Comfort Knitting

You’ve heard of comfort food right?  This morning I told Chris I didn’t feel well and I needed comfort knitting.  It’s that knitting that isn’t frivolous and isn’t fancy.  It just makes you feel good.  And usually it’s fast.  I think this is part of why people knit dish clothes (although I’ve never done it…

Crimson Orchid goodies!

 Recently I won a prize over on Seasons of Lace and the goodies from Crimson Orchid arrived this week! Below are three stitch marker sets, each with it’s own ring to keep them organized when not in use.  The largest ring is a Row Counter Bracelet – it’s really fun!  Each of the two coils…

Word for the Day

Here on the creek we like a good cryptic crossword puzzle, primarily The Nation’s puzzle.  It arrives weekly and both households take pencil to paper and exorcise our brain cells to twist and turn the clues into  the words that only the likes of Frank W Lewis can pull out of his hat.  Mr Lewis…

Lovin' the tote!

The felted journal tote rocks!  Here it is after sewing on the wooden button with swirls that I bought at SWAK.  Next step is adding the strap, which won’t happen until I make it back to civilization.  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 =…

Steaming

Today Chris bought me a new tea kettle because my old one’s valve was stuck and it no longer whistled.   The new one is pretty and shiny.  But it has problems releasing the pressure within.  Instead of a nice fine whistle, it sounds like a slow ….. fart. The tea kettle is going back…