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We have a name!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The pattern isn’t actually a labyrinth or a maze at all. But that was a popular theme with people suggesting names. I even got a couple of votes that indicated people liked the labyrinth theme. I dug around a little, did some research online, and thought that perhaps Knossos would be a good name for […]

It’s looking like a sweater

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

The flurry of massive cleaning that happened last week is a fading memory. Luckily, the house stays clean longer than the painful memories of getting that way remain. Most of them, anyway. It’s so nice to have a clean house again! Our wonderful company, the friends we did all that cleaning for (honestly, we should […]

Stitches, friends, yarn

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Stitches West. Where do I even start? It was wonderful. But then, it’s always wonderful: the friends, the yarn, the books, the yarn, the pajama party, the yarn, the prize I collected and donated to the pajama party, the Ravelry party, the yarn, the buttons, knickknacks, needles, and fleece. Oh, and the yarn. And the […]


Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I have officially restarted the West Coast Swing cardi. In case I didn’t say so before, it’s knit from the hem up in one piece to the armholes where it splits for the back and fronts. That part is the same as before. I have 7,749 stitches done so far (27 rows of 287 stitches […]

Spanish Dancer, Kumasi, etc

Monday, July 12, 2010

I’ve been so, so bad about blogging. I know. You noticed, didn’t you? No word from me in ages. My excuse, and I’m sticking to it, is that I prepared to be away for a month, I was gone for a month, and I’ve been recovering from having been gone for a month. We were […]


Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Watching the amaryllis change every day is awe inspiring. The bulb has been busy since yesterday. In the afternoon the flower buds started to move apart from each other. This morning they looked like this:

The flower buds themselves don’t look much different than yesterday. But the first leaves down below grew a bit.


The small strawberry […]

Happy Easter

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Wishing you and yours a fine, joy-filled, spring day, whether or not you celebrate Easter.
The buds are bigger than yesterday, and there’s some lovely color on this one that darkens toward the base. Plus, it’s starting to grow a leaf. Floral multitasking at its finest.

Coffee anyone?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

You maybe, but not me. Sorry to tease you. Even after years of the occasional attempt, and actually (at least sometimes) enjoying the smell of it, I still abhor coffee. The coffee I’m talking about here is the color. Colors. My good friend Denise (sadly blogless) loves her coffee, and each week as I work […]

New beads

Monday, June 8, 2009

It’s official. I’m delighted that I ripped out all that knitting and all those beads last week and started over with different beads. Though for a lot of things I do like matching the color of the beads to the yarn so that the beads just add a little sparkle, a little texture, it turns […]

Yarn tasting

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

On Monday the Knit Knight crowd got together as usual, but we had a treat. Denise saw recently that the fine folk at ArtFibers are beginning to send kits around for a yarn tasting, sets of yarn with plenty to swatch with, so she signed us up. Monday was the day. Denise got there early […]