Lucky and the Frog Pond

  Okay, so this wasn’t the way I planned to open my next blog entry, but what’s a knitta gonna do? I’ve decided to look at this mess as a breakthrough. I hate to frog. Haaaate to frog. In fact, I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve ever …

Monday

This is the first Monday since Christmas that’s really felt like a Monday. Munday. Muuuundaahy. During the break between classes over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been giddy with the freedom. There have been walks and novel reading and long, wandering conversations with my people. I watched the first …

This Time of Year

Is it always this stressful in December, or is it just 2014? Or just me? Work is crazy busy, daylight is brief, holiday-related expectations are high. I’m knitting, knitting, knitting, every spare second, and that helps keep the demons at bay, but wow—it’ hard to breathe sometimes. This article on …

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving, wherever you are. Among other things, I’m thankful for the internet that lets us connect with each other from all over the globe. On the home front, knitting is keeping me sane despite a crazy amount of work and one dead computer. This didn’t help . . . …

AFGE

So I was finishing the body of the Adele’s Legacy sweater last night when I was presented with an opportunity for growth, or as my husband would say, an AFGE (pronounced aff-gee). I’ll let you guess what the letters stand for. I was about an inch into the ribbing at the …

Carrot

Here’s where things would have started to slide during the first iteration of this blog. There is knitting (thankfully), but I have nothing special to report—nothing newly finished, no milestones reached. The incomparable ladies of the Limestone Creek Fiber Guild met yesterday, and I thoroughly enjoyed myself as usual, but …

Wednesday

The lace bug has bitten again. It was an email from Craftsy today that did it. They were advertising Myra Wood’s “Crazy Lace” class. I’m not sure whether I’ll take the class or just buy her book, but one or the other is definitely in my future. The Amazon description …

Saturday

Look what came in the mail today. My very own Bosworth Moosie! Moosies are something special in the world of spindles. The whorl is turned from moose antler. In Jonathan Bosworth’s hands this becomes the heart of an incredibly well-spinning spindle. If you don’t know about the Bosworths and their …