The hours are counting down. It's the final moments of September. I was chasing the sun to get decent group photos of September's Liberated Orphan Wips. You're probably wondering if I managed to get those last two projects done. Presenting finished project number eight: Dishie in Ohio. I bought the softest cotton yarn while I was…Read more The sun sets on September
Buttons come in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors. Early buttons were flat and fit into a loop. The first button is around 5000 years old while the first button with button holes appeared in Germany around the 13th century. The first button makers guild was formed in 1250 in France. The first political…Read more Button, button, who’s got the button?
This past week was the Equinox. A day of balance. There are 12 hours of light and 12 hours of dark. The sun and earth are in geometrical alignment. September is traditionally a tough month for me at the day job. I always struggle to maintain a good work-home life balance. This year was no exception.…Read more The Equinox
You can always change your plan, but only if you make one. You find the perfect pattern and the perfect yarn to go with it. Excitedly, you cast on and faithfully follow the pattern. About 3/4 of the way in you realize, this is the silliest and most convoluted way to make said object. You…Read more Hats: Some Assembly Required
Life is about using the whole box of crayons. ~RuPaul We all tend to have our favorite colors or combinations of colors we gravitate towards. Since I was about four or five, purple has been a favorite color of mine, but there's an entire world of color out there. This year, I wanted to branch…Read more A Cloth of Many Colors
Don't ever let anyone dull your sparkle. I love wearing hand knit socks with beads. No one can see them, but I know my socks have a little bling. It makes my feet feel extra special. Perfect for the gray gloomy days that are coming in the PNW. I used to shy away from adding…Read more Twinkle Toes
Deceit: the action or practice of deceiving someone by concealing or misrepresenting the truth. So many interesting things can be concealed in the shadows. The element of darkness makes everything mysterious. You never know what's lurking around the next corner. The Imperial War Museum of London has a display of gadgets used by World War…Read more Shadows, Spies & Hats