Day 5

I had the good fortune to make a trip to Webs over the weekend with Nutmeg Knitter.  We had been invited for a small Ravelry/Malabrigo Junkies meetup, and decided to go for it! Back row from left: Jettachicky, Nina's daughter, NinaKnits, NutmegKnitter, PeacefulKnitter In front from left: Marymealittle, and rchrispy Unfortunately for me, I had two … Continue reading Day 5


I am woefully behind on knitting a sweater for a Knit-Along I joined this month.  In fact, when the month started, I wasn't even close to choosing what pattern to make, let alone knitting it!  I was vacillating between several patterns, but in the end decided to make Coraline by Ysolada Teague.  The pattern fit … Continue reading Challenged


Have you ever noticed a beautifully painted sign at a boutique type shop, the ones that say things like "Live, Laugh, Love", "I Hope You Dance", and "Simplify"?** Sweetie and I always laugh a little at the ones that suggest simplification while urging you to buy something utterly useless. The sentiment is well placed, however, … Continue reading Simplify

Knitting for Sweetie

I reserve the bulk of my knitting time to create handknits that someone will appreciate and use.  Most often, the recipient of my knitting gifts is Me.  But there is one other person who ranks high in the Use and Appreciation of Handknits department: my Sweetie. Not only does she show interest in what I … Continue reading Knitting for Sweetie

Yarn Pilgrimage

Friday's trip to Mecca WEBS proved to be both inspiring and fruitful.  There is so much beautiful yarn there, it's easy to feel overwhelmed.  But thanks to a courteous staff member, I was directed to the types of yarn I was looking for, and in what felt like no time at all I was surrounded … Continue reading Yarn Pilgrimage