I woke up this morning really missing my aunt, who passed away suddenly in June. I feel like, when I knit (but only with good yarn), I'm talking to her. I think about my childhood in Oregon and California and how much I miss the Pacific Ocean, the Redwoods, the Cascades, and I remember that… Continue reading Memories
A couple of weeks ago, I announced that I'd have a book of patterns coming out this fall. This is very exciting news. Not just for me, but for all the people out there who keep asking me for a pattern to some of the wacky designs I create off the top of my distracted… Continue reading What’s Mine Is Yours: Giveaways of a Sort
My Dear Readers, my first book of patterns will be out in the fall! Info to come soon.
...many knitters and crocheters make items for a size of women that, mostly, don't exist--excruciatingly tiny girl-women. These patterns look great on models, but they look like potato sacks on the rest of us.
What are you up to these days, My Dear Makers? Knitting, crocheting, weaving, painting, writing...Whatever you're creating, please share your beautiful work here with all of us!
Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know...Umberto Eco I don't know about you, but I'm one of those knitter/crocheters (and writer/readers, for that matter) who begins a project and gets so freaking inspired by the work of it that I come up… Continue reading It’s As Good to Have Half-Finished Projects as It is to Have Half-Finished Books
Rose Garden Shawl by TiffaniLynneCrochet I've been working on this piece for several weeks now. I picked it up right after my grandmother died. There's something about loss or gain, good or bad feelings and experiences, that make you want to create something new if you're a creative type. I'm that type, so I began… Continue reading Rose Garden Shawl
(Jean Borgos Burnett in far left corner kneeling among her husband's-James Faye Burnett's-Oklahoma kin. 1947) The world has lost two great influences in the last few weeks, my grandmother and David Bowie. At first sight, you'd be hard-pressed to find a decent connection between the two. One was born in 1922 in Brooklyn, New York… Continue reading What My Grandmother and David Bowie Had in Common
I visited my grandmother, Virginia-Lee Beaird-Fitzgerald, last week, and like always our conversation drifted back to where she came from and what her mother and grandmothers were like. You might be wondering why I'd mention her entire name up there. If you knit or crochet, it should be obvious--that's the most Celtic name a human… Continue reading A Quilted History