After weeks of teasing, the monsoon season has finally sent rain to the Valley. Things kicked off with a microburst Saturday night. One minute, there was only the muggy afternoon, the next rain was coming down so hard it sounded like hail. Water splattered first the front windows, then the back as the storm winds … Continue reading Jumpsuits and Monsoons
Thanks everyone for giving me the space to cathart all over the place, as they say on Brooklyn 99. My wardrobe-related angst has subsided for the time being, and my new area of concern is these stripes. They are part of a gift project that I have been over for about a week. You know … Continue reading So Many Stripes
Tonight, briefly, a closeup of some very big yarn. Although I am comfortable picking (also called continental) now, for this super bulky yarn I found I got better leverage throwing. What are your strategies for knitting with bulky yarn?
Well hello again everyone. I think a month may have gone by, but I'm not sure. I didn't see it pass. November is the month for doing all the things, so let's see how long I last doing a post a day. Sound like fun? For most of October (which truly was barely here before … Continue reading Unstuck
Happy Thursday Knitters! Here in Kansas summer and fall are still duking it out in a battle of cool nights, muggy mornings, and afternoon sun, but I've begun to wade into my stack of fall magazines and patterns. It's a bit overwhelming. Fall is the season that most designers live for, and there is so … Continue reading Similar But Not the Same
You know that moment, when you have a dozen pressing tasks to attend to, and suddenly the most minute issue, one that has been lingering at the very bottom of your list for months, suddenly becomes The Most Important Issue To Address? That was me today. I crocheted a loop onto a potholder I knitted … Continue reading That’s Better
Thank you readers for sharing your suggestions for positive alternatives to all the political nastiness going on out there! Hearing about all your constructive activities was very encouraging. Knitting (and buying yarn) has remained my primary response to stress lately, which was all well and good until I realized I had four projects that had … Continue reading An Essential Quality in a Knitter