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Temperatures are in the double digits (positive!) but I'm still knitting with WOOL.

Sideways Spencer Redux
(and a gift!)
In celebration of some new designs I'm working up, I've re-released a pattern from Interweave Knits (Fall 2004) in a reworked version.  It's now in EIGHT sizes (originally it was just in 3) and in it's new incarnation I feel it's a simpler and easier to modify pattern.  My goal is to create patterns that a knitter can make THEIR OWN, to fit their own body, and this one seems relatively easy to alter.  For the past month it's been beta knit by a small group, and now I'm ready to offer the new and improved Sideways Spencer (Redux) for sale!

For the month of February - because it's cold and I'm giddy - I'm offering a 15% discount on all my patterns for my newsletter readers.  Just type in the code "feblove" and you should get the discount on all patterns that you purchase (not books, just patterns - )  This is my first coded discount - let's hope it works!



February & Into March
I'll be traveling to NJ / NY / CT / MA in late Feb & March, it will be SO wonderful to be back "home" for a bit!  I feel as though I'm teaching so many classes, but when I look at the list, it appears to be such a small number of venues... Below is a breakdown of my classes.

As I said last month, my goal is to spend as much time as possible home with Gerry.  But a girl's gotta eat - and I thrive when I teach - so it's in everyone's best interest if I get out of the house every month or so for some classes.  If you  know of a shop near you that might want to host me, please have them check my information page and contact me!


Pittsburgh & MOA Knit Out
If February isn't official knitting month, it should be.  The days are short, the nights are long and we can all use some fiber cheer to pep us up.  Luckily, I was able to attend both the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show, and the Great American Knit Out in Bloomington, MN.  Both were amazing - although at different ends of the spectrum as far as size of venue and number of attendees!  

I was so impressed with the quality of yarn available at the Pittsburgh Knit & Crochet Show - many small vendors and shops, and SO many astoundingly beautiful colorways!  I taught several classes and also taught a lace class at Knit One in Pittsburgh, and - as usual when I'm in Pennsylvania - I found my students engaged and questioning and VERY enthusiastic.  This is what makes teaching fun!

The Mall of America is huge - and in the course of this past weekend I think I walked every mile of it.  I gave a few demos, participated in an Author's Panel (note to self, steroid jokes before competing in the Fastest Knitter Contest may not be the best idea...) and I knit 170 sts in 3 minutes.  As one of the International Contestants told me, "You're Queen of the Amateurs!"  Yes, that's me!  I'm nowhere near the speed of the pros, but I'm happy with my own designer driven rapid fire stitching!


C'mon on out and see me knit!
Annie Modesitt



Sideways Spencer Redux




The Mall




The Joy

LATE FEB NY / CT / NJ / MA CLASSES
Knitty City
208 W 79th St
NYC 10024
212 - purltwo
Combination Knitting Feb 26 2:00 pm
Love Your Lace 6:00 pm
Knit Knack
1914 Springfield 
Maplewood, NJ 
973-763-6066
Combination Knitting
Feb 27 9:00 am
Angelfire Studios
403 King Georges Rd
Basking Ridge, NJ 
New Directions in Knitting with Color
Feb 27 6:00 pm
Knit Knack
1914 Springfield 
Maplewood, NJ 
973-763-6066

Lace!
Feb 28 9:00 am
Finishing
Feb 28 1:00 pm
Knit-a-Bit
66 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ 
Combination Knitting
Feb 28 6:00 pm
Knitters Knitche
745 Rte 25A
Miller Place, NY 
New Directions in Knitting With Color
Feb 29 10:00 am
Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
Feb 29 6:00 pm
Mystic River Yarns
14 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 
Combination Knitting
Mar 1 10:00 am
Knitting with Wire
Mar 1 2:00 pm
Saratoga Needle Arts
Annie Potpourri (2 Classes)
Mar 2 10pm & 2pm
Nashoba Valley
Knitters Guild

Harvard, MA 
Combination Knitting Lecture Mar 5 6:00 pm
Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
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Knitty City
208 W 79th St
NYC 10024
212 - purltwo

Combination Knitting
2:00 PM

Love  Your Lace
6:00 PM




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Knit Knack
1914 Springfield 
Maplew'd, NJ 
973-763-6066
Combination Knitting
 9:00 AM


Angelfire Studios

403 King Georges 
Bask Rdg, NJ 

Knitting With Color
 6:00 PM
28
Knit Knack
Lace!
9:00 am

Finishing
1:00 pm


Knit-a-Bit

66 Elm Street
Westfield, NJ

Combination Knitting
6:00 PM

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Knitters Knitche
745 Rte 25A
Miller Place, NY 
New Directions in Knitting With Color
10:00 AM

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
6:00 PM

1 MAR
Mystic River Yarns
14 Holmes St
Mystic, CT 
Combination Knitting
10:00 am

Knitting with Wire
2:00 pm
2
Saratoga Needle Arts
Retreat
Annie Potpourri
10:00 AM
bundled with retreat

Annie Potpourri
2:00 PM
3 4 5
Nashoba Valley Knitters Guild
Harvard, MA

Combination Knitting Lecture
6:00 pm
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9 10 11 12 13 14
Ewe Knit Kits & Yarns
Knitapalooza 
North Lynnhaven Road
Ste 122
Virginia Bch, VA 
757 498-4590 
800 948-1565

Classes TBD
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30 31 1 APR 2 3 4 5
6 7 8 9 10 11
The Whole Nine Yarns
105 E. Main
Woodstock, GA
678-494-5242

Classes TBD

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Main Street Yarns & Fibers
(706)769-5531

Classes TBD


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Knitch
1052 St. Charles
Atlanta, GA 
404 745 9276
404 249 6192

Classes TBD

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Mile High Lace

Love your Lace!

Combination Knitting

Backyard Leaves

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Abundant Yarns
8524 SE 17th
Portland, OR 
503-258-9276

Cable Mania (Look Mom, No Needle!)
Morning Class

Love your Lace!
Afternoon Class

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Knit Purl
1101 SW Alder
Portland, OR 
503-227-2999

Double Knitting
Afternoon Class

Combination
Evening Class
26
Abundant Yarns
Cocoon Circular Sweater
6 hour class
Morning Class
27
Knit Purl
New Directions in Knitting with Color
Morning Class

Cable Mania
Afternoon Class
28 29 30 MAY 2 3
4 5 6 7 8 9 10
11
Shepherd’s Harvest Festival

Combination Knitting
5/11/2008 9:00 AM

Love your Lace!
5/11/2008 1:00 PM

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