When Knitting & Life Conflict…

I haven’t done a great job of writing for my site this month.  It hasn’t been terrible, I just haven’t met my personal goals.  I have my reasons. I’m moving. Sounds like a good enough reason all by itself, right?  Well, I own my house, so I have to find a realtor, get it listed, … Read more

Knit Like a Boss: A Book Review

Knitting without Tears by Elizabeth Zimmermann, first published in 1971, is still a wonderful book for new and beginning knitters. EZ, as the author is frequently called, writes in a wonderfully irreverent and humble style.  She claims to be opinionated and even cantankerous about knitting.  Her goal is to teach all knitters to “be the … Read more

My Top 3 Summer Knitting Projects

As I write this, we’re on day 2 of a heat wave that will probably last 3 more days.  (Anyone else notice they’re not using the term “heat wave” anymore?  As if that will make it less hot.) It’s not good weather for knitting. Maybe I’m contrary person.  A heat wave hits, and I want … Read more

Knitting & the Not-Fun Needles

I’ve had both my required vaccine shots.  It wasn’t fun, especially the second one, but I am very much looking forward to the result:  getting back to life outside my house. Meetup groups, library groups, church groups, and our favorites, LYS knitting groups, are all coming back. Maybe in your neck of the woods they … Read more

Don’t Knit on Lumpy Days

My daughter and I got our 2nd COVID vaccines yesterday.  (Hurray!  A maskless future awaits!)  It took several hours for the immune response, aka side effects, to kick in. For me, my intestines are in an uproar. My daughter had some mild nausea, too, last night, but the real symptoms kicked in for her this … Read more

5 Life Lessons from Knitting

Be Persistent.  I find it’s fairly easy to finish small projects.  I’ve made a lot of hats over the years because I seem to ruin or lose my hats on a regular basis.  That’s fine.  It’s fun to make a new hat, but I don’t drool over hat patterns. No, it’s the challenging ones that … Read more