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Warm Hands Review

[Translate] Last summer I was delighted to get an e-mail from Kate Davies asking about a collaboration on a project she was working on with Janette Sloan. It turns out they had contacted 13 designers about doing 15 designs (they were each contributing one) for a new book to be published late 2019 – early 2020. Yes, I was a bit giddy, I have to admit. To be recognized by someone of Kate and Jeannette’s stature was a very thrilling moment for me. Needless to say I said YES!!! And to boot, I got to work with a new […]


New Year, New Decade … New You?

[Translate] Welcome to the Roarin’ 20’s! Oops, that was 100 years ago. So what are the 20’s of this era going to be called I wonder? When we look back, what will we say about them? Well, I’m not certain what everyone else is going to say about them, but I know I’m going to say it was the decade I expanded my view and increased my knitting IQ! How would you like to do that with me? How? Sweaters and More! What’s that? Here’s a brief little video explaining that and how I think we can all take […]


The shirts are here!

[Translate] It’s almost time for a new decade and we’re preparing here at ITBTK headquarters with the launch of our t-shirts!! That’s right, we now have custom printed t-shirts displaying our new log on the front … … and our mission statement on the back! The shirts are unisex and available in Hugzzz Blue and Heather Grey from XS-XXL. For the full description of them and to order yours, click here … ITBTK Shirts! They’re on sale until January 7th. We will also be introducing some new colours in the new year, so make sure you stay tuned and […]


A new decade …

[Translate] It’s amazing how time passes, isn’t it? In just over a month and a half we will be ushering in a new decade!! Wow!! While there’s still lots to do in this one, it’s also necessary to start planning the beginning of the next one as well! At camp Hugzzz, things are buzzing! Not only do I have a major project launching on January 1st (you’ll see more about that in the next blog post), I’m already booking teaching gigs for next year. They’ll line up nicely with the content I need to get for the YouTube show […]


Episode 7!

[Translate] Yes, episode 7 of the show is now up! You can follow the link or watch it below! Episode 7 If you enjoy the episode, I’d love it if you subscribed to the channel and/or shared it with your friends on whatever social media platform you’re using! In this episode we look at what to do when you have a skein of yarn that you want to knit with and no ball winder. In actuality you can knit it straight off the skein, but that may lead to a tangle if you’re not very careful. Here’s how to […]