2020 Hindsight and a Look Forward

Sometime in September I needed the cargo van we use for Lost City Knits and went about clearing out things we just leave in the van between shows. The last time we touched hardware for the booth was in February at STITCHES West in California. Cleaning out the van provided a moment of reflection on…

Of Notebooks and Needles

  An ongoing task of mine is sorting through the boxed remnants of lives no longer lived. A barn here has a wall filled with boxes of photographs stuck to sheets in three ringed binders, mementos, a silver bell from Tiffany’s, all mixed in with scrapbooks and newspaper clippings of moments once deemed memorable but…

Conversation With A Non-Knitting Word Person

Chris, just making conversation while waiting for Denise to finish a row: “So, is that stockinette or garter stitch?” Denise, just wanting to finish a row: “This is stocking stitch.” “So that is stockinette, right. Same thing.” “Yes. Same thing.” “So why not say ‘stockinette’?” “I pretty much did. They’re synonyms.” “Fair enough. So…what is…