Month: June 2012

Yarn Haven is Knit Heaven

It is true how personal space reflects one’s life.  This space, once a bedroom, followed by a study, is now evolving into a knitting haven.  Knitting magazines, love seats, and yarn bundles are slowly taking over the teacher manuals, red pens, and piles of papers.   Just look at the yarn winder clamped to the desk! I do not actually knit here as I do not want to be far from family but rather I spend time reading, researching, planning, and/or thinking of what lies ahead. I am thrilled to own a complete set of Vogue Knitting from 1982 – current including the Special Editions and the crochet magazines that have come in between.  These magazines with their fashion ideas and well written “how-to” articles by the knitting gurus have truly been my inspiration for over 30 years and in more recent times, have become a resource for photo shoot ideas..  The current collection of yarn  probably represents purchases made in the last three years.  Also, kept organized are the remnants, of varying weights, perfect for …

Nik One, Purl One

Nik one, purl one, Nik one, purl one …   There I was, debating watching history in the making.  I figured I would simply knit my way into the night, a typical Friday evening after a full week’s work, having mindless TV, and enjoy the evening.   Yes, there I was, giving no consideration to the man of the hour and what he was about to do.  I scoffed at the act, was ignorant of his generations that had performed before him, and without thought, in between rows of stockinette stitches, I looked up at the television screen. And, as if the water from the Falls itself had hit me straight in the face, I became instantly glued to the screen.  I don’t know if it was the photography, the proximity of this feat so close to my homestead, or whether it was the man, himself.  But, whatever it was, there I was joining the World. I studied with intent as this daredevil and his family prayed, I learned of his Uncle and how that …

Blog’s Title

Bloom Where You Are ~ So, the title of this blog.  Let me explain.  Of course, we may all be familiar with the expression, bloom where you are planted.  I’ve always thought it meant do loving deeds no matter what the situation and circumstances.  Other interpretations may revolve around friendship or making good of a difficult situation… I recall the many occasions I have heard this expression in my marriage, you know those times in life when a re-location was being considered or when different employment was at the forefront of our lives.  Thinking back to those moments, I can still hear, what I call, words of wisdom…. why… or what is wrong with …. or, you know, I think the best thing is to bloom where you are….. And, recently, I was reading about knitting.  The author was explaining the process of blocking, a finishing technique for knitted items.  She was describing how blocking allows each stitch to bloom in all its individual glory while allowing the fabric, as a whole, to flourish in its beauty. …