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 . . . …

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 …

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 …

Whatever Gets You Through the Night

Don’t you just love to see people knitting in unexpected places? Thanks to news aggregators and sites like Pinterest, images of knitting in extremis are increasingly easy to find. Especially if you look for them. Which I do. It’s not just that I’m curious about when and where people knit or …

Christmas Eve Eve

  Today was a present wrapping, cookie baking, napping, novel reading, knitting kind of day here at Casa Knit Potion. It was also a chance to catch up on a bit of knitting news, which included this article about “why knitting is hot again.” Count on Kaffe Fassett to get …

Where Have You Been, Mary Thomas?

Knitters. Are you familiar with Mary Thomas? If not, then get thee to the library or book store and grab a copy of Mary Thomas’s Knitting Book. Holy cow! Here’s the first sentence: “If all the looms in the world ceased to produce cloth, and the art of spinning and knitting …

Off to the Pokey, Knitter!

What would you do if knitting were against the law? Can you imagine?! It was once. I just learned this fascinating bit of information today. Apparently, in the early 1600s, Channel Islanders were forbidden by law from knitting during harvest season. On the Island of Jersey, knitters actually had to …