Laura Ricketts Designs

"She seeks wool and flax, and works with willing hands..."

Laura Ricketts Designs is a personal and business website for Laura Ricketts, hand-knitwear designer, author, teacher, crafter, mother and wife.

Summer work...

I want to thank so many of you who called, texted, messaged, emailed me and commented on my last blog post! Thank you, thank you for your many offers of help. It is very heartening to know I have friends out there in the wide world.

I have been feeling exponentially better each of the past three days. I was so thankful (thank you, praying buddies!), because it meant I was able to go to the Detroit airport to see my little, baby girl off on her three week trip to Australia.

 Neither of us is looking too great, but such is life.

Neither of us is looking too great, but such is life.

She is journeying there with People to People in a group of 41 middle schoolers. By the end of today, she will have cuddled a koala. Sigh.

But, work has not waited for me. In the past few weeks, I have done the final edits for Michigander Mittens, my contribution to the Midwest Knits! book, put out by Sweatshop of Love's Allyson Dykhuizen and Carina Spencer. Estimated time it is on the shelves is mid-August. It's available for preorder via the link above.

I also am excited to be finalizing plans to teach at the American Swedish Institute this October and give a talk to the Minneapolis Knitting Guild during the same visit. More details to follow. 

In the meantime, I'm going to enjoy this amazingly cool weather we're having for July 1. Happy Canada Day, Canadian friends!