Born On This Day

According to If Today Is Your Birthday, “Your mind is especially restless this year, and you are hungry for new experiences and for answers. Trying out new ways of expressing your creativity figures strongly, and an enterprising spirit serves you very well.”

A patriot and a President are among the famous folk made their entrance […]


Friends – true friends – weave aTight web that keeps you afloatThough you feel done in.

More precious than gold,This bond’s strength depends solelyOn how you tend it.


What else do friends do? They let you lick the spoon.


Promise of Spring

…broken by a heavy, wet snow. But the tiger lily bulbs seem determined to push on through. You’ve got to admire their tenacity.

So, What’s New?

FO: Blue Garter Kerchief

My handspun sock yarn version of Laura Chau’s kerchief turned out even better than I expected. Since I knit in the slow lane, it took an entire week for me to finish and pin to the blocking board (thank Jeebus for blocking wires!).

Recall that I used two 200 yard skeins […]

Rainy Day Knitting

Thunder and lightening and sheets of rain put me in the mood for some simple knitting with old mystery movies as the backdrop. At present, I’m working on three different projects – a scarf, a baby blanket and this blue garter stitch kerchief:

Sock Hop yarn with matching OPI enamel in “Yoga-ta Get This Blue!” […]

FO: Simply 17

When I was in my early teens, my friends and I would go downtown to the movies. Any remaining money we had would be pooled to buy munchies and drinks at the corner snack shop. I always remembered this place because it was a remnant of a bygone era, with its huge neon sign above […]

Blogging? No. Busy? Yes!

I may have had a major case of timorous writers block, but I certainly did not get bottled up on the crafting front. Hats, neckwarmers, a scarf – even a New Year’s trip to Toronto – they all kept me busy. There are a couple of other items in the works but this will do […]

The Little Things

If you’ve ever been away from something for a long time, you’ll understand when I tell you how difficult it becomes to return to it.

When it came to relating crafting stories, I felt dried up; choking on the sameness and wanting something else. I kept waiting for the spark of inspiration or the kind […]

FO: Baby Girl Gear

DetailsPatterns: Baby Jumper (off-site) and Toes-ty (off-site) baby socksYarn: Malabrigo chunky, 1.5 skeins in dusty pink; Lorna’s Laces bulky, .25 skein in natural.Needles: Size 9 US dpns and 20″ circularMods: The jumper pattern called for much bulkier yarn and size 17 US needles. I cast on the number of stitches for size 3 to […]

Book ’em, Franklin!

I am in luff with this man’s intellect, twisted wit and emotional clarity. Yes, I could gobble him up because he’s beyond adorable but that’s beside the point. Today is the day for titters, tee-hees, guffaws and outright belly laughs, courtesy of one Franklin Habit.

Franklin continues the book tour in support of his just-released […]