In case I don’t have time

My situation oscillates between having too much time and not having enough time. I am very quickly moving into one of those not-enough-time periods so I’m going to post this now. Next Wednesday, I fly out to New Jersey to visit my sister. I will be there for the month of July so there are […]

The name of the game

The name of today’s game is obsession. The past two weekends, I have had the great pleasure of teaching Beginner’s Crochet and Next Steps in Crochet with Charlene at This is Knit. The demand for these classes pleases me no end because crochet has really gotten a bad rap. There is also a bizarre stigma […]

February Lady

I associate happy memories with Elizabeth Zimmermann’s Knitting Almanac. I bought it in November 2006 in the Barnes & Noble on Union Square in Manhattan. I remember not even opening the cover before I bought it: I wanted to save it for the train home. I wended my way back to Penn Station, the streets […]

FO – Yoke Detail Sweater

Pattern: Yoke Detail Sweater from Coastlines, by Debbie Bliss. Yarn: Pure Silk, 7 skeins (I made it longer in the body and sleeves). Needles: 4mm. Modifications: Well, I knit the body and sleeves in the round. The sleeves and body parts have raglan shaping so that the back comes up higher than the front. It […]

A few things

It has been an interesting few days. Let me start by showing you this. Did you know that chives flower? I didn’t! I finished my Turtles hat (ie, plain hat with turtle buttons sewn on) on Saturday afternoon. I know it looks a little bit pointy but it’s not noticeable when it’s on. Lamb’s Pride […]