My phone rang shortly after 9 a.m. I could see from the caller ID that it was coming from the front entrance.

“Hello?” says I.

“Birthday surprise for you!” replied the delivery man.

A few seconds later, he was at my front door with a bouquet and a balloon. A bouquet of cookies.

“It […]

Flying Footlets!

What do you get when you mix a one skein of cashmere-soft yarn with the need for instant gratification? Flying Footlets!

(Flying Wings Footlet)

Why “flying?” Because the Flying Wings pattern is featured on the cuff and they virtually fly off your needles. It would have gone faster had I not stopped to pet the […]

Just 15 Inches

Curiosity is often a trait associated with cats, and rightly so, as anyone who’s spent any length of time with felines can attest. Mister “up close and personal” Nikita here was quite intent on finding answers to the mystery of my latest bout of furious knitting — thus the decision to hop into my lap […]

All The Pretty Little Horses

“Lullaby and goodnight. Go to sleep my little baby; When you wake, you’ll have cake, and all the pretty little horses. “

When I was a little girl, I used to think about horses quite a lot. I drew them. I sought out toy ones and stuffed ones. I even dreamed I was a golden […]

Smells Like Team Spirit

January, 1986. It had been years since Mom had a television in the house. She was a reading specialist who did not believe in the curative, babysitting power of The Box. We were forced into growing our brains the old-fashioned way: reading, listening to music, making things. But this year, something was different. You see, […]