akm logo

Meet your new knitting teacher - your THUMB!

I Have Seen The Flip Books

... and they are divine!

I wanted to wait until I'd actually seen the final proofs of the flipbooks before I sent out this mailing, but I'm here to tell you that Flipknits are EVERYTHING I hoped they would be, and MORE!

You can pre-order your copies for $4.99 each ($4.50 flat shipping fee, no matter how many books you order) at www.flipknit.com.

For those of you who haven't experienced the magic of a flip book, think of them as the original animation!  (Right now they're popular among bored office workers who use Post-it Notes™to create tiny cartoons, film them and post them to youtube.com.)

My idea was to create a series of flip books, each of which would explain a different knitting technique for the more visual among us who have a hard time seeing what is supposed to happen between the static line drawings in books and magazines.  

The best part is that if you want to see one tiny, little, specific step - you just turn to that page and study it as long as you want!

Each book contains two different techniques - flip from front to back for one technique, then turn the book over and flip again for the second.

The first four books in the series are printing and will be ready to ship in mid April - they include:

The Knit Stitch
    • Flip from front to back to see the Combination Knit Stitch
    • Flip from back to front to see the Western Knit Stitch

The Purl Stitch
    • Flip from front to back to see the Combination Purl Stitch
    • Flip from back to front to see the Western Purl Stitch

Directional Decreases
    • Flip from front to back to see the K2tog (Right Slanting Dec)
    • Flip from back to front to see the K2tog-tbl / SSK (Left Slanting Dec)

"Grandma" Increase†
    • Flip from front to back to see the Grandma Increase
    • Flip from back to front to see the Grandma Purl Increase

†The Grandma Increase is my own little technique to create a nice increase in Stockinette Stitch fabric which doesn't show a purl bump - it's easy and very useful!

Techniques to come this summer include Casting On, Binding Off, Kitchner Stitch & other fun techniques!  Crochet stitches to come, too!

A portable knitting "video" that you can take anywhere!  
Card stock covers and heavy weight pages make it durable, full color images make it incredibly lifelike!  Order yours today!

There were a few days when I felt as though we were living in a Laura Ingalls Wilder novel, but we MADE it to Minnesota!

It's been more than a month since my last newsletter, but it hasn't been because there isn't news.  Lack of time is more the issue - but I'll take busy over bored any day.

The Journey

After a relatively mild Winter in NJ, the day we left for parts west we had our first Nor'easter of the season.  Had we the sense god gave us, we'd have stayed in a motel in New Jersey on that blizzardy Valentine's Day, but we had too much faith in the Pennsylvania roads & in our little cars, and found ourselves trapped behind one 18-wheeler after another.  We made it off the highway and into the last room at a friendly Holiday Inn by the skin of our frozen teeth.  They even let us keep our pets in the room.

The balance of the trip was relatively uneventful, actually pretty easy considering we were traveling with two cats, two kids and a standard poodle.  We each drove a car, so there was - sadly - no road knitting.  More's the pity.

The Storm

You'd think that would be enough adventure for one person, but no - I keep on a-travelin' around the country, teaching and learning and loving the knitters that I meet!

And as for that 22" of snow we just got in St. Paul?  Bring it on!

Looking forward to meeting you soon!
Annie Modesitt


4 Flipknits
Sample Flipknit Images
sample images
Spring Classes & Beyond...

Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
25 26 27 28 1
2 3
4 5 6 7 8
Original Sew & Quilt Expo GA
Gwinnett Center, 6400 Sugarloaf 
Duluth, GA 30097

Combo Knit  6 pm
Original Sew & Quilt Expo GA
Gwinnett Center

Cable Knit  6 pm
Original Sew & Quilt Expo GA
Gwinnett Center

12 13 14 15 16
The Yarnery
840 Grand Ave.
St Paul, MN 55105

Booksigning / Meet & Greet

18 19 20 21 22 23

Madison Knitters Guild (WI)
8730 County Rd G
Mt. Horeb, WI 53572-2900

Combo Lect 9am
Combo Lect 1pm
Knitters Treat 
209 N Main
Monticello, WI  53570
(608) 938-4607

Knitting With Color
3/25/2007 1:00 PM

Knitter's Treat 
HEEL! Toe Up  Mutt-Luks!
3/26/2007 9:00 AM

3/26/2007 1:00 PM
Knitter's Treat 
Cocoon Circular Sweater (3)
3/27/2007 9:00 AM

Fabulous Finishing
3/27/2007 1:00 PM
28 29
Original Sew & Quilt Expo OH
I-X Center
6200 Riverside 
Cleveland, OH 44135

Combo Knit
2:30 - 5:00

Original Sew & Quilt Expo OH
I-X Center

6:00 - 9:00
Northcoast Knitting Guild
I-X Center

New Directions in Knitting With Color
3/31/2007 8:30 AM

Knitting With Beads
3/31/2006 1:30 PM

2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
Knitting Guild

Yarn Over Event
Minneapolis, MN

Keynote  9am

22 23 24 25 26 27 28
Yarns By Design
123 W Wisconsin 
Neenah, WI 54956

Knitting w/ Wire 9

Yarns By Design
123 W Wisconsin 
Neenah, WI 54956

Combo Knitting 9
Love your Lace! 1
30 1
2 3 4 5

How does Provence, France sound?  
Would you like to join me in September for a week of knitting, sightseeing and general relaxation?  Click here...

How does Autumn in Banff sound?  
Good Knitting and Sweater weather is guaranteed!  Come on up to the great Northwest for some wonderful scenery and stitching!  

Sponsored by Make One of Calgary, AB Canada - check out their retreat last Fall!  Details to come...

& Your Town?
If you'd like me to teach at a shop near you, tell the shop and let me know, I'm always open to new adventures in Knitting & Crochet instruction!

patterns | blog | classes | portfolio | bio | appearances | books

©2006 Annie Modesitt