A Different Kind of Lifeline

When we last were together, I was nearing the finish of Claire's first sock. Although I love this anonymous yarn, I wasn't thrilled with how it looked with the mini-cables of the gentle waves. But I was determined to finish. And I did, but the result was a sock that looked nice but didn't fit, … Continue reading A Different Kind of Lifeline

Good Thing I Enjoy the Process

In the past 5 years or so, I've come to realize that I'm a process knitter. I really enjoy the act of knitting. Don't get me wrong -- I like to finish a project, too. But I don't have to wait for the end to enjoy myself.This is a good thing because I regularly find … Continue reading Good Thing I Enjoy the Process

THAT doesn’t look right…

When my children were first learning to skate, I took them to a community rink for a lesson. They spent the entire first lesson falling onto the ice, flopping onto the ice, protected by their snowpants and jackets, and learning to get up.  "On your hands and knees and bark like a dog," the teacher … Continue reading THAT doesn’t look right…

Third Time’s a Charm

Recognizing your mistakes and know how to correct them is one of those things you need to do if you want to succeed -- with knitting and pretty much everything else in life. And so it was with the Brattleboro hat. The pattern, in the copy of  New England Knits  that I borrowed from the … Continue reading Third Time’s a Charm