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Chicago Area & Rochester, NY Appearances
(and, as always, more classes!)


2006 was far more amazing than I could have dreamed! 

A couple of books, lots of new friends, great new partnerships and a move to Minnesota.  It's a darned good thing we like the cold!

Of course, this year "cold" could mean 50º in a sweater...

I'll be flying to Chicago for a week of classes & visiting with new friends (and a few old ones...) and I am SO looking forward to it!

The last time I taught at Wool & Co my classes were full, the room was full, my stomach was full (lots of little treats!) and my heart was very full.  I am really looking forward to seeing the lovely little shop in Geneva, IL again, teaching a full plate of classes, and enjoying the beautiful little prairie town.

Lesley & Neil make me feel so much at home (that is, if folks at my home spoke with British accents...) and - as much as I love my family - it's fun to get out and meet lots of knitters, too!

But first - some WARMTH!

I will not forswear Minnesota under the incredibly beautiful climate of San Diego...

In a week I'll be flying out to San Diego for TNNA - my feet are already aching - and this time I hope I did the intelligent thing and sent out my teaching  materials ahead of time.  We'll see...

Before I set a foot in the door at the San Diego Convention Center, I'll be teaching a knitting with wire class at The Grove, where I taught last year.  It's a very nice feeling to fly into a city and visit a great book & yarn shop.   I'm also looking forward to the new restaurant I've heard has opened nearby...

The classes at TNNA are exciting because it's a different kind of student - usually a shop owner who is trying to soak up as much technique as they can so they can return to their shops and share it.   This sharing aspect of knitting is one of the best things around - we're so compulsive in our need to show someone else how to accomplish something COOL!  For that reason, TNNA is a demanding student population, but demanding just means I'm on my toes (which is partly why my feet hurt so much at these conferences...)

And at  last -  MORE WIND!

Rochester is just as windy as Chicago, they just don't let on...

My husband lived in Rochester for a long time when he was just out of college.  It was where he had his first 'real' job, and he will always have a deep love of the town.  I enjoyed myself IMMENSELY when I was there last year - I loved the classes, LOVED the students, and had a blast with Lucinda at Wild Wools (wild, indeed!)

I'll be teaching a few classes for Wild Wools, then will end with a presentation for the Rochester Knitting Guild.  I hope if you live in the area I'll see you - if you don't get blown into Lake Erie...

Getting (gulp) SERIOUS!

Is it possible to finance a dream on a 15 year mortgage?

This year TNNA is allowing teachers to have a small display where we can have literature and class information available for shop owners, so I put together a little card & poster.  Being one's own PR person is  - odd!

As of February, when we'll be moving to Minnesota (yes, it's happening!) I'll be the sole income source for a bit (a long bit...?) so I'm trying to be on the ball about taking advantage of opportunities like these.  I am so lucky to have the chance to explore a dream in a relatively safe way.  However, Feb 14th - moving day -  is going to be a heartbreaking day here at Chez Landy.

As always, if there's a class you've been hankering to take, or one that you feel would be of general interest to knitters, let me know and it may be that I've been contemplating just such an adventure.

Once we're settled there are some big plans in the works.  We'd like to create a knit teaching DVD, and I have some oddball book ideas that may have a small audience - but one never knows what may catch fire!  Look for updates on this in my next monthly newsletter!

Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Annie Modesitt

On The Road Again...

On the Wave Again...

Glacier Walking
On the Ice Again ...

& On the Ball, ALWAYS..!

San Diego Chicago Rochester & Beyond...
The Grove
3010 Juniper Street
San Diego, CA 92104

Knitting with Wire
1/11/2007 6:30 PM

TNNA San Diego
Cables & Lace
1/12/2007 8:00 AM

Learn Toe Up Socks
with Mutt-Luks!
1/12/2007 2:00 PM
Wool And Company
23 South 3rd St.
Geneva, IL 60174

Wavy Lace Scarf
1/29/2007 9:00 AM
Knitting with Wire
1/30/2007 1:00 PM

Double Knitting
1/30/2007 9:00 AM

Learn Toe Up Socks
with Mutt-Luks!
1/30/2007 1:00 PM

Arcadia Knitting
1613 W. Lawrence Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640

Men Who Knit
Book Signing & Talk
2/1/2007 7:00 PM

Windy City Knitting Guild
Chicago, IL

Trunk Show / Lecture
2/2/2007 6:30 PM

Combination Knitting
2/3/2007 9:00 AM

Love your Lace!
2/3/2007 1:00 PM

Cocoon Circular Sweater
2/4/2007 9:00 AM

Cable Mania
(Look Mom, No Needle!)
2/4/2007 1:00 PM

Wild Wools
732 South Ave
Rochester, NY 14620

Double Knitting
2/11/2007 11:00 AM

Combination Knitting
2/11/2007 1:00 PM

New Directions in Knitting With Color
2/12/2007 3:00 PM

Rochester Knitting Guild
Rochester, NY

Combination Knitting Lecture
2/12/2007 7:00 PM

Original Sew &
Quilt Expo FL

Tampa Conv Center,
333 S. Franklin St
Tampa, FL 33602

Combination Knitting
2/22/2007 6:00 PM

Cable Mania
(Look Mom, No Needle!)
2/23/2007 6:00 PM

Original Sew &
Quilt Expo GA

Gwinnett Center,
6400 Sugarloaf Pkwy
Duluth, GA 30097

Combination Knitting
3/8/2007 6:00 PM

Cable Mania
(Look Mom, No Needle!)
3/9/2007 6:00 PM

Madison Knitters Guild
8730 County Road G
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572-2900

Combination Knitting Lecture
3/24/2007 9:00 AM

Combination Knitting Lecture
3/24/2007 1:00 PM

Knitter's Treat LLC
209 N Main
Monticello, WI 53570

Classes TBD
3/25 - 3/27/2007

So - am I moving to Minnesota...?

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