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We heard the clicking….not of the needles but that of the crutch helping Karen come up the stairs – five of them….and then a step-down into the studio. She was greeted with a round of cheers, hugs, and kisses!

She had been absent for several weeks….she was doing the most ordinary of things…her office couch had just been cleaned…the cushions were on the floor…she turned around and the next thing she knew she was twisting her leg as she tried to prevent her fall. Yep, she tripped over the cushion. The words of wisdom here are – Be Careful! Most accidents happen in the home or home offices.

Back to Karen….she broke her tibula and was house-bound as her leg mended. She did some knitting….and the knitting group came to her a couple of weeks ago. Like many of us who have unexpected immobility problems, Karen was challenged to manage her work, her household, and her knitting. But she’s back and in full form. She was wearing one of her many knits…now she is working on a MaggiKnits stole. There will be more to say about about that as her stole “builds’….she has six or seven squares done now.

Coming next: More Friday knitting workshop tales!

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Our feet are finally back on the ground after Stitches West and MaggiKnits. It was a wonderful trade show….lots of knitting enthusiam….and great to see so many old acquaintances and friends. Maggie and Julie. who came from the UK to help Maggi, were their creative best helping customers making decisions about garment and color choices.

Maggi Knits Team and customers

Maggi Knits Team and customers

My staff and I helped our customers walk away happy. Many thanks to Sundee, Jan, Merle, and Debbie for all their help!  It was a great weekend. And since then many of us have been knitting Maggi designs. A MaggiKnits knitalong starts on May 2. Check our website www.skeinlane.com for the details.

Other exciting MaggiKnit news is that I spent time talking with Pat (and Sharon) from Neighbor Knit Shop in Hendersonville, TN while they were on their way to Stitches South in Atlanta. They were meeting up with Maggi for another weekend of retailing fun. We were both quite excited about the endless possibilities of knitting with Maggi’s yarns. In fact, Pat mentioned that one of her customers is using MaggiKnit’s linen to knit The Classic Shirt from Mother-Daughter Knits by Sally Melville & Caddy Melville Ledbetter.

Stay tuned for our soon-to-come MaggiKnits garments and tips page to be featured at www.skeinlane.com

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MaggiKnits yarn  is here, the kits are prepared, the packing is almost done and Stitches West opens tomorrow. It’s show time folks! See you at the market, booth #728,  at the Santa Clara Convention Center.

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Today has been a very active day sorting through all the various cyperspace connections – blogs, Skein Lane Studio, Raverly, and Facebook. Was able to post something to each site….and in turn heard back from many “Skein Laners” – what a wonderful community. And the knitting excitement re:Stitches continues to grow. I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of Maggi’s yarns for the event….I will try to keep my knitting needles out of the yarn until Stitches is over.

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The enthusiam is high here for me and for Maggi – getting ready for the upcoming Stitches West Event. I always have to listen hard to her delightful accent. Remind me to tell you about the mirror story. I’ve updated yesterday’s blog with more info re: MaggiKnits. You can see her on video by clicking through to MaggiKnits. Off to Skein Lane Studio  knitting workshop and more to come later this evening.

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I have been thinking about this blog for some time…have been kind of blogging through my website www.skeinlane.com and through my Skein Lane Studio newsletters. So, rather than think anymore I am just going to embark and refine this as I go. Exciting news for Skein Lane Studio – we will have a presence at Stitches West in Santa Clara. You will find us in MaggiKnits booth #728….Maggi will show her fashions and wonderful yarns, share her design ideas, help you select your yarn and project, be there to sign your books – and we will be your retailer on hand to supply you with those wonderful MaggiKnits yarns and patterns. Mark your calendar for February 26, 27, 28, and March 1. It will be a lot of fun and hope to see you there.

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