Packing Up Fun

Packing Up Fun

When I was Montreal recently, I visited Robyn Grauer of┬áLes Lainages du Petit Mouton, a wool shop in the Western Island town of Pointe-Claire. I couldn’t help but notice a large box filled with dozens of handknitted dolls. It turns…

Fun with Leaves

Fun with Leaves

DH and I have spent several days dealing with the pile of leaves produced by our most spectacular ash trees in the front yard. I spent one day raking them into piles that DH could “vacuum”. Let me just say…

My Great-Grandkids

My Great-Grandkids

When Son One decided to become a goat herder, I didn’t realize how fast the family would grow. My husband and I jokingly referred to his first generation of goats as our kids. This spring their kids had kids so…

Folk Hearts

Folk Hearts

I’ve added another pattern to my Ravelry store! This one, called Folk Hearts (and modeled by my good friend’s most darling granddaughter) is designed for girls ranging from three to seven years old. It’s a simple sportweight pullover with a…

Photo Play

Photo Play

I’ve been secretly, and not so secretly, knitting projects to sell through my website and Ravelry. I had planned to photograph several projects last week, but local flooding changed everyone’s plans. The sun’s been out for the past few days,…

Frog A-Go-Go

Frog A-Go-Go

I took advantage of the beautiful weather and embroidered the faces on the String-A-Long Frogs. I apologize for the blurry photo — I think I was chuckling when I pushed the button on my camera. I wish I could see…

Froggy Days

Froggy Days

I’m having a lot of fun knitting Susan B. Anderson’s little frogs. As soon as I complete one body, I cast on for another. I’ve hardly stopped to eat. Here’s a whole pile of the little cuties. All that’s left…

My Children Go, Another Child Arrives

My Children Go, Another Child Arrives

Last week, our youngest graduated from high school and it seems only fitting that one of our nieces just welcomed a baby boy. It’s that whole “circle of life” thing. And the timing is perfect. Last month I met Susan…

Proof that Knitting is on the Rise

I went to a baby shower last weekend for a soon-to-be grandchild of one of the owners of my local knitting/weaving/spinning shop. Normally I knit a wee sweater for children of good friends but this year I’ve gotten myself a…

Sock Diversion

As some of you have noticed, I came to an abrupt halt in knitting my way through Sock Knitting Master Class. I do intend to get back to it–Melissa Morgan-Oakes cabled Terpander socks are calling to me–but I’ve had a…