Sunday, December 04, 2005


I am ready to ship most of my christmas gifts except the calandar that my sister and I made. I made Jeff some pre-christmas mittens that I am sending out tomorrow. I found a great lopi pattern for quick convertible mittens. I will shorten the mitten top next time to a total of 18 rounds, not 18 above the ribbing. Either that or attach the mitten top lower. Either would work, but they turned out too long, and I got the gauges=both row and stitch. The cutest thing about them is that they have a hole in the thumb so you can wear them while using your cell phone. I think Jeff will appreciate that.
So, tomorrow is wrapping, boxing and mailing. Wahoo! Well ahead of Dec 21.

Monday, November 28, 2005


I have spent the morning downloading and organizing my Christmas music. Old favorites and rediscovered treasures always make this a rewarding undertaking. The payoff is a wonderful mix of tunes to let play for hours on end. I will make mix cds for the kids as well as some personal copies of their favorites. They love Trans-Siberian Railroad-rock and roll meets the symphony. They actually have an interesting sound. I hear they put on a great live show. Maybe someday we'll go. For gifts, I am working on fingerless gloves for Jeff and David's hat. He got a ball of yarn last Christmas, so this year he actually gets the hat. Sad. But, I have no time for regrets as I am a busy woman. I start as many things as I finish, I just rotate around. My projects are uncomplaining and endlessly patient. They just don't seem to mind if I don't get to them immediately. A nice email came over the weekend from one of my students in the lace shawl class. She loved how hers turned out. I am glad because she was worried she wouldn't like it. It is glorious.

Wednesday, October 05, 2005


Well, here I am, blogging. I'm definitely a neophyte at it. I'm a proud homemaker with 5 kids, living on the east coast. I teach knitting and design sweaters for my classes. I would like to design more and sell the patterns through the shop where I work.

The main purpose of my blog is to get myself writing again and to create some accountability for my knitting-to document my progress and thereby, perhaps, make more progress. If someone finds it helpful, all the better.

I love to knit, I used to love to write and many people told me I was good at it, so maybe along the way I will re-connect with my muse.