Happy New Year, pals. Yes, the pattern book is still on the burner, but as you know, we are all just climbing out of the remains of 2020, hoping for a much better 2021. Right now, at least in the United States, the coronavirus is still raging and has taken a good many lives and… Continue reading A New Year, A New Hope
Dear pals, I've been dealing with some health issues, so the pattern book has been pushed back to December. It should be available then, and I will continue to updatw everyone soon. Thanks for your patience. I hope everyone is enjoying autumn. What are you all working on.
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
My Dear Readers, my first book of patterns will be out in the fall! Info to come soon.
Claudia Barbosa, Pexels Just hit up Google and you'll find a million articles insisting that suffering and creativity go hand in hand. I know a lot of people disagree with this notion, but really, there are many examples of when someone under great duress created their masterpiece. Immediately, I think of the Russians, as they… Continue reading Suffering and Creativity
There's something so enticing about a clean slate, the option to start anew. Each season is a clean slate for me, a movement towards to the future. But sometimes, I actually stop and notice the present. I've passed by this sign, probably, a thousand times in the past decade, but today I stopped and took… Continue reading What would you write here?
...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.
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
(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