So, it appears I am a softie. As the mother of two growing boys, I don’t often get requests from them for handmade things. And so when one of them says, “Mom, can you knit me a sweater?” you can bet I first pick my jaw up off the floor and then I say, “of […]Read More: Of hoodies and granny squares
Month: September 2011
I wish I loved to clean
For some people, the process of keeping house is a joy – it makes them feel especially good to maintain a clean and comfortable nest for their families. Oh, how I wish I were like that! Don’t get me wrong, I do feel good when I manage to be all domestic, make a nice supper, […]Read More: I wish I loved to clean
It’s finished! It’s finished! It’s finished!
aaaaand, it’s going to be 80+ degrees by this afternoon. Harumph. So I probably won’t be wearing my new Tea Leaves Cardigan today, but I’m happy to know it’s finished and ready to go, as soon as the warm+muggy stuff leaves and the crisp+cool stuff returns. I guess I needn’t have worried about finishing in […]Read More: It’s finished! It’s finished! It’s finished!
Well, hello there!
You know how when you run into an old friend that you haven’t seen for twenty years, you don’t really know how to start the conversation? Or how to catch up on everything that’s happened to you since the last time you met? I kind of feel like that when I’ve let some time slip […]Read More: Well, hello there!
I had my little henchmen each choose two random numbers, which gives me our four winners: Missy, Zoe, Gayle, and Jodie! Congratulations, ladies. I’ll be emailing you in a few minutes to get the snail mail addresses where I can send your knit or crochet bags. Thanks, everyone, for playing along!Read More: Bag ladies
Knit like the wind
I’ve been listening to past episodes of Brenda Dayne’s Cast-On podcast lately. The podcast opens with a male voice urging, “knit! knit like the wind!” I get a chuckle out of that every time, mainly because my own knitting experience is usually anything but urgent. I limit my knitting time to an hour or two […]Read More: Knit like the wind
It’s in the bag (a giveaway)
I have this disorder. I think the official name for it is Can’t Resist Putting my Logo and Photos on Stuff-itis. VistaPrint sends me email all of the time with special offers inside, and I have to tell you, most of the time I just delete them unopened because I know this about myself: if […]Read More: It’s in the bag (a giveaway)
Pillowcase dresses are a favorite thing of mine to make, although I don’t do it very often. In theory, there are few things easier to make than this. I say “in theory” because today the process was anything but easy. User error. And plenty of it. Ever have one of those days where you just […]Read More: Twin tops
Riding the rails
Last weekend we took a train ride. We missed the first leg of the journey – the train chugged right past us, as we were pulling into the station – but we went up and got our prepaid tickets from the counter anyway, and were told that we could meet up with the train in […]Read More: Riding the rails
School starts this morning. 6th grade for one (middle school!) and 3rd grade for the other. In some ways I feel like summer never really got off the ground around here. But in many other ways, it certainly did. Fun was had, memories were made… and now we look forward to another season. I love […]Read More: Farewell, summer!