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…

One down, one to go…

The best way to end a tumultuous day? Finish a wildly striped sock. The yarn – STR Tide Pooling in light weightThe pattern – my own basic toe up pattern 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();

The Saga Continues

The Mailbox Miscreants were back this weekend. Two new mailboxes for the farm are needed. Did you know there’s a device that you can attach to your mailbox that releases skunk oil when it’s bashed? 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();

Nap dream

Mid- afternoon I crawled on the bed for a nap. I didn’t really think I’d sleep but the idea felt good to me. I did sleep, and dream. The only dream I recall was being in an elevator. It was made of light cream colored marble. To change floors you had to slide a rectangle…

The Big Read

Jung-at-Heart had this list on her blog. I thought I’d give it a whirl. “The Big Read answers a big need. Reading at Risk: A Survey of Literary Reading in America, a 2004 report by the National Endowment for the Arts, found that not only is literary reading in America declining rapidly among all groups,…