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Life with a left-leaning Fiberista and my journey to find sanity and more time to knit, spin and weave.

A Safari, a Greyhound, and a Grand baby

…the biggest and best news of all is the arrival of my first grand baby, Genevieve Lee who was born on July 21st.

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A Sweater for the Ages

Sweater knitting has been my Waterloo.

I have knit sweaters before only to be insanely unhappy with my yarn choice, or my pattern choice, or the fit, or any combination of those items. Until this point, there has been no sweater success in my knitting life.

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The Art of Planners

If you Google “planners” you will get about a zillion results almost instantly. (Actually, I got 139,000,000 in .39 seconds) There is so much information available from Pinterest boards, to blog posts, to YouTube videos all with volumes of information on what people...
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I can soufflé, can you?

I am bringing the “year of making” to as many aspects of my life as I possibly can, and one very easy way for me to do this is through the meals I make. With some very simple ingredients – farm fresh eggs, milk, cheese, and some diced ham, you can have a very elegant but entirely satisfying dinner.

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AsKatKnits Summer Knit-Along

Tell me, dear Knitter, have you previously been lured in with a summer long knit-a-rama and all you achieved was epic failure? Yeah, me too. And, this topic expanded more when I was talking with my friend, planetKnit, about our usual summer knit along that we had both...
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And, They’re Off!

Hello Gentle Reader! I hope you are having an awesome extended weekend for the holiday, and if you were waiting patiently for the start of the AsKatKnits Summer Knit-Along, the wait is over! Last night, in preparation, I pulled out one of the WIPs from my basket and... read more

A Weekend to Remember

I think it is most fitting that the first poppy blossom opened yesterday in honor of Memorial Day weekend. It was just gorgeous yesterday in the late day sun, almost as amazing as this field of 300,00 knitted poppies at the Chelsea Flower Show. Just.Stunning. Carole... read more

Once I was a Quilter

I have been watching with great interest some hand stitching in my Instagram feed, particularly from David of Southern Cross Fibre and Vicki knitorious. They are each hand stitching on different projects that are equally beautiful. Vicki’s Alabama Chanin inspired... read more

Knitting and Reading

Wednesday’s are for knitting, reading, and Ginny’s Yarn Along. In the completion column: Mink River and Morwenstowe Socks are both DONE! I loved Mink River, it was the best book and honestly, I was so sad to finish it. I simply fell in love with the townspeople and I... read more

Dessert First, Always

It’s Tuesday, that means that Carole wants to know: My 10 Favorite Desserts And, of course, since I am trying NOT to eat desserts right now…because POINTS. I am going to have to list all the things that I am not eating right now. That’s right, this is the list to... read more

A Monday of Insane Proportions

Hello Gentle Readers! It was the best of weekends, it was the worst of weekends. Yay in that it was the weekend and boo because it rained for most of it. There was Happy Houring on Friday. It was really nice, even though the weather prevented it from being outdoors.... read more

Fiber Friday

We have had several foggy mornings here this week, above was the view from yesterday. This morning it is clear and SUNNY and I am so happy it is Friday!! I am linking up with Rachel today for her Fibre Friday! The sock knitting continues, as does the drop spindling. I... read more

AsKatKnits Summer Knit-Along

Tell me, dear Knitter, have you previously been lured in with a summer long knit-a-rama and all you achieved was epic failure? Yeah, me too. And, this topic expanded more when I was talking with my friend, planetKnit, about our usual summer knit along that we had both... read more




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