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Reporting From The Road
Somewhere in the Hudson Valley...

I've taken on a wonderful assignment to compile a book of images of hats, and I'm SO excited!  I love hats - ALL kinds of hats - but this is a book of KNIT (& crocheted & embellished) hats, and I'm putting it together!

The book is 1000 Fabulous Knit Hats, and I'd LOVE for you to be part of it.

If you have a picture of a knit hat that you'd like to submit, all of the details are here.

There are two main categories for submission:  Original Hat Designs and Non-Original (Inspired) Hats.

Original Hats are eligible for prizes, the top 3 designs will receive $500, $300 and $200 respectively for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  Submitters will need to write patterns for the winning hats.

Non-Original Hats can be ANY hat that is hand knit or hand with with crochet or embellishments.  If you've made it, designed it, or supplied yarn for it, we'd love to see an image of it!  

For Designers and Yarn Companies / Yarn Shops, this can be a wonderful way to grab some free and lovely PR.  If we receive a sizeable number of submissions in any one yarn or by any one designer or sponsored by any one yarn shop, there will be a category just for that entity, with full contact information in the book.

The submission process is VERY easy, click here to read about it, and hats images are already pouring in.  The deadline is very soon - too soon - but you can do it!

Get your hat images in by July 1, click here to read how to submit & upload your images!

Being Away Is Hard
It's dificult to be away from Gerry and the kids, but somehow a longer trip - 3 weeks in this case - feels easier than a week away.  Maybe it's because I'm able to get my mind in "travel mode?" - or maybe it's the amazing folks I meet on the road.

In Ohio my classes at Great Lakes Fiber Show were mostly full and lots of fun.  I have the best time at that show, it's a blast, and was a wonderful first stop on my sojurn.

I was surprised at how many folks came out for the classes - they were FULL and so much FUN!  

Then I headed onto my old stomping ground of Maplewood / South Orange, NJ and got to see SO many friends.  It seemed like I'd have so much time, but it just slipped away and suddenly it was time to leave for Saratoga!

Today - Tuesday June 2nd - I'll be at Saratoga Needle Arts in Saratoga, NY from 4pm to 6pm signing books.  Bring me any book and I'll sign it!

For the rest of my trip, these are the stops:

NEW HAMPSHIRE June 5, 6 & 8
Squam Art Workshops

CANADA June 10 & 11
The Naked Sheep
2144A Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4E 1E3
(416) 691-6320

I've set up a lovely Google agenda of all my teaching dates which you can access by clicking here. You can change the view to Agenda for a list of my classes, I think it's a bit easier to read than the calendar grid.

Across The Pond
In August I fly to the UK for 5 teaching engagements all over Scotland, Wales and England.  I'm incredibly excited about this - I'll be taking Gerry with me for the first week, then he returns home to be Mr. Mom while I continue for another week of teaching.  

Check the grid below for detailed info on any of my teaching engagements, and - as always, feel free to email me for more information on any of my classes or engagements.

Annie Modesitt

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Where will Annie Be?
Here are MAPS!

MN to NH with points between

Scotland & England in Aug / Sept

1000 Fabulous Knit Hats
Submit Your Hat TODAY!

Cash Prizes for top 3 Original Designs,
Glory & PR for Non-Original Hats

Read all about submitting here
DEADLINE - JULY 1, 2009!



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Annie Modesitt Engagements
When? Where? Classes Offered?
June 5, 6, 8 '09 Squam Art Workshops
Squam Art Workshops
Combination Knitting
June 5 9:00 AM

Love your Lace!
June 5 1:00 PM

Combination Knitting
June 6 9:00 AM

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
June 6 1:00 PM

New Directions in Knitting With Color
June 7 9:00 AM

June 7 1:00 PM
June 10-11 The Naked Sheep
2144A Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M4E 1E3
(416) 691-6320

Class Choices subject to change
Check with shop for final course selection
Wavy Lace Scarf
6/10/2009 2:00 PM

Combination Knitting
6/10/2009 6:00 PM

New Directions in Knitting With Color
6/11/2009 2:00 PM

Cable Mania & Embellishments
6/11/2009 6:00 PM
Aug 29-30 Di Gilpin
Burghers Close, 141 South Street
St.Andrews, Fife KY16 9UN
01334 476193

Combination Knitting
8/29/2009 10:00 AM

New Directions in Knitting With Color
8/29/2009 2:00 PM

8/30/2009 10:00 AM
Sept 2-3 Edinburgh Classes
The BW Bruntsfield Hotel
69-74 Bruntsfield Place,
Edinburgh, Scotland, EH10 4HH
Fabulous Finishing
9/2/2009 10:00 AM

Cable Mania
9/2/2009 2:00 PM

Wavy Lace Scarf
9/3/2009 10:00 AM

Combination Knitting
9/3/2009 2:00 PM
Sept 5-6 Fyberspates
The Chapel, Chapel Lane
Whixall, Whitchurch, Shropshire SY13 2QG

Wavy Lace Scarf
9/5/2009 10:00 AM

New Directions in Knitting With Color
9/5/2009 2:00 PM

Combination Knitting
9/6/2009 10:00 AM

Double Knitting
9/6/2009 2:00 PM
Sept 8 Get Knitted
39 Brislington Hill
Brislington, Bristol BS4 5BE
0117 300 5211

Fabulous Finishing
9/8/2009 10:00 AM

Ribbed Corset Top (short class)
9/8/2009 2:00 PM
Sept 11-12 I Knit London
106 Lower Marsh
Waterloo, London SE1 7AB

Combination Knitting
9/11/2009 1:00 PM

Wavy Lace Scarf
9/11/2009 4:30 PM

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
9/12/2009 1:00 PM

Annie Modesitt Potpourri
9/12/2009 4:30 PM

October 15-17 Rhinebeck Sheep & Wool
6550 Spring Brook Ave
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

Universal Mitered Bag / Modular Knitting
10/15/2009 9:00 AM

10/16/2009 9:00 AM

Increases & Decreases
10/16/2009 1:00 PM

Combination Knitting
10/17/2009 9:00 AM

Wavy Lace Scarf
10/17/2009 1:00 PM

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