I don’t know about you; but I will much more cheerfully wash dishes, mop the floor, or tidy the workshop if I have a fun podcast on. I usually just play them off my desktop speakers, so the parts of my Continue reading Getting the Dishes Washed – and keeping up with Shakespeare at the same time
I loved Picnicknit’s post about knitting OPP, (Other People’s Patterns), even though she’s a designer herself. It’s the fun of “How did s/he DO that?” mixed with the joy of making something because you need it. Or because it’s beautiful. Or because you want Continue reading OPP – stealing Corrina’s acronym
I asked some test knitters for advice about what to design next, Heidi suggested a Herringbone Mitten to match the scarves, cowl and toque. Because it’s fun to make matching sets of things, and bias herringbone is fun. I thought Continue reading Have I got a Thumb for You!
From November 26 to December 3, ALL of my single patterns are 25% off on Ravelry with the coupon code Cyber1 Marley Bird offered free ad space to Indies, so I decided to see what a sale might do for Continue reading Cyber Monday Sale
I’ve put 6 of my popular and/or quick-ish to knit patterns on sale from November 19 – 27, for my part of the Gift-A-Long event on Ravelry. Join the group Buy a pattern at 25% off (You’ll see the coupon Continue reading Gift-A-Long 2015!
A lady and her daughter were at the Sit and Knit last summer. The daughter was studying chemistry at college like I had – and it also turned out that one of the other ladies had a doctorate in chemistry, Continue reading Conversation at the LYS last Summer
Me, “Dan, what do you think of my crocheted hood in progress?” Dan, “The colors are kind of muted.” Me, “The yarn was free.” Dan, “Looks good!”
I’m still trying to track down the quote I read in a fashion book years ago defining “The woman on the Street.” I heard this term a lot from Elsa Klensch on CNN while eating breakfast as a teen, but Continue reading Woman on the Street
I was working on another reticule bag when Ben remarked that the shape was like a goldfish bowl, and suggested that I needed to make a goldfish bag. So here it the Carpette Bag, and it’s gold (get it? Little Continue reading Carpette Bag Up
Not that she was careless about either her materials or her hats. She bought the best and softest materials and the finest straw, gave all her attention to line and none to ornament, employed the most expensive dressmaker she could Continue reading Lucilla’s wardrobe theory from “The Bird in the Tree”