Hello All! After one big night of rain (and part of the next day too) last weekend, the rains have moved away from the Valley, leaving some very happy plants in their wake. The Bermuda grass threw out new sprouts, the hibiscus plants returned from the dead with a respectable show of leaves, and the … Continue reading Under the Big Top
Thank you all for your kind words on my last post, everyone. After I hit publish on that one, I put a dent in a box of tissues, and can now put my sadness away for a while. If you're looking for a happier post, or just want to ogle another knitter's stash, I think … Continue reading 2016 By The Numbers
Today Arizona is experiencing weather that people in other parts of the country will agree is truly cold. Never one to waste a sweater opportunity, I pulled out my Velma sweater. Now that I've woken up a bit more, I'm doubting the wisdom of that choice. The sweater was designed in 2002, and I knit … Continue reading Please Tell Me I Don’t Look Like I’m Wearing a Tea Cozy
The girls at Holla Knits have done it again, putting together a second collection of knits so irresistibly cute that once seen, they must be knitted. Here I am, wading in UFOs, and what do I do? Stop by the first yarn shop I can find and buy enough tweed for a lime green Sexxxy … Continue reading Uncle
1. Harem pants When these first came out, I examined them, considered how unflattering they are on so many body types (my own included), and decided they would be out of style within weeks. That was several seasons ago, and I'm still seeing them. Why? 2. Crop Tops Ugh. My own fashion taste tends towards … Continue reading Fashion Trends That Stress Me Out
I may not save the world, by buying clothes from Buffalo Exchange, but I do have a jump on refreshing my summer wardrobe.Now...a little Monday brain teaser. Which character in classic literature does my title reference?
I have always thought red nails were totally classic, channeling the Bette Davis/Rita Hayworth/Lauren Bacall vibe. On me, however, they seem out of place, and I have spent the day fearing that I will chip them digging in my purse, or fumbling for a door. Did Bette have to constantly touch up her nails?
No pictures today, dear readers. Please insert your own imaginary picture of me pleased as can be looking up at a dark gray sky outside my high-up office window. Last August I set out to Knit American, and explore a sustainable way of crafting. I have not bought exclusively American-sourced and -spun yarns since that … Continue reading Knit Brit
This weekend saw a lot of traffic via post. In between having a cold, being thankful that I came down with a cold over a long weekend, and eating a lot, I sent my beloved Frye Boots off to the Frye Refurbishing Center. They are inanimate objects, and cannot truly make my life complete in … Continue reading Post