My daughter was married on September 30th in New York. It was a perfect weekend spent with my family and now-extended family, too. When a family grows by birth or by marriage, it is a time to count your blessings and celebrate life. I counted my blessings so many times that weekend. I'm grateful for … Continue reading My Daughter’s Wedding
Back in July 1972 my parents sent me to Maine to a sleep-away girls camp called Medokawanda. I had no way to know how much I would grow to love this camp and the people associated with it over the next four summers. It doesn't hurt that I happened to meet my future husband there. (Bonus!) … Continue reading A Return to Camp and Belonging
I've had this vest in my WIP pile (actually a pile of project bags full of future projects and projects half-done) forEVER! I love the first version of this vest so much that I've encouraged a couple of my knitting students to give it a try AND I cast another one for myself on back … Continue reading Vaill Island Vest Version 2
I can't believe that I've not written a post since Father's Day! Yikes! I didn't realize how busy I've been ... or how I've totally neglected my blog! We have had visitors a couple of times. My aunt and cousin and his family came for a visit from the other coast. We had a hoot … Continue reading Busy Busy (Queen) Bee
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!