Mad for Silk!

I’ve knit a repeat or two now on the llama lace stole, Encaje de la LLama, and love the cinnamon color. The champagne silk I bought from Amy of Madelinetosh is in queue as well. I’ve decided on the Gossamer Star Scarf from the Summer 08 Interweave Knits for this luscious yarn. Fingering through my…

Relief

I’m creating relief for myself. I’ve placed overwhelming tasks on my schedule that simply are not compatible with the season – the season of my life – the farming season. It’s spring, almost summer, and I’m trying to read a 600-page history book. While John Adams is very interesting – I would probably be happier…

SWAK Knit out!!!!

I’ve signed up for the SWAK Knit Out Weekend! Saturday and Sunday will be spent learning at the feet of the master of free form knitting Valentina Devine. My friend Cathy and I are riding and rooming together. As she said – it’s a Knittingpalooza!! Spread across my bed ready for packing on Friday when…

Did you know?

That you can get a daily dose of Samuel Pepys? Pepys journaled the details, sometimes intimately, of his life in London from 1660-1669. During this time span many significant events occurred including the great plague of London and the Reformation of England. From time to time I’ve picked up Pepys’s diary and it rides a…

Girls Gone Wild!

Dudes – what happens when two reasonably intelligent knitters have that second glass of wine during knit night at the wine bar? One finishes a single row of beaded knitting on her shawl, the other traipses through the intricacies of Entrelac. They discuss wine, imported cheeses, travel, and then they pack up their knitting and…

Serendipity

written 3/20/08 I’ve long been a fan of the serendipitous moments in life and in books. Last week while reading the tail end of War and Peace I finally read the passage where Aunt Anna finished knitting. I had Chris’s second STR Haida sock in my purse. • Pierre went into the children, and the…