If this post is looking a bit familiar to some of you, well, let’s just say I am revisiting it. After all, is that not what great writers do? A few weeks ago, there was a post on the Freshly Pressed dashboard called The Limitations of Like that is remaining in my thoughts. Of course, the […]Read more "Queen of Hearts"
I’d hate to tell you how many times my hubby has pulled me aside to teach me the different parts or cuts of meat. Tenderloin, round, cutlet, sirloin, frankly it is all greek to me. At the dinner table, at the grocery store, he has pointed, explained, and clarified the why, the when, and the […]Read more "Cuts of Me(at)"
Knit with grit.Read more "The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Knitters"
Beautiful stitches take center stage.Read more "Nostalgia"
I will admit my last post suggested some foreshadowing regarding gauge and piecing fabric as I am now finishing such a project. I am talking about Shiri Mor’s Botanica Medallion cardigan as seen in Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2009, worked in Blue Sky Alpacas Skinny Dyed, an organically grown cotton in this marvelous grey color. The quality […]Read more "Nostalgia notes"
Did you ever hear, “Oh, Yes! I drive but I only make right turns!” or “Sure, I have my license but do not drive on the thruway.” I see it in teaching. Oh, Yes! I teach this method, or I have always taught those units. When I hear these things I ask myself, who is […]Read more "Gauge Your Confidence, Take Control"
Directions: Multiple Choice. You are to choose: likeness or not. Senerio: I recently knitted this adorable (well, I think) fawncho (poncho) and any completion of a project is always followed by a photo shoot. And, it seems to be at the site of the photo shoot when my hubby becomes familiar with the new […]Read more "Fashion Quiz"
I read an article in the Washington Post entitled Olympic Knitting by Ruth Marcus. I couldn’t wait to read it! She compares the two by saying how both conjure something out of virtually nothing – the blank page, a ball of yarn. “Yup”, I am thinking. Both processes are mined with frustration: the column simply wasn’t […]Read more "Knitting Parallels Writing"
What’s Old is New, Again aside ~ It’s always wiser to begin these posts NOT reading Freshly Pressed blogs…. there are some awfully great writers out there! We all know that no one person accomplishes any great feat on one’s own. We also know that some people are remiss at not giving credit where […]Read more "Getting to Know Me / Part Three of Three"
Now, ’tis true we all find time to follow people and places we most enjoy in life. So is this true of me. And, in so doing, browsing these familiar and endearing sites this weekend, I came upon this! Imagine my surprise upon reading about the community that surrounds my high school, the town where […]Read more "Summer is here, after all"
It has been about three weeks since I’ve entered the world of blogging. I am not totally confident and am not even sure how to judge my success. Today, how fortunate was I to come across a freshly pressed blog (do not know what that means) entitled 20four12. And, the topic was on blogging. In […]Read more "Blogging ~ Blah or Boom"
Ponchos, Capes, and Fawnchos Oh, My! Gee, I’ve got the song “Getting to Know You“, a show tune from the 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical, The King and I and Dorothy’s (Wizard of Oz) little fear-of-the-forest chant going on in your mind right now. Maybe, purposeful to distract you from the word, me. I am […]Read more "Getting to Know Me, Part Two of Three"