We took an overnight trip to Chicago. And while shopping on Michigan Avenue (who am I kidding... b-lined straight for Crate and Barrel) spotted B. A. Friend chalkboard place mats. To say I was thrilled is an understatement. They have been carrying them for a few years, but this was the first time I saw them in the store. Show More Summary
Greetings, knitter friends! At long last I’m pleased to announce a new sweater pattern, the very same one I’ve been working on this cold cold winter. I was able to grab some photos earlier this week on a day trip … Continue reading ...
When I was in school, I had an art teacher remind me that sometimes, the trick to finding out how something was interesting was to change your perspective. “Look around” she said. “Squat down. Lie on the floor. Look up. … Continue reading ?
Today was a very good day. I woke up early, and I was lying in my bed, unable to go back to sleep because of these huge black birds that call out to each other in a way that’s as … Continue reading ?...
May 8, 2009 February 1, 2015 The Only Thing That is Constant is Change. -HeraclitusDifferent window, different house, same girl. I just can't believe how the time goes. So grateful for the photos. Going to recreate some for the boys, too.
Safely arrived in Mexico – only to find that it’s a bit chilly – which is to say that instead of the -20 at home, it’s 23 here. Not quite warm enough for swimming, and there’s a terrific wind. Still, … Continue reading ?
We had a snow day yesterday(well, cold day) so I spent the day at home. Doing a few of my favorite things. I knit a hat. I made the worst biscotti under the sun. (Total fail.) And a dinner that hit the spot on a freezing winter night.Grateful to be at home.Happy weekend, friends!
Things are ticking along here at Knitting to Stay Sane. My purple-grey cabled sweater cabled sweater project is just awaiting some photographs and then its hopeful pattern release before the end of the month, and even though it doesn’t quite … Continue reading ?
So, last week, Steve and I took a little trip to San Francisco. We spent an awesome night in the city and then headed north. Wineries along the Anderson Valley were visited and we ended up in a special spot; Elk, California. We had stumbled upon this gorgeous community a couple of years ago and couldn't wait to get back. Show More Summary
Boy, are things every moving fast around here. I got home from Madrona Monday night (Well, technically it was Tuesday in the small hours) and hit the ground running. Yesterday was Sam and Lou’s birthday, her 21 and him 3, … Continue reading ?
I have so much to share about last week. Including a fabulous yarn shop that we stumbled upon. But first I wrapped up Toasty. And past around a little love. Hope your day was happy. And you feel it not only on the 14th of February, but every day of your wonderful life.xx,leslieP.S. Show More Summary
This is a quickie, since I’m just changing planes in Vancouver before flying to Seattle, for the annual textile party that is Madrona. (By the way, if you’re around, I’m signing books Friday after class, and if you bring yours, … Continue reading ?
Are you a person who makes personal resolutions at the beginning of the year? I often am, this year included. (Being more frugal is up there, and to wit I have not purchased any yarn since Boxing Day, I’m holding … Continue reading ...
No, Fox Paws isn’t done. It was supposed to be – or at least I thought it would be done today, and maybe it would have been, if things hadn’t gone a little pear shaped. (By a little pear shaped, … Continue reading ?
This week, just as I was starting to feel the glumness of having the same set of knitting projects keeping me company for the last 6 weeks, I turned a corner and now there might still be hope again. This might … Continue reading ?
Can’t talk. Knitting Fox Paws. Two more repeats accomplished, and the end is truly in sight. I’ve got a scarf I love the length of, and it’s just about the length of the cushions on the chesterfield, so when Fox … Continue reading ...
So, I took about 3 cups of peanuts. Maybe 3 1/2. I forgot to measure. And I plopped it into the Vitamix. I ended up with about 1 3/4 cups of delicious peanut butter. I googled a bunch of peanut butter cookie recipes and kept coming back to this one. Show More Summary
Today is better. I’d say that everything is smoother, and it’s all evening out, but the truth is that last night I made a determined and clever decision to care less. It’s easy, when things are chaotic and wild to … Continue reading...
Well, I mentioned that I was working on Toasty. Just Toasty.All out of this yarn. Love this yarn for this project. Hello machine washable and dry-able. I love the big wide stripes and playing with color combos. I'm trying a new thumb technique. Show More Summary
It would seem, my friends, that I have once again developed a case of RMT (Reverse Midas Touch) in which everything I touch turns to …well. Insert your personal opposite of virtual gold here. Decisions thought made have come unmade, … Continue reading ?