Knit, Vote, Love

Back again! That’s two days in a row. I might be on a roll. Nothing profound to share today—just the joy of knitting in a day full of errands and waiting. Two days, actually. Yesterday was election day, and today was run-around-all-over-the-county-to-appointments day. Despite some disappointments at the polls, the …

Knitting Miscellany

  So blogging takes a minute. And with every day so full of things that must be done, who has a minute (or thirty) to write a blog entry? It seems like the answer to that question, increasingly, tends to be those with a financial interest in being heard or …

February

There’s nothing like knitting when you’re on fire for some particular project or technique. It’s a delicious obsession, an embarrassment of riches in the personal fulfillment department. Everyone should be so lucky . . . One of the amazing things about knitting, though, is that there’s also nothing like it …

Socks!!

You knitters already know this, but for any woodworkers or bird watchers who might have ended up here, let me say that if you’ve never worn a pair of handmade socks, hurry up and befriend a knitter! There’s nothing better.     I finished these yesterday. The yarn is yummy …

Look! A Llama!!

It’s so sad when good blogs go bad. Not bad bad – but quiet, less active, un-updated. You know what I mean. It’s hard not to take it personally, at least a little. And there’s that hole where all the good stuff used to be. I adored Crochet With Raymond. …

Some Things I’ve Learned

Dear Knitters, Here are some things I’ve learned since the last time we talked. 1. It is a seriously bad idea to try to hold onto a cat who doesn’t want to be held onto. 2. Wearing Crocs in the mud . . . just don’t. 3. Indoor plumbing is …

Can you hear me now?

Do you ever feel like there’s so much data coming your way from so many different channels that your brain might explode? I read something a couple of years ago that explored the theory that humans can only care deeply about individuals up to a certain number and that, beyond …

Friday Thoughts

Guess what. Jean Miles has started a new, once-in-a-lifetime lace shawl, the Unst Bridal Shawl. Can you believe it? As I mentioned in an earlier post, I’m currently following along in 2006 as Jean knits the Princess Shawl, and the whole idea of this kind of immense project has taken …

2014

Happy New Year! May your 2014 be filled with health, happiness, and plenty of knitting!   P.S. I think I’m going to be okay with that extra stitch in my Lizard Ridge. It’s not something I’d want to get used to, but I’m pretty sure I can roll with it …

Showing Up

So about this blogging thing . . . Yesterday turned out to be busy with routine things, and while there was certainly knitting, and while I thought about this blog, it didn’t seem like I had anything interesting enough to say to write it here and post it, especially since …