“I want to take each outfit and make sure it was made lovingly, and really want him to enjoy seeing pictures later of all the things that were made just to make him special ..”
There are very few things that I avoid trying out, most of which would be things that are harmful to the body. Right under those items on the list and fighting for second place against sky diving is, willingly being on film. But I have gone and done it. For You. On my Birthday. Yep.…… Continue reading This is for you.
Just for fun I decided to time myself knitting a row the American (or english) way, holding the yarn in the right hand, against Continental, holding the yarn in the left hand. I got some interesting results!
Recently the desire to know more about the courageous woman who built this Nation and my love of knitting collided. Questions rattle around in my brain. When did knitting change from a life skill to a hobby? How did our Great Grandmothers find time to knit all the textiles their families required? Without the help…… Continue reading The Knitting Project: learning from our past to propel us into the future
You might notice a few changes happening on this website and my other online places. Just pretend it is a freshly tilled garden. I am working steadily to plant some new seeds and I can’t wait to see them grow! If you are here for the first time go ahead and explore, please click the…… Continue reading Spring Planting
This month has been crazy busy. If it is any indication of how the rest of the year is going to be, then wow, I better not blink or I might miss it! I seem to have peaked the curiosity of others where I live. Without any suggestion on my part I was nominated to… Continue reading From Wool to Wear: a look at processing Alpaca
A young girl sits at the feet of the women in her family. They are talking of news, blooming romances, and how the weather is going to affect the crops this harvest. As she listens she twirls her own little spindle with a bit of fleece her mother gave her to stay occupied. She drafts…… Continue reading a little yarn tale
There we were, my husband and I shearing this lovely Angora goat Hanzel. He was almost finished. And then this happened….. Yep. Fire. It has been exactly a week today. The children and I have left to stay at Granny’s house while cleanup is happening. I have asthma so I can’t be around all the…… Continue reading Adventures of a Super Goat Lady Fall Fiber Harvest Part III
What do you do after driving across one and a half states to be with a loved one who is in the hospital? I know what I did. Like a good trained hound, I quickly sniffed out the closest store that has yarn and picked some up. I did grab my knitting bag as I…… Continue reading Yarn 911
My baby was mesmerized by the needles and yarn as I went along. I wondered how much of my crafting would just be absorbed into her developing brain causing it to be easier for her to take up needles and create when she gets bigger.