Just read a funny bit, Handfuls of Trouble on The Corybantic Badger blog. It's an entertaining look back on how stupid kid decisions (and the resulting incidents) made in childhood influence one's life many years into adulthood. Reminded me of my own story. A few evenings ago, I was telling Hubs how I got this really cool scar on the second knuckle … Continue reading Ah, the foibles of youth . . .
So, I have been avoiding cables and chart reading for a while. Not because I was afraid of them, but mainly because I just didn't want to have to use my brain while I knit. You see, knitting for me has been a stress relief activity that allowed me to busy my hands and focus … Continue reading Used My Brain
Today's post is short. But sweet. Seems like a lot of knitters enjoy tea (and cats, but I'm allergic). So I'll post my tastings occasionally in case you find it interesting. Found Shang Tea (in Kansas City's Crown Center) at the Midwest Tea Fest last month. Was an awesome event and enjoyed tasting various teas, … Continue reading Mmmm . . . Tea . . .
No, not the dangerous, serial killer type. I'm talking about one of the most knitted patterns on Ravelry, Martina Behm's Hitchhiker scarf/shawlette pattern. At the time of this writing, there are 20,131 (oops, nope . . . 20,133) Hitchhiker projects in Ravelry's database. And it's easy to see why . . . this pattern works well … Continue reading Have you picked up a Hitchhiker lately?
Some have asked about my blog's purple-y gold banner. It's my Jewel fhp Shawl that I test knitted for Casapinka on Ravelry. I just love the colors in this yarn! It's Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (the 20 stands for 20% cashmere!) in the colorway Jewel. Cashmere is my most favorite fiber to knit with. The … Continue reading A Pretty Jewel for a Rainy Day
...so I decided to start a blog. Here's my first entry! I am an avid knitter (ask my husband) and some-times crocheter. I usually purchase pretty skeins of yarn that I see in the yarn shops. The fun begins when I match them up with the perfect pattern that will bring out the best qualities … Continue reading Welcome to the 21st Century…