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A trip home.

I had the fortune of traveling to the NY/NJ area a few weekends ago. It was my "pregnancy gift to thyself". I spent the weekend in Rhinebeck, NY surrounded by knits, fleece, friends and apple cider donuts and the week...

Five Things

1. I went to Edmonton for Stix in the City, (put on by the lovely sisters at River City Yarns) and it was pretty great. 2. I knew it was a good omen when I ran into Lucy in the … Continue reading ?

Girl Scouts Should Play By the Rules

At the risk of turning this into a Girl Scout Daisy blog, I’ve got 12 minutes before I have to pack Ellie’s lunch and just want to share this because it went so well yesterday. Every Girl Scout Troop has … Continue reading ?

Hello. Is it me you're looking for?

Oh the ever inevitable blog hiatus. Friends and knitters, life throws us curve balls, hail storms and road blocks. In this year of 2014 I think I got thrown all three (and MORE). It all started in January when my...

WiP Wednesday

It’s Wednesday! I know what to do on Wednesdays. It’s been a while but I’m not completely out of the game. Wanna see my WiPs? Since its’ Socktober, it’s mainly SiPs. In this case, both are pretty plain vanilla. First up, Fluormania Socks! This is the Neon Beach color. The glow on this yarn is […]

moving on

Thanks so much for all of your well wishes. I so appreciate them. I truly have learned so much over the last few years. It's been a major time of growth. And one thing that I reminded myself over and over and I share with my kids is... Show More Summary

i'm going back

Okay... Sorry to skip back a couple of months, but I can't seem to go forward until I explain what has happened in my life. You guessed it. I fell in love and tied the knot. And we did it the way that felt completley right. We eloped to the King County court house in Seattle, Washington. Show More Summary

By the skin of my teeth

I finished Acer just in time for Rhinebeck.  Not totally in time for the whole thing, but in time for at least Sunday and that seems like it still counts.  I was feeling pretty good about how the whole thing … Continue reading ?

Cognitive recalibration

I’ve once again joined the ranks of the unemployed (my job contract ended) hopefully not for too long, but while I’m here I decided to take full advantage and get out into the world to visit friends that live elsewhere. … Continue reading ?

Wool Days

I’m back from Rhinebeck, and oh, it was lovely. I share this time each year with the same group of great knitters, and it’s such a treat to be together for several days once a year.   Rhinebeck feels like a … Continue reading ?

Dreaming of a Chilly Saturday

I have been a little lax in the commitment I made last month to post more often. The thing is, and I know a lot of you will completely understand, I am an obsessive knitter. Once I have a project...

Four things

Four things that happened this morning. 1. I stayed up super late, but I got all the sweater pieces finished, and washed, and semi-blocked. By semi-blocked, I mean that I laid it out sort of orderly on the rack of … Continue reading...

Maybe it’s required

This year, I swore it would be different.  This year, I swore that I would get a grip, and not do this to myself, and just opt out of the madness, because it’s totally optional. This year, when I finished … Continue reading ?

If a Knitter has a minute

After I finished Myrie’s sweater, I decided to follow in the grand tradition of knitting the littlest cousins matching things. (It’s not actually a tradition. I just made that up.)  it seemed a waste to not make the most of … Continue reading ?


I thought it was high time I dusted off the blog and posted something a bit less depressing. And what is more exciting around these blog parts than socks? It’s Socktober and I couldn’t be happier! I started out by casting on all the things. Or at least it felt like it. I’ve finished 2 […]

More wool than sugar and spice

What a weekend. I charged through Thanksgiving, Myrie’s first birthday party, a quick sail, and tons of cooking and family and it was the very best kind of busy,  although I feel now like having a little lie down. Still, … Continue reading ?

Hello I must be going

Wow, thanks so much for all your comments on the giveaway post, knitters! All of you have some impressive accessory knitting already up on deck. I’m pleased to share that commenter #344, Mary Beth, is the winner of the book … Continue reading ?

It’s a good day to be a knitter

I’ve been going full steam ahead on Minni, and I’m delighted to announce that after much effort and no end of fiddling around, it’s almost done. I finished the sleeve the other evening. I stayed up way too late, practically … Continue reading ?

That Time of Year (and a book giveaway)

All signs are definitely pointing to fall around here – and not just signs of the pumpkin spiced consumer goods variety, or the sudden heaps of pumpkins and decorative gourds at the grocery store. Signs like, all of a sudden … Continue reading ?

Counting is hard

Last night I sat down to accomplish the 30 rounds I needed to do in order to meet my sweater deadline.  I was pretty tired, and the work’s going slowly, and I have, as Quiltyknitwit (I love your names) pointed … Continue reading ?

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