Susanna Lewis Cape

Chilly temperatures this morning reminded me that fall is nearly over, Thanksgiving coming soon and the inevitable New England winter not too far behind. I’m planning projects for hunkering down and waiting out the weather! I’m also hoping you are not receiving this posting for the second time. We’ve had issues (of course!) getting the blog settled into the new web site so this is a second attempt at distributing it.

I’d like to tell you that web site issues are over and done, but the new site is still a work in progress – please be patient and contact me if anything isn’t working correctly. First of all, I think we finally have the postage rates computing properly for US and international shipping, including the option of selecting media mail for books. Media mail (only in the U.S.) is slower, but cheaper.

I was hopeful that you would be able to purchase either the Nook or the Kindle ebook version of Hand Knits by Machine right from the site, but it turns out that only the Kindle format is available. We also tried to host the video for Hand-Manipulated Stitches on the site itself, but it was simply too large. Instead, I have added it to my “school” on, which is where the Open Spaces course is hosted as well. You can access either by going to It is a bargain at only $15!!

Speaking of the Open Spaces course, there are now two ways you can purchase the course. You can purchase the entire course (all 7 hours of it!) or you can choose any of the 3 sections (Eyelets, Ladders or Slits) individually. Each section includes any of the patterns or charts that are referenced in that portion of the course so you won’t miss a thing. Check it out at

The wearable art retrospective at the Philadelphia Museum of Art has opened and I am planning to visit in mid-December. I’m really looking forward to this show – my friend, Linda Mendelson is represented by four of her pieces and one of Susanna Lewis’ pieces is shown on both the show announcement and the cover of the book, which is available for pre-orders and should be available early December. You can find out details about the show by clicking here.

You can pre-order your copy from!

I hope that by the time I post this blog entry that the blog will be working properly and you will be able to access all of the old blog posts. The blog seems to have been another casualty of the move to a new web site. Also, please note that the old blog address is no longer valid. From here on out, everything is at

Make sure you are registered for the newsletter so you can access the free downloads. You may have to re-register for the newsletter (more web site moving issues….) or contact me for the link. There will soon be 5 new free patterns available.

I spent a wonderful week in Florence with my favorite daughter-in-law in October. In addition to lots of museums and shopping, we stumbled into a fabulous yarn shop and then found lots of empty space in our luggage! We bought cashmere and baby alpaca at excellent prices….and a couple of fun novelties. The selection was fabulous and this company will supply yarn on hanks, balls AND cones! Check out their web site at Campolmi Roberto Filati because they will ship internationally!!!

Once I have all the web site and blog issues back under control I’ll try to blog more often and to include some techniques and ideas you can use for your knitting. For now, I’ll wish you a Happy Thanksgiving and lots of knitting time over the cold, dark winter months!


  1. Cathie Sanders on November 16, 2019 at 3:49 pm

    I love getting your news! I tried to check out your teaching section, but I’m not sure what I got. My spam protector warned me the page was a fake one and dangerous to open. I don’t know if I’m the only one getting this message or if there’s a damaged link. I already purchased some of your books and have enjoyed using them, so I thought I’d have a look at what videos are there.

    • Susan Guagliumi on November 16, 2019 at 4:49 pm is where the teaching videos are housed and I have no idea why you would have gotten a warning. Try it again and let me know if it continues to happen. Thanks!

  2. Sandy (Gigi) Almeida on November 18, 2019 at 1:44 pm

    Siue, was the yarn shop at the end of the Ponate Vecchio Bridge? I was there a few years
    ago. Purchased some silk slub on a cone. Still have it. It’s too beautiful to use. There
    was a lovely woman working there. Her name was Beatrice. She spoke no english and I
    speak little Italian but managed to spend 500 Euro. LOL

    • Susan Guagliumi on November 18, 2019 at 3:48 pm

      Hmm. Missed the one near the Ponte Vecchio! This place was around the corner from the old Ospidale on the edge of the Jewish Ghetto, on a tiny side street that beckoned us down…..