Mother’s Day 2014

From my mother I learned to sew. I was probably five or six when she started me with simple embroidery, as I recall, to pacify me on trips. During the summers we’d head to Arkansas or Missouri to camp and I can remember embroidering flowers on muslin with bright pretty cotton floss in pinks, purples…

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…

Training

The Ravellenics Games begin tomorrow and I’ve been having a dickens of a time with the long wait between deciding the pattern and yarn for this years event.  I’ll be participating in the Cast On Trapshoot, or as a friend calls it, the Cast On Crapshoot. The goal for COT is to complete 30% of…

Mayfest 2012 Recap

Ah, dang. I meant to write a nice little blog post about how great Tulsa Mayfest was several days ago and somehow the week slipped by and now the weekend has slipped by as well. To catch up… Last weekend was Mayfest, not just any old Mayfest but Tulsa’s 40th Mayfest International Art Festival. It’s…

Goal oriented thinking.

While the blog has been silent for two weeks, the blogger has been knitting. Knitting like a woman possessed some would say. I’ve been wearing my silk Aeolian a lot lately and have been eager to finish the green silk Laminaria that I cast on in mid-March. The joys of knitting with silk lace yarn…