I will spend some time on Vancouver Island, the birthplace of the Cowichan sweater. I look forward to the other places I will be, teaching for knitting events, knitting shops, and guilds.  Please check out my workshop calendar to learn more, if you’d like to take a class.  I’ll be in Wisconsin, Connecticut, Ohio, Texas, Maine, Massachusetts, and of course, Vermont.  I do have a couple of openings in the summer, so maybe I’ll be in your area!

I wish you the very best in the coming year, full of wool and love and friendship and peace!


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