You Rock!

You Rock!

We knitters are such nice people! I’m very pleased to announce that a total of 413 patterns were sold from my Ravelry site between Wednesday, September 13, and Wednesday, September 20, for a total of $1,900.25 raised for disaster relief!…

Happy 2016

Happy 2016

At the dawning of 2016, I want to take the opportunity to express my gratitude for all of you knitters who make my life of knitting possible. Through buying my books, patterns, and on-line Craftsy classes, you’ve allowed me to…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

It’s that time of year again when we reflect on our blessings and reach out to family and friends. As has become custom for me, I’ve purchased a Heifer Knitter’s Basket in honor of all my knitting friends and in…

Newlyweds

Newlyweds

Nothing gives me more hope for the future than weddings and the birth of babies. Last weekend my niece tied the knot with a man she’s known since high school (she’s a doctor now). The wedding took place in beautiful…

Hill Country Weavers Annual Retreat

Hill Country Weavers Annual Retreat

Last year over this weekend the Hill Country Weavers in Austin, Texas, held their first-ever retreat–Knitting In The Hills Getaway. I had the good fortune to be one of the first teachers (Romi Hill was the other). Because this was…

Finished Cowl

Finished Cowl

This weekend we had dinner with Vicki, who has started chemo for breast cancer. She was delighted with the cowl I knitted out of mink yarn (the pattern is called Stratosphere) — it seems that Vicki is very sensitive to…

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

As I snuggled up with my knitting and a warm cup of tea under a handknitted (and handspun!) alpaca blanket last night, I reflected on how important knitting is to my life. To pass on the joy, I’ve ordered a…

Chemo Cowl

Chemo Cowl

My friend Vicki recently had a double mastectomy and is scheduled to begin chemo right after Thanksgiving (she said she didn’t want her hair falling out while she was cooking the big feast). To help her keep warm, I’ve decided…

Remembering Bonnie

Remembering Bonnie

Last week my dear friend Bonnie died of stomach cancer. I first met Bonnie about five years ago when I led a knit-along at a local yarn shop. That knit-along turned into a knitting group that has met every Saturday…