Instructions for living a life . . . *

I’m trying to live deliberately these days. There’s so much to be swept up in. I know you know what I mean. World things, family things, living life things . . .  It can be overwhelming. I’m looking for solid ground. Knitting is solid ground. I’m slowly making progress on the sleeves of …

Connecting

A few weeks ago Donna Druchunas posted a list of her ten favorite knitting books. One of the books she mentioned was Knitting Heaven and Earth by Susan Gordon Lydon. She said, “This is hands-down my favorite non-pattern book about knitting, and the best writing about knitting I have ever read.” I …

When you walk through the garden . . . *

Things are overwhelming. Cancer is the devil. Since the last time I posted, I’ve learned that two people dear to me will probably die from it in the next days or weeks and that one precious friend is facing it again, after fighting a long, hard battle to beat it once …

Knitting Love

The Ribbed Watchman’s Hat has got to be the most basic hat ever conceived, but I love it, especially when I’m knitting for someone whose head size I don’t exactly know. Between the fold-over brim and the ribbing, it fits just about everyone. Someone who is very important in my life …

My Best Companion

This video interview with Kaffe Fassett is absolutely wonderful. I came across it on My Sister’s Knitter and am so thankful I did. It’s been around since 2012, so I don’t know how I haven’t already seen it, but I’m thinking it’s one of those things that just came up at …

Knit, Read, Work, Knit, Knit

Being absolutely buried in work makes me want to knit and read more than ever. That’s a problem for obvious reasons. I do what I can. Sometimes, I even carry my knitting from room to room, just in case there’s an open moment for a row or two. That happened when …

Knit Potion

Why you ALWAYS take your knitting EVERYWHERE… We spent Easter Sunday in the ER after my dad cut the end of his finger off with a miter saw. When he called we were on a walk a mile or so up into the hills in a nearby park. We had …

Back to Gramps

It’s so nice to be back to knitting on Gramps. It’s knit potion, for sure. I didn’t realize I was missing sweater knitting until I dove back in and suddenly a whole collection of tense spots relaxed.  During the Gramps hiatus, I’d convinced myself that the contrasting color I’d chosen …

Knitting On

Finished up my Week 6 Geek-A-Long square! This is Katamari-Damarcy. I have no idea what the game is all about, but I liked Katamari, so here he is. (I think he’s a he.) And here are all of my squares so far: I’m still having fun with this, but I …