The Knitting Wasteland

There is the faint, haunting whistle of dust and emptiness; the antiseptic sweet aroma of mothballs and cedar. Mohair fluff mixed with cat fur form giant fiber tumbleweeds that huddle in quiet corners. Sad projects, begun with such promise, litter the landscape in various states of undone-ness. This is the knitting wasteland and it is […]

I Love Buttons

…and so do dozens of other confessed Ravelry Button Addicts. I am most fortunate for I have a friend “in the business” as they say: among other things, Laura makes buttons from vintage fabrics she collects. I’ve picked up a few from her Etsy shop.

An East Coast transplant, Laura and I first met up […]

More From The Fiber Festival

For years I’ve fondled the end product of the chain that primarily begins with fiber on the hoof, toe or paw but never really seen a concentration of the start of it all. As I understand it, most fiber festivals have some sort of “sheep to shawl” demonstration and the Michigan festival was no exception. […]

The Happy Wanderer

What a wonderful Midwestern weekend!

The weather finally broke south of 90 degrees (F) and the humidity is something that doesn’t make my hair go “frizzzz” as soon as I put my big toe outdoors. Best of all, I got to spend the entire day with a busload of knitters from the Windy City Knitting […]

The Bella Challenge: What’s Your Limit?

Sarah and Laura of Bella Knitting have this interesting discussion about creativity going on, and what in particular sparks your fire. Toward that end, Laura came up with a crafty list to be answered on an increasing scale of interest of 1 (“No interest”) to 4 (“Love it!”).

Here are my responses, grouped in reverse […]

There Is No Knitting Here

There are thoughts of knitting; plans and dreams and schemes of knitting – especially birthday gifts and baby clothes as I have discovered over the weekend that there are not one but two women in my complex due late this fall. Ah, sweet baby caps, bootees, and my poor, neglected Forest Canopy Shawl to which […]

Old Hair, New Hair

After months of staying away from a professional pair of scissors, I finally decided to take the plunge. Why did I wait so long? The Heidi braids was the only hairstyle I could manage to do by myself for one. And two, since my cervical spine is now fused, I can’t bend my head back […]

Mr. In Between

Since it’s no longer my birthday (huge thanks, by the way!) and I’ve only just finished the leg on the second Mona sock, I thought I’d divert your attention with another little pretty.

Beautiful flower bouquet left at my front door

Told you the knitting would be slow and, frankly, I don’t think you give […]


Asiatic Tiger Lily buds

…Our gardens are enamored of the spring,Of silver rain,The cloudy green of buds slow-burgeoning,The sorrow of last apple blooms that clingAnd are not fainTo yield their fruit again.We do not long for tropic pageantry,Yet surge with love to seeThe tiger lily’s muted ecstasy.…

(From the poem “Tiger Lily” by Walter Adolphe […]

Ouch! I’ve Been Tagged

OK. Maybe it doesn’t hurt too much, Susan and Sally. I know the rules say I’m to tag 8 people but I’m a naughty little non-conformist so I hope all will be forgiven if I only tag 4 of my friends. Honestly, I can’t remember who has already answered this meme. I choose to blame […]