Sunday, November 4, 2018


I love to knit, crochet and sew. But the yarn is my favorite. Because sewing is such a production. And knitting? Pull it out of my bag and go. Carry it to any  doctor appointment. Whatever! At work, in the car...there I am, needles in hand . And it's quiet. Except for the occasional swear word.
I love that I learned to crochet. It's a totally different art but no less delightful.
I came to it all relatively late but at least I got here. I hope my hands keep up with it for the rest of my life.
I can't help but think I could really do well if I got comfortable following a graph rather than written pattern.
Might give it a go again.

Thursday, November 1, 2018


It's my favorite kind of knitting project. One good day of work,the new mock cable stitch I adore. For Angela Branch.
In getting info about this hat I realized I know a lot about shaping a hat.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Balls and All

And an unrelated pot holder Samantha and I made.
This was a grueling task!


Of hats. Pics to come. Love the cool time of year!

Tuesday, October 16, 2018


The pattern I was trying just made me feel like a dunce. So I just made a pair with the mock cable stitch. Making a hat to go with it, seed stitch brim and then mock cables.
Oddly they do make my hands in all their arthritic glory feel better.
So! We keep going.

Friday, October 12, 2018


I have been trying to follow patterns and it's just making me crazy.
Sometimes I feel stupid!

Friday, September 28, 2018

What's Up

Many things and here they are...

The red is Mme. DeFarge's scarf. Lots of things going on with that. The pink thing is a unicorn in the works. Not sure how I feel about it.
Then the started out as a baby blanket but I did not like how it looked on bigger needles. So I shrunk it to a scarf and have been learning the stitch laboriously.
DeFarge is what has been coming to work with me, and as far as unicorn goes this might be my last one for awhile. It's a hassle with all the fiddly bits and stuffing. Yuck. I really hate the mane and ears.
So there we have it!