I’ve been working on finishing up some knitting projects, and continuing to practice my weaving skills. I finally finished Strandwander, just in time for football season and supporting the Oregon Ducks with this great colorway by Holiday Yarns. I also finished L’Enveloppe, which is an amazing pattern by Sally Melville, knit with Knitting Boutique […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on This week in Knitting/Weaving…
Being creative isn’t something that requires large swaths of time or running away to a retreat. I work full time (and more), and somehow find the time for what I love: knitting, teaching about knitting, and writing about knitting. Here are some of my favorite creativity tips from knitters, writers, and artists. “Properly practiced, knitting soothes […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Creativity
“Friends”, lyrics by Bernie Taupin I hope the day will be a lighter highway For friends are found on every road Can you ever think of any better way For the lost and weary travelers to go? Making friends for the world to see Let the people know you got what you need With a […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
Well, it is if you knit Annetarsia! My technique is basically intarsia for lazy knitting, and motifs don’t come any easier than argyle. The origin of the style is murky, at best. I’m pretty sure that some knitter needed to make a pair of socks and didn’t have enough yarn of a particular color. Being […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Tis the season to knit…argyle?
It was tough to leave Henderson’s, we were ready to move in with our books and bags. But across the road was another interesting cemetery, which was very picturesque in the winter chill We headed back into New Town (so named because it was built in the 1700’s, as opposed to the Royal Mile, which […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Wandering around Edinburgh, Part 2
I lost my knitting yesterday. Bill and I were doing a pick-up photoshoot for the Book, and the Jeep was piled with boxes – all of the Book projects, plus yarn, clothing, and photographic equipment. I grabbed the final sleeve for Mithril, so that I would have something to knit while he set up. I […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
I am a runner. Not a quick one, or a graceful one, but I can go the distance. It took me 50 years to find a sport that required no skill, and when I discovered distance running it changed my life. I will run for hours, and it is the one time in the day […]Continue Reading... Comments Off on Reaching a milepost.