It comes but once a year

It brings together those of us who believe in its soothing properties and the implied promise of renewed creativity. It gives us a chance to renew old friendships and make new ones. It feels good to know that, although you’ve fallen away from the local scene, the people who “knew you when” still welcome you […]

We are everywhere!

Baby blanket squares

The everyday stuff

I took my car in today for an oil change and tire rotation. I was surprised to see the place so empty. Then again, it was the middle of the week around the time that most 9-to-5’ers would have been at their posts.

Since I was the only […]

A sunny little something

Citron (Knitty Winter 2009). Photo by Neil Callis

Spring may not exactly be in the air just yet but that doesn’t stop my thoughts from turning to a little knitted number that promises more sunny, warm days ahead. Just look at Citron, the latest “it” girl from Knitty.

For me, this versatile slice of […]

Starting Over with Marigold Leaves

It’s times like these when I feel like a rank amateur.

Indeed, I think it ironic that I’m starting to blossom just when the leaves are falling from the trees. Maybe my circadian rhythm or my satellite reset button. Is. Just. Off.

The Leaf Beret (Ravelry) from knit.1 is the first new thing I’ve started […]

Come Hither, My Lovelies

Have I been trapped in a black hole? A time warp? A malfunctioning TARDIS? Who knows. What I can say is that I was absolutely astounded to see that I had not posted for over 2 months. In that time, The Poetry Society’s Knit a Poem project was completed, my home got a new look […]

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 […]

Happenstance, Chicago-style

My plan was a simple one. Buy some music then come back home. But this turned out to be the day where nothing happened as expected.

See, I recently joined a community choir and was in need of some readable, non-photocopied versions of music. It took some doing but I found one of the last […]

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 […]

Give It Away

What I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your mommaWhat I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your papaWhat I’ve got you’ve got to give it to your daughterYou do a little dance and then you drink a little water

~ Red Hot Chili Peppers, “Give It Away” ~

The band claims their […]

Crochet In Progress

I tried knitting a little bit. You know, just to test the shoulder stamina. Bad idea. I can’t keep my hands still though, so I found an attractive, simple pattern and some surprisingly soft hemp yarn and kicked things off with a 15-stitch chain.

Shake your Boteh!

Although the pattern calls for a skosh over […]