Summer and School Year (SY) were arguing over who was more popular. (from the point of view of a teacher.) Summer: Look, SY I hear people, from young to old, talking about how they can’t wait for me to begin. Teachers and students of all ages sing my praises the whole year through. I think […]Read more "The Battle of the Ss"
As summer is coming to a close, I pause to reflect. I can usually identify something, possibly an event or a person who stands out as a symbol of a summer gone by. Just a bit of memorabilia, to file away to recall a specific time. I remember the summer of the hawk, the season […]Read more "Ode to a Crow"
Anything yarn-like is going to catch my attention so when this thing called yarn bombing came exploding onto the scene, what can I say, it intrigued me. I wanted to know the how and the why of such an art form. Well, in researching, it seems like this yarn bombing, otherwise known as yarn graffiti […]Read more "Yarn Bombing on a Personal Level"
Challenges. Even in pleasure there are challenges or maybe your challenges are your pleasure. Knitting gives me a high level of pleasure but I could list an abundance of challenges that knitting has brought me: stitch difficulty, yarn disappointment, confusion with directions, size issues, and the list goes on. Any project that you deemed a […]Read more "Plan B"
There’s a new kid in town and life has changed. If you’ve noticed an absence of posts in “Bloom”, don’t feel badly, we feel slighted as well. It is clear we are being ignored. Here in the house, we are not moved or put on the work table or put safely away where we are […]Read more "There’s a New Kid in Town"
I must say, when I embarked on this new endeavor to write a blog, the theme of my blog as well as the main title came immediately to me. Philosophical in nature as well as my reality, I believe my life has exemplified appreciating what I have and making the most of every day. There […]Read more "Sub-title Finalized"
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"