Journal Swap!

See all the cool stuff? Those are from my journal swap partner. Her name is Jinn and she’s amazing.  What pray tell is a journal swap partner? Here’s the skinny. On Ravelry there are groups for all sorts of hobbies and interests beyond just knitting. As some of you may know I’ve been keeping a…

A Winner announced!

This is weird and I guess may give something away about me. No one chose my favorite dog movie. But cgirlslife mentioned Old Yeller and then passed on choosing it because she doesn’t like to cry. I appreciate a good cry. Bawling my eyes out over a beloved pet is not an unusal reaction for…

For the organizing geeks…

Paul (our trusty USPS guy) just delivered my new Namaste circular needle case! 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(); I love things with pockets or cubbies. A good backpack, a purse with sections and slots for pens, a wallet with the change…

Ravelry to the Rescue

Everyone preaches the necessity of gauge swatching. There’s a reason. Normally I’m spot on gauge, but not this time.  The gauge for the sweater with a size 7US is supposed to be 19 stitches and 24 rows = 4 inches. I was no where near that with my first swatch. Naturally I’m not knitting with…

Knitting preparedness.

One sign of a smart knitter is someone who has the right knitting project on the needles at the right time. A planner, someone who looks ahead and can be prepared for any situation. 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(); Apparently I…

Thank goodness it's Monday!

A whole new week is at hand. I know I know, some, if not most, people bemoan a Monday. Not only does it signal the demise of a weekend, it offers a new beginning, another chance to balance life – and that’s nothing to wheeze at. var gaJsHost = ((“https:” == document.location.protocol) ? “https://ssl.” :…