Swatching Walker – post 1

A Treasury of Knitting Patterns, Volume I, Chapter 10 – Lace Basic Faggoting Stitch Turkish Stitch Purse Stitch Feather Faggot Ms Walker starts the Lace chapter by introducing us to Faggoting, which I’ve generally seen used for separating patterns or as an edging stitch.  Sometimes it’s a main feature.  The Basic Info: I’ve used a…

Swatching Walker – a beginning

Like many knitters, when I choose a lace project it’s often a response to admiring a stitch pattern in the design or seeing a finished shawl or scarf.  Call it a response to the “ooh pretty – must make” impulse. Sometimes I get part of the way through a project and realize that I’m either…

A few thoughts on aging

When a handsome man looking across the breakfast table says – “You’re aging well”,  you know it’s going to be a good day.   Acknowledging your age is part of accepting and embracing the changes.  Whether those changes are gray hair, decreased stamina, wrinkles or rouge chin hairs they are simply part of the process.…

Blog GIveaway!

 No – neither I nor anyone is giving away their blog but Lazy Kate is celebrating her 100th blog post by having a giveaway – an incredible giveaway!  She’s offering up three skeins of her handspun yarn!  How cool is that?  Knitters, whether they are spinners or not, all know the time, skill and creativity…

Kate Scores!

Knitters – check this out!  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(); It’s been several years but you’ll understand why I have the urge to start haunting the flea markets and thrift stores again. Hooray for Kate!

Who Dat? And a Lily in Red.

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Tulsans –

August: Osage County is the best thing I’ve ever seen at the PAC.  There are numerous reasons this play is winning awards and accolades.   Quoting Christopher – “Elote is the new Halim & Mimi’s“.  The puffy taco is great but the sweet corn tamales rock my world. Stay safe and warm. var gaJsHost =…

Sweetpea

It’s been twenty-five years and you still amaze me. Happy Birthday Hillarey 2var 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();

Happy New Year!

“Isn’t she a bit late?” you may be asking yourself but today is the day celebrated as Druid New Year.   The Druids were the priests and educators of Gaul – ancient Ireland.  The ancient Celts had a fascinating culture that celebrated both the male and female in spiritual terms.  While highly educated for their…

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