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We went to the farm this year to get our turkey. I can't believe this was the first time we have ever done this. Our very first farm to table turkey experience! I just couldn't get enough of these guys and their pig pen ways. And these little guys... Show More Summary

If you don’t look too hard

17 hours agoHobbies / Knitting : Yarn Harlot

Here I am, four days until deadline on the ornaments, with 11 to go (don’t panic early. I think I’m fine) and I snapped.  I think there’s something about knitting tiny, teeny little things that just gets to you after … Continue reading ?

Craft Friday, Hope You'll Join Us!

I'll say this up front, I have always found the idea of Black Friday shopping very unappealing. Each year I make a point of staying home, eating Thanksgiving leftovers, and enjoying time with my family. Of course this means that...

9 Ways Stitch Markers Will Make Your Life Easier

It’s coming up on gift-giving season (lalala let’s pretend there’s more time, lalala), and little gifts for knitters are always a good thing to mention out loud to your gift-giving inclined friends, or to know about to give to other … Continue reading ?

Joan Fuller: Test Knit

When a knitter passes a wall of yarn that looks something like this: and it's a beautiful fall day, and this knitter is surrounded by passersby in spectacular hand-knits, and this knitter has given herself permission to spend a wee....

Ho! Ho! Ho!

Free on Ravelry! All your stuffed friends can feel Christmasy in their new Santa hats! Insiders Notes: The white is O-Wool Balance Bulky. I held worsted acrylic doubled for the red – it was all I could find at the … Continue reading...

Better late than never

I’d planned on this post going up much earlier than this today, but a quick knitting rescue for my Mother-in-law turned into a very handy shopping trip (if you finish a hat, you should get the ribbon straightaway, before the … Continue reading ?

On the Needles: The Pre-Winter Crazy Edition

As the temperatures decline, the knitting impulse ramps up, so it’s no surprise that I have mentally cast on about twelve new things this week. In physical reality, though, I’ve already got plenty of projects on the needles, so I’m … Continue reading ?


Let’s say, that you were very much a knitter, and less so a sewer – and let’s say that you decided to do a very simple sewing project.  Let’s say – even, because it’s true, that you only decided to … Continue reading ?

And with that, she lay down

Another retreat is finished, and I think it was the nicest yet.  I know I say that every time, but this time? I really mean it.  I’m too tired to do more than show you pictures, but here they are.  … Continue reading ?


Another book that I am sure you have seen floating around. Entrelec2. 85 new stitch patterns. ( New. That always amazes me.) With 25 original designs. Rosemary Drysdale teaches in an easy to follow way with photos helping you with each technique. Show More Summary

giant molasses cookies

Twelve big balls. Made twelve big cookies. That made my yarn very happy. So happy, in fact, that we ate cookies for dinner and scrambled eggs with toast for dessert. Some nights are just like that.

New Pattern: Rustique Cardigan

This past October I knitted 2 sweaters for my Rhinebeck weekend, one for each day of the weekend. And for the first time in a few years, not only did I finish both sweaters in time to be able to … Continue reading ?


My baby turned 15 yesterday! We had the requested marble cake with green frosting. Fifteen balloons were balanced gracefully on his forehead. I finally made him his own banner. It's about time. Pad Thai from our favorite Thai restaurant was served. And, thankfully, the birthday boy knew just where to sit! Happy days!

Are These Weeds?

This week has been a trainwreck. A giant tangle of complete crap that just keeps getting worse. Nothing terrible has happened, nobody is sick and another pet hasn’t shuffled of their mortal coil, but everything else that can go wrong … Continue reading ?

Just getting started

So, last winter I had a personal epiphany about fingerless mitts. I’ve always liked them, and especially the relative quickness of them compared to full gloves – once you finish dividing for the thumb it’s an inch or two of … Continue reading ?


The random number generator chose #21, Sarah, for the winner of the 60 Quick Luxury Knits. Congrats! Please email me and I'll have the book shipped to you ASAP. I've been doing a little baking now that things are feeling a little more settled around here. Show More Summary


Rhinebeck came, and went in such a blur for me this year, that now almost a month later, I am just getting around to posting photos. I was only able to spend Saturday at the festival, as I had to...

Keeping up with Yesterday

I’m starting another project. I know, I know, I’m a little out of control.   I know I have Fox Paws, and I probably have another pair of socks due, and the sweater… There’s a lot on the needles, and … Continue reading ?

60 quick luxury knits

I have had been meaning on hosting a couple of giveaways but haven't had an opportunity with the changes in our lives... until now. I'm sure you have seen this book floating around. I'm pretty sure it was released back in August. 60 easy, elegant designs for a wide range of accessories. Show More Summary

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