We’re in!

We’ve spent the past several nights in the new house. Our mattress from the farmhouse is on the floor. The pantry is full. We have two chairs and a dining table from the barn. While Chris was showering yesterday morning I stepped out on to the balcony, no shoes and just a thin silky robe…

A Visit from The Traveling Shawl

As arrival of the shawl neared I began focusing on the women who have been touched by breast cancer, those I know and those I don’t. It is both heartbreaking and heartening. Once the shawl arrived and I knit my rows and began talking about the shawl I experienced another connection. A reporter from the…

Creek Hiking Shawl!

My Laminaria is off the wires and already had several outings. This week we took the shawl to the most appropriate place I could imagine for a shawl named for kelp – the creek that cuts through our farm. The photos below were taken directly below our house, which is perched on the bluff overlooking…

A little lace tease

I blocked my Laminaria shawl this weekend. Oooh la la it’s pretty! The incredible yarn from Joy at The Knitting Goddess gives it an ethereal feel that’s sexy and light. Here’s the Stats – Laminaria designed by Elizabeth Freeman Knitty – Spring 2008 Size 4 lace circ needle Alpaca/cashmere lace yarn from The Knitting Goddess…

The Traveling Shawl at Six Months

Six months ago I was having a trying day but received a message from an Internet friend, Kay Meadors, which altered my day, and my goals as a knitter. Kay wrote:“I just had the most wonderful idea! We need to start a shawl and try to get knitters from all 50 states to knit a…

Knitting the Threads of Time – a review

Knitting the Threads of Time by Nora Murphy$14 US, p183New World Library, 2009 For many modern knitters the process of knitting is either creative or process driven. For Nora Murphy, the author of Knitting the Threads of Time, it’s also about connections – historical, emotional and spiritual. During the long dark months of a recent…

Laminaria update

It’s really tough to knit intricate lace when your mouth hurts. It’s really tough to knit intricate lace when your head hurts. It’s really tough to knit intricate lace at any given moment. Dang. The Laminaria has kicked my butt time and again during the last few weeks. Usually I’m really good at counting. I…

Estonia

For knitters who are enjoying or interested in Nancy Bush’s new book Knitted Lace of Enstonia by Interweave Press – I was listening to the weekly Rick Steves Travel Podcast and the newest show was on Estonia. It was quite informative regarding the history of the area and the current travel situation. Sadly no one…