Gifted!

Fresh ginger syrup

I looked out the window as the ginger syrup simmered. I decided to try a different sort of homemade gift this year, based on the recipe from Mags Kandis’ “Gifted”. I sliced an orange and added the pieces along with the zest to the mix, giving the syrup a more citrusy […]

FO: Dynamic Duo!

This twosome may not have a fancy car or a call signal to light the night sky, but this cap and scarflet do have the power to chase away the chill during the coming autumn nights.

Made from 5 skeins of Mission Falls 1824 cotton, the double-crochet cap and scarflet combo hit the right notes […]

Mail Call and Miscellany

Let’s review.Mea culpa, y’all. I have been remiss in sharing a few of the goodies that arrived at my door over the past few weeks. Let’s start with the new books and wind up with a couple of gifts.

I’m not sure how, but I was able to find the somewhat elusive Volume 3 of […]

Momma Sez…

I had a head–>desk moment when I realized that I should have asked the mother-to-be what she wanted with regard to stitch lines or no stitch lines. She agrees with the majority of your comments: no color block delineation, if you please. And so it is. The blanket looks much better in real life, but […]

Baby Blanket, Stat!

I hadn’t seen Natalia for months. In fact, up until a week ago, I didn’t even know she was pregnant. And not just a little either, as evidenced by this photo taken during the World Wide Knit In Public event in downtown Chicago.

The young squire is due to make his appearance in July. That’s […]

Not Available In Stores

Three cakes of hand spun 2-ply wool. That’s what the bulging golden envelope with the beautiful stamps and return address of Nairobi, Kenya contained.

People talk about being environmentally green these days, even when it comes to yarn. This wonderful gift is the real deal: barely processed, loaded with lanolin and vegetable matter, and […]