finally, a flower

Posted on 32 CommentsPosted in food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

it’s not any warmer today than the previous few days (it’s cold, in fact—i think—for almost-april). and yesterday when we were out in the yard mincing around in our socks (well, david was mincing and i was perched precariously on the edge of the steps yelling “yeah baby, gimme sugar” to his feet. is it […]

school sock

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not too cool for school (or work, or the pub), and making good use of a nearly solid yarn—though a little bit o’ multi works great too. shown here in click here to go to the product page in the melissa, who test knit this pattern; go take a look at the other beautiful spinning […]


Posted on 9 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events

i am so excited to have stephanie’s first book is a constant companion of mine. i love to open it randomly to read a “purl” of wisdom, humility, or laughter; it’s a real treasure. so when i read stephanie, and many congratulations. i hope i get to see you during this tour.

friday smash-up

Posted on 17 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, projects

today i have a bit of this and a bit of that—not really anything that makes a coherent story. oh yeah, but we’re talking about me and my knitting so chaos is status quo. first of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my two nephews, james (28) and daniel (11). much as they may chafe about sharing […]