Friday, November 18, 2011


Have you played around with the free picnik application?

It is so much fun

and because I should be doing more productive things,

it's even more fun!

Some people don't believe in digital photography
(my husband thinks it's a little like cheating)

but I'm amazed at the images I can create.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

A new chapter

Maybe not a new blog

Maybe just getting back into the world of blogging

I had lost interest

There was nothing new to say, nothing new to photograph
And it seemed like there were so many other really interesting blogs to read

...but I've rediscovered my love of sewing,
and I still love my knitting,
and I think I do have something to add to this blog

I've discovered what I already knew.
I've discovered that for me,
it's really all about the process
and not about the end result

I simply enjoy the act of making something
so I'm working on slowing down,
correcting things that aren't quite right,
redoing if necessary,
feeling proud of the result

because it was done with care and attention
because it was done right.

Saturday, November 12, 2011

If anybody is still out there...
I'm thinking about starting a new blog.
I need a clean slate.
Does anyone know how to shut down an old blog, but somehow save the contents?
I would love some advice...

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

just a little knitting

A quick and fun little knit
the superior cowl, found on Ravelry

It feels good to make a few quick things
& avoid the bog of sweater knitting!

Happy New Year!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010


just love it!
and now I understand why 
16500 (!!)
have been knit
all over the world.

2 skeins, yarn held double

Thursday, November 18, 2010

like ripping off a Band Aid

I's another pink sweater
...but I started it back in September and this one is "earthy" and cool.

*Except for that annoying line you might notice in the middle
of the sweater!!

I had to learn the obvious the hard way.
With hand dyed yarn, you have to work 2 skeins at once,
alternating the two strands to blend the varying colors.

And so today, after much hesitation, I ripped back.
Inches and inches of work.

Like ripping off a Band Aid.

It has to be done.

And it feels great in the end,
because I think I'm going to love this sweater
....some day!

Yarn: Madelinetosh Pashmina in corsage)

Tuesday, November 16, 2010


What can I say...
another bathroom photo shoot,
another slightly frumpy sweater!

They always look so cute on the models,
but watch out! On the average knitter,
it can look a little ho hum.

This is Cassidy by Bonnie Marie Burns.
The pattern and construction are flawless. The style is tailored and neat.

I think my mistake was in choosing a "tailored and neat" yarn, ie.
Cascade 220 in baby rose.
This was my 2nd cabled "pink" sweater, so don't hold your breath for another.

I'll have to really "style" this up when I wear it.
Oh, and it does need some buttons.

On to something more loose and drapey...I have an idea in the works.

Oh...and that 365 day photo project...just not gonna happen.
The creative juices stop the minute I force them.
Such is life.