Update on the Traveling Shawl

News, 50th knitter, and Donations The Traveling Shawl – benefitting Komen For The Cure and breast cancer research. The shawl is now on it’s way to our 50th knitter! This week as I traded emails with our 50th knitter, Lynda in Wisconsin, I learned that she is a perfect person to put the final rows…

Aeolian Take Two

This is how the day goes… Good breakfast, great cup of coffee. Second cup of coffee. Start two batches of soap in the studio. Return to house to face… The blue silk mess that was too much to face last night. I grab the laptop for music. The reading glasses for sight. A glass of…

Reviving a lost art

In this fast paced crazy immediate gratification world when was the last time you wrote a letter? Honestly for me it’s been a little while. Notecards yes – a week or two ago. I really do miss writing letters though. When I was younger I had numerous pen pals. My first must have been when…

Yarn Harlot

Apparently a woman/knitter/american is stalking the Yarn Harlot. Let’s support the Harlot and hope the authorities stop the person from her evil unwarranted tirade and help with her mental health issues. var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” : “http://www.”);document.write(unescape(“%3Cscript src=’” + gaJsHost + “google-analytics.com/ga.js’ type=’text/javascript’%3E%3C/script%3E”)); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker(“UA-xxxxxx-x”);pageTracker._trackPageview();

Playing for Change

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Aeolian Fever

Really – it must be a disease – an exotic fever. Elizabeth Freeman brought it in from the Mojave Desert and infected countless knitters across the globe. We should have seen it coming after the Laminaria incident of 2008. Needless to say – I’ve caught it. Aeolian Fever. My first Aeolian, which I dearly love,…

What's for lunch?

I love when the Armenian cucumbers show up at the farmers market. For a few short weeks each summer we have Chilled Cucumber Soup with Lavender for lunch. It’s the perfect cool lunch on a hot day and it’s easily made ahead – even for several days worth. Chilled Cucumber Soup with Lavender 1 Armenian…

Swappin' Good Fun!

Since back in February when the Mailbox Miscreants destroyed our mailboxes several weeks in a row we’ve been driving into Hulbert (eight miles away) to pick up mail once or thrice a week. Usually it’s junk mail, a few magazines, and bills. Not much fun stuff. But today – today my swap box arrived! An…

The Age Old Question

When I woke this morning I had the same question on my mind as when I went to bed. Will my second Aeolian be silk or zephyr? Silk or Zephur? Silk or Zephur? Silk or Zephur? Last night I finished row 22 of the Edging Set-Up Chart. Visible yarn choices later in the day…it’s 4am…