On this father's day, I celebrate my dear old dad. He lived a "charmed" life but even lives of the very fortunate have some heart ache. My grandmother had a "nervous breakdown" after my grandfather passed away. The children were divided up amongst friends of the family while she was institutionalized. Her heart was broken. … Continue reading Fathers’ Day or Father’s Day?
' This is the view from my studio chair this evening. I love when the shore across the lake is all lit up in the afternoon. It really is magnificent. Today was a good day. Good morning, good day at work, happy to be home and then this view when I looked out the window. … Continue reading Life is Good!
I joined a knitting challenge this year. It is called "A Year of Techniques" with Arnall-Culliford Knitwear and Mason-Dixon Knitting. Twelve months of technique-improving knitting projects. As a knitting teacher, it's always fun to try something new. If I can master a new technique, I can share it with my students, too! I am already … Continue reading A Year of Techniques
It's finished and my husband wore it on Friday! I loved knitting Flax by Tin Can Knits! Flax is a free pattern for a simple top down sweater with an interesting and different sleeve treatment called a grater sleeve. Basically, the sleeve has a garter stitch "stripe" from the top of the shoulder to the … Continue reading “Flax” by Tin Can Knits
It's hard to imagine that nearly a month has passed (again) since I've posted something about my knitting life - or anything about my life. I wish that I could say that I've been on an exotic trip to Africa or on a tour around Europe but I've been happily ensconced in my normal day-to-day … Continue reading Happy Mothers/Mother’s/Mothers’ Day!
I haven't been posting a lot. Life is busier than it "should" be for me! We spent a wonderful extended Easter weekend in Marblehead, Massachusetts with my family there. Although most of the Marblehead family was in Hawaii for Spring Break but we helped my sister-in-law dog and house sit! And my boss has been … Continue reading Yes, I’m knitting!
Yesterday morning, we woke up to a little fog on the ice and more open water than we've seen in what seems forever! Knowing that it was going to be sunny, we figured that the fog would go away and we'd have less ice at the end of the day. Before we left to go … Continue reading Sunday Fun Day!
The secondary roads are posted which means bright orange signs posted on telephone poles litter the rural scenery. In Maine this means it's spring. This weekend, despite the calendar date, we are going to get snow. Again. Initial reports were for 2-10 inches. And more, perhaps, later this week. Even this girl has had enough … Continue reading Spring in Maine
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!)