life’s a bowlful of berries

Posted on 37 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

i know i said i’d be here this morning and here it is 10 pm or whatever—sorry! i had some computer issues earlier on (some kind of software conflict or other) and i really needed to work outside today, so i bagged the deskwork in favor of the garden. and look what i got, haha; […]

in stitches over it

Posted on 572 CommentsPosted in book reviews/events, designing

i love books. we have lots of them in our home. a lifetime of studying knitting has led to owning lots of knitting books (and magazines and pattern leaflets . . . ah me). my knitting library was largely acquired the old-fashioned way, by shopping in used bookstores and rifling through giveaway bins and trash […]


Posted on 23 CommentsPosted in designing, food and garden, lace/shawls, projects

yay, we have sprouts. several of the rows of seeds i planted last thursday are showing signs of life, as expected, the rapini was the first to germinate and generously so. i know i say this every year, but if you haven’t ever gardened before, or are showing a newbie how to grow things, the […]

campanula scarf

Posted on 25 CommentsPosted in patterns

ready for something sheer and weightless to knit as the warm weather approaches? this pretty lace scarf is all whispers and light—hardly a thing to it, but the sum of it’s delicate parts makes a stunning effect. the intricate mass of campanula flower shapes belies the simplicity of the pattern—easy to knit and take along, […]