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
Last week I sent some yarn to a customer who lives far away. She wanted to make socks out of Encore Worsted yarn. I sent her a picture of a few choices and we got it mailed to her. On Wednesday I got a phone call and she was stuck. She had gotten her leg … Continue reading Teaching and Technology
This Thanksgiving was spent with a full heart and a full house! We travelled to my brother and sister-in-law's home in Marblehead, Massachusetts where we were joined by nephews and dogs and two of my three kids, one fiancé, and my grand-dog Willow. What a wonderful time! While the picture above isn't the most flattering … Continue reading Thankful for Family Visits
I have been wanting to knit one of Stephen West's designs but have been putting it off because 1) I have so many other knits to complete and an order from a customer and 2) because there are so many good ones and I've had trouble deciding which one to make first! SO when a … Continue reading Stephen West MKAL 2016
I started knitting the I Heart Aran sweater by Tanis Fiber Arts in early September. It's a 32nd birthday gift for my eldest daughter. I'm not sure how she got to be so old when I remain young and nearly the same age as she! Kate chose the sweater pattern from Ravelry and this was … Continue reading I Heart Aran – Nearing the Finish Line
My knitting classes have been asking about the correct way to make a yarn over. I've shown them the right way to do one between knit stitches but my answer falls somewhat short because there are several ways to yarn over and it all depends on which stitches the yarn over falls between. I went … Continue reading The Right Way(s) to Yarn Over
The "Terror Towel Throw" is delivered and I am delighted to report that my friend, the owner, is thrilled with it! Yay! I'm so glad that he loves it. What a process! (I have already written about it here.) I worried about it while finishing a bunch of things that had to come first. Picked … Continue reading “Its fantastic!! Absolutely love it!”
When you live out in the woods of Maine, you have to wear a bright (neon bright) orange hat around the periphery of your yard and down the road when you get your mail. It is ill-advised to go outside bare-headed. Because hunters. One of our friends has a large piece of land and often, … Continue reading Spider!