December Is Here

It’s the third day of December. For some reason it doesn’t seem like December to me but I’ll probably catch up with the rest of the world at some point. It’s a gorgeous morning here. The sun will be cresting the top of the trees soon and it will be partly cloudy and in theContinue reading “December Is Here”

Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks

This photo is a reminder of what I can do when I put my mind, and hands, to it. All of my 4 ounce bobbins ready to ply. I really enjoyed that summer. I can do it again as long as I take care of myself and stay on top of things. Age really isContinue reading “Never Too Old To Learn New Tricks”

Time To Slow Down

As you may have already figured out…I love to knit. But the lace patterned green socks took a lot out of me and with the change in weather factored in it’s time for me to slow down a bit and stick to something simple like the stocking stitch cowl. I’m using a 16″ size fourContinue reading “Time To Slow Down”

A Little Taste Of Winter

If we had a fireplace I’d be camped out in front of it, coffee and knitting at hand. There is nothing particularly cozy about central heating but there are no ashes to shovel and there is none of that left-over smoke odor lingering for days on end either. So we’ll just trudge along with ourContinue reading “A Little Taste Of Winter”

My Hands Need A Break!

I did it. Both heels are finished and the socks are back on one needle. The rest of it is lace all the way to the top of the sock, but this project is going to go into temporary ‘time-out’ so my hands can recover. I’m not a tight knitter by any means, but sizeContinue reading “My Hands Need A Break!”

Rearranging. Again.

Now that my studio/workroom is de-cluttered I decided it was time to move the Kromski spinning wheel and the baskets of fiber and spinning wheel accessories out of the bedroom and back where they belong. I still have two wheels in the bedroom but they are more decorative these days. With this arrangement I canContinue reading “Rearranging. Again.”

Setting Goals

Instead of flitting from one knitting project to another and still having too many UFO’s (Un Finished Objects) lurking in project bags it occurs to me that if I just think about what I’m trying to accomplish and set goals for each project then I’ll probably find that I finish multiple projects more quickly. AfterContinue reading “Setting Goals”

Look What I Found!

So, there I was. Stash diving for a skein of yarn for the next pair of socks after I’ve finished the two pairs I’m working on now. I happened to spy a couple of familiar looking skeins of yarn in a bag and thought to myself, “Didn’t I start a project with two more ofContinue reading “Look What I Found!”

Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!

The storms last night split and went north and south of us and I don’t believe we got a single drop! It happens from time to time and we really need the rain. It started clouding up this morning and a little while ago I looked out and…it was raining! A nice, slow, steady rain.Continue reading “Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!”

Interesting Development

I’m very definitely NOT going to use ribbing on the top of these socks. I gave it a try and it’s too difficult to see the purl stitches. So. Plain stocking stitch it is for the feet on this pair and I’ll just knit a couple of inches of ribbing at the top of theContinue reading “Interesting Development”