Handknits In Action

I love it when I’m wearing something handknit, and it turns out to be absolutely perfect for the occasion. My friend D and I went on a hike yesterday. When I was getting ready, I couldn’t decide how to dress. It was in the forties but was supposed to get …

Ringing out the old . . .

Ringing out the old in handknit socks . . . Here we are on New Year’s Eve. I can hardly believe it. I thought while I was winding down I’d sneak in one last post for 2015. The Scrap Yarn Sock Advent Calendar project is a wrap. I’m so glad …

The Shortest Day

For the most part, I’m not a fan of the dark. The long days of winter are a serious challenge for me, especially when the cold makes the few daylight hours hard to enjoy. Moving from Chicago to Tennessee has helped with that, but still . . . You’d think …

Crochet Potion

Hello, Friends — I’m still here. Feels like the world is upside down these days. In our corner we’ve had sick chickens and a burst well pipe on the list of worries. This is going on behind my house right now. Even the weather is strange. We’re having wind gusts …

Whatcha Lookin’ At?

  I came across this incredible photo on Facebook. It was shot by Arnie Draiman, and he was nice enough to give me permission to share it here. This is an Israel Defense Forces soldier knitting on the 74 bus on derech hevron heading towards har homa in Jerusalem. Arnie …

“I love people who harness themselves . . .”

I was enjoying a post on building a handmade wardrobe over at kariebookish.net this morning when I came across the following comment by someone named “jackiemania”: This is something I’m trying to work on (slowly but surely) too. Last week I was sick and I felt so much better because I had …

Hamster, Herron, Herring

Did you know that the Oxford Junior Dictionary no longer includes the words hamster, heron, herring, kingfisher, lark, leopard, lobster, magpie, minnow, mussel, newt, otter, ox, oyster and panther? The Guardian and The New Yorker both published articles about this in January, but I was apparently doing something other than reading …

Labor Day

Calligraphy è finito! It’s not a well-knit sweater because I’m a goof and didn’t swatch. I could try to defend the not swatching by explaining how I got gauge to the millimeter with the last swatch I did, and the sweater ended up way too big. I think that in that …

Walking The Walk

Barefoot Rooster posted this in January 2010. I think I’ve probably mentioned before that every now and then I find a blog I like well enough that I go back and read it from the beginning. I did this with Jean Miles, and Franklin Habit, and Crochet with Raymond, and right now, I’m …