Fickle Knitter in 2010

Posted on Dec 30, 2010. 2 comments

[caption id="attachment_1374" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="Fickle Knitter published in 2010"]Michelle Miller's published knitting patterns in 2010[/caption]

2010 brought a major change to the blog and my life. My daughter Maya started preschool last January and although it was only part time it allowed me to focus on my business and make it grow. I also (despite my best attempts) finally finished my Masters Degree in Applied Physics last Spring. Both of these changes allowed me to throw myself into my small business and as a result I published 36 patterns through self publishing, magazines, and the Independent Designer Program. Looking back I have absolutely no idea how I made that happen. But much like knitting, if you knit one stitch at a time eventually something wonderful comes out of it.

2010 was also the first year I dug my heels in and really focused on attending Knitting Events across the country. It was a steep learning curve as a new vendor and cross country traveling one man band but it was totally worth it. I've met so many incredible knitters, small business owners, and all around fabulous men and women. I'm already working to continue attending more shows in the new year, starting with Winter TNNA, Stitches West and Sock Summit. So stay tuned!

Thanks for making this a wonderful year for me on both a professional and personal level. Much love to you all.

2010 Show Recap

Knot Hysteria Silk Retreat

November 12-15, 2010
Port Ludlow, Wa

Torrance Fiber Festival

November 7, 2010
Torrance, Ca
WeFF Website

Meet & Greet Trunk Show
at Fabulous Yarn during Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool
October 15-16, 2010
Rhinebeck, NY and Tivoli, NY
Rhinebeck Sheep and Wool Website
Fabulous Yarn Website

CogKNITive Retreat
October 2, 2010
Tehachapi, Ca
CogKNITive Group

Oregon Flock and Fiber Festival

September 25-26, 2010
Canby, Or
OFFF Website

Summer TNNA
June 12-14, 2010
Columbus, Oh
TNNA Website

Stitches West
February 25-28, 2010
Santa Clara, Ca
Stitches West Website

Winter TNNA
Long Beach, Ca
January 9-11, 2010
TNNA Website


  • Posted by Lisa B on Dec 30, 2010

    Thanks for making this year so wonderful for us knitters, Michelle. I really enjoyed the KAL for T&A and the discussion on your group. Test knitting for you is always a delightful experience. As Gorillakeeper said, I can’t wait to see what amazing and beautiful designs are to come in 2011.

  • Posted by bunjie on Dec 30, 2010

    So glad you attended knitting events this year because it gave me an opportunity to meet you at Port Ludlow.
    You are an awesome designer & a fun friend, I hope our paths cross again in the near future, Bunjie.

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