Be still my heart! I love this shawl! Three of us, all teachers, decided to do a MKAL together and chose an "oldie"that we had all seen on Facebook and loved, the Dragonfly MKAL 2016 by Rachel Roden. This pattern is available for purchase on Ravelry. I am using two skeins of Manos del Uruguay's … Continue reading Tartan Knitting
Well, I've managed, with a lot of help from others, to get my blog back up and running. A HUGE thank you to Maureen C., my happiness engineer at WordPress.com, who was amazing! It's really all to her credit that my blog is working again. Thanks, Maureen! This has been a long and sometimes frustrating … Continue reading Back in the Saddle (again!)
I knew that moving my website (it's really a blog) from one place to another was going to be time-consuming. Well, little did I know it would take WEEKS! I can only call the tech support people on Mondays when I am home from work and so it's been a series of Mondays to get … Continue reading Glitches!
Woo! Hoo! Finally and just in time, I'm back! This has been a particularly challenging three weeks or so since I decided to get smart and change my website from one host to another ... and lost my "entire website"! But thanks to the powers that be on WordPress, GoDaddy and Host Gator, I'm back … Continue reading Back In Business!
Like any "good" knitter, I tend to put off finishing projects that I don't really want to do "right now". I have a complete sweater sitting in time out waiting for me to seam it. A full sweater. One that I would like to wear but I really don't love finishing sweaters. This one will … Continue reading UFOs Finished!
I was raised by a Yankee lawyer. My father's family was well-to-do or as we say today, "privileged". My father worried about what the neighbors would think. We went to church on Sunday and we voted Republican. I was a Republican because that's what we were. I was raised with the old adages "children are … Continue reading Nevertheless, She Persisted
Well, I've gone and done it! I've actually got some finished projects! First, I started and finished an adorable layette for a customer. At the suggestion of a co-worker, I chose a sweet garter stitch cardigan and bonnet and then found an adorable pair of baby booties that match perfectly! I hope that our customer … Continue reading Hot off the Needles
Wow! How did it get to be January 26th!? I always thought that once my children didn't live in my house that life would slow down. Laundry would be less, the house would be clean ... yeah, no! That's not the case. I can't imagine how people have any time to be bored! I've been … Continue reading Time Flies! January Update
I feel fortunate that 2016 was a wonderful year for me and for my family. One daughter bought a new home, another daughter became engaged, I married the love of my life and we had all of our children in our house at the same time (for the first time). Our children are gainfully employed, healthy … Continue reading 2017! Happy New Year!
I have had a wonderful experience teaching three wonderful students a stranded knitting class. We made "my" Four Needle Snowflake Mittens. These are my favorite mittens to date. I love knitting them. The pattern came from my colleague and teacher, Bette. It's an old and often-copied pattern but it's a great one! At our last class, … Continue reading Laughing All the Way