May 3, 2001

I love May, the month I was born many moons ago.

Every year at this time, I shed my winter skin and am reborn into the warmth and sunshine of summer.

Tales of Tucson

Last weekend I kick-started the thaw with a quick journey to Arizona, where I grew up. Join me this week as I explore the town through my adult eyes and discover a thriving knitting community where once there was none.

Next week I report from the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, where I'll scout out small-scale yarn manufacturers, befriend various four-legged fur-bearing creatures, and stock up on fleece to inaugurate my new Schacht wheel.

If there's anything specific you'd like to learn about the show, email me about it before the end of Friday.

Events Aplenty

I've just finished adding a slew of summer happenings to our events calendar. Be sure to check it out if you plan on doing any fiber-related travels this summer!

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Happy knitting!


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New This Week...

Knitterly Travels:
Tales of Tucson

The mountains north of Tucson
If your stagecoach gets stranded in Tucson, don't fret. Once a bleak destination for knitters, Tucson now has two exciting yarn outposts. And interestingly enough, both are owned by the same woman!

Read the full story

Magazine Preview:
Interweave Knits Summer 2001

The latest issue of Interweave Knits just hit the newsstands. It's dubbed the First Annual Special Collector's Issue. Will you want to collect it? Take a look!

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