Yes, I’ve been AWOL, but for a very good reason…really, honest, and for true. My very perfect and wonderful HE (Husband Equivalant) surprised me on Christmas Day with tickets to NEW YORK CITY, which was incredible enough and brought me to tears… And then… I opened a box that contained an email telling me I… Read More VKLive New York New York!
I’m pretty sure I should be freaking out with anxiety-itis about now, but…nope. Believe it or not, I’ve got things under control. Never mind that I just cast on my final Xmas gift today – I’ve got it in hand (literally – it’s a pair of fingerless gloves). Last week, however, was a different story.… Read More Feelin’ Surprisingly Chill
I made some ultra cute stuff this week. Seriously…you’re going to die. I won’t even bother with a bunch of pre amble. Words can’t. Here’s the knitted one: This is Pug With Anorak by Barbara Prime from her book, Fuzzy Knits. Bursting at the seams with so much adorable, it should be illegal. I even… Read More Brace yourself…
Short (and sad) story today… Most of my knitting time this week got sucked up with…sigh…obligations. Ugh. Sometimes I need to remember that I share my life with another person, my HE – husband equivalent (a very lovely person, I might add) and that he needs my company and attention now and then. We had… Read More Put it in a Sock, Santa
I have a confession to make… I made a mistake on a project this week and instead of frogging and starting over, I tried to cheat. I’m very ashamed. Here’s what happened: I started knitting my granddaughter’s first Christmas stocking (she’s almost 10 weeks old and she will NEED this stocking next month). I’m using… Read More Full Disclosure
This week I didn’t cast off and complete anything, and I was feeling sad and unaccomlished. Then I started compiling my projects for the post this week, and holy crap!…I got A LOT done this week, including a whole design process. Yup, I designed something. No, it’s not knit yet, but I have plan and… Read More Swatch This…
In case you’ve been hanging out under a rock recently…Christmas is coming. Those three little words evoke varying degrees of terror in many folks, but they make knitters want to curl up in the fetal position under a bulky-knit blanket. We want to knit warm, cozy, pretty, squishy, and charming knits for everyone we know.… Read More The Big What If…
…since my last post. Yikes! I wish I had a clever, or even valid, excuse. I can’t count the number of times I’ve written blog posts in my head, but never took the logical next step. Humans are nuts sometimes – that’s about the best I can do. Anyway, I’ve forgiven myself, and I hope… Read More Two years, eight months, six days
There are few things more heartbreaking than working so unbelievably hard on something and really really really wanting and expecting to love it, only to have it not work out the way you’d imagined. I am sad. Looking at this sweater on its shelf in my closet makes me sad. Putting it on and… Read More Stonecutters Saga
Oh, wow. I had a life-changing email exchange with knitting guru Sally Melville yesterday – (Hiya, Sally!) You can read our exchange on her blog here: sallyknits – jumping the fence The short version is that I wrote her to ask a question about a knitting design drafting issue that I haven’t been able to… Read More Sally Melville Winds Me Up!