Latvian textile marvels, 1

Inhabiting the world of textiles is like living in a castle where I’m constantly finding hidden doors that lead to whole wings full of treasures that I hadn’t imagined existed. I’ve come across two instances of that this week. Both have Latvian roots. I’ll comment about one today and the other tomorrow. Donna Druchunas, author … Read more

Compromises: line-by-line patterns

I’m sure that the tech support person for the uninterruptible power supply (UPS) company has to follow a script when he attempts to determine what is wrong with the unit a customer is calling about. We have been working back and forth by e-mail. Yesterday, his message to me was, in sum, “I understand your … Read more

Review of Yarn Expo written!

It’s done! Text: 3000 words. Photos: between 27 and 29, depending (total size for all, web-optimized: 900K). Captions: 900 words. This may need to be cut to fit the intended space—I don’t have an assigned word count—but it’s whole, complete, and says what I want it to about the experience. If it’s published at the … Read more

Small publishing: interruptible power supply

The thing about being a very small business is that there’s frequently no one else available to wear any of the hats. Since I flew back from Anchorage a week ago, I have been—among other things—serving as my own tech support. The primary computer began to shut down randomly and unexpectedly. It would turn itself … Read more

Anchorage: Last day after Yarn Expo III

Our flight back from Anchorage was scheduled to leave last night at 11:10 p.m. and to arrive home at 6:20 a.m., so we had most of the day to catch up on a few local sites. There was no way I could see everything I wanted to. The Anchorage Museum was at the top of … Read more

Photos of Anchorage discoveries

Before the market of Yarn Expo III opens in less than an hour and I get way behind again, I’m going to post a few photos of Oomingmak Musk Ox Producers’ Co-operative‘s home in Anchorage, at the corner of 6th and H. It’s a quick, short walk from our hotel—many places are. I started to … Read more