I love it when a plan comes together. ~ The A Team Que the theme music. My goal this month was to liberate nine Orphan wips. I had a plan. It changed as the month progressed. This morning I was still unsure how much knitting time I was going to have through out the day…Read more Final Count Down
Occasionally, the British hubby will proof read a post for me. Last week, I quoted the Jamaican Proverb, "You can’t have two faces under one hat. " He promptly responded, "The Roman God, Janus, could have two faces under one hat." He's right of course. Janus is represented by a double faced head and is…Read more Short Row Hats
Distance sometimes lets you know who's worth keeping and who's worth letting go. ~ Anonymous. Some how, it's the last weekend in August. It's my last big push to liberate at least eight Orphan wips. Earlier in the month, I received the 20th Anniversary Edition of Interweave Knits. It was full of amazing patterns I wanted…Read more Love it or Leave it!
"The truth about socks is that they're humble and beautiful and noble, and in their lowness they're the highest form of art." ~ Stephanie Pearl-McPhee from Knitting Rules! I love the idea of wearing art on my feet. Each sock is a little master piece. I prefer to knit my master pieces cuff down which means…Read more Kick up Your Heels
You can't have two faces under one hat. ~ Jamaican Proverb It's Tuesday again. That means hats. Today, I'm going to chat a bit about making hats with stripes. When knitting stripes in the round, you may notice your stripes don't line up when changing colors. How frustrating! Knitting a jogless stripe in the round,…Read more The Jogless Join
Last week, I talked about the Dog Days of Summer. Typically, this ends around August 11. This past week, the Dog Days of Summer were in full force in the PNW with highs in the upper 80's to mid 90's. Any type of crafting becomes rather challenging. It's hard to get excited about creating warm…Read more Break in the Heat Wave
The Dog Days of Summer was named for the most sultry period of summer. In early times, this was observed in countries bordering the Mediterranean. This period ranged from 20 days before to 20 days after the alignment of Sirius (dog star) and the sun. Traditionally, this is July 3rd from August 11th. It seems like…Read more The Dog Days of Summer