What’s more difficult . . . finding a ready made present or finding a pattern to make your loved one something special? Recently, I met up with a dear friend, a Mom who was determined to find the just-right item to knit for her daughter. Where do you begin? Well, we chose to meet in a local yarn shop […]Read more "Checkered Cowl"
In looking through the lens of a knitter, a schematic is a diagram of the fabric’s shape you are creating. A thorough schematic has measurements included in both horizontal and vertical directions, otherwise known as width and length at key ‘fit’ points of the garment. Those measurements on a schematic are typically posted in inches as well as centimeters. These measurements inform how […]Read more "I scream, you scream, we all scream for schematics"
Some beliefs: I believe setting goals for first year retirement is very important as doing so is evidence of self-direction and provides purpose, process, and production. I believe there are a number of stages within the retirement phase of life. I believe the very first stage of retirement is long before retirement actually begins. I might call it the ‘Preparation […]Read more "The Rhythm of Retirement"
History Lesson One The other review I wrote for the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo was about a presentation called Eleanor Roosevelt: History of Knitting given by a knowledgeable and enthusiastic local historian, Ann Colopy. The talk was mostly a biographical sketch of Eleanor Roosevelt, both her private life as well as her public persona. According to […]Read more "Fashionable Knitting takes a Historical Turn"
Well, I feel a bit like I have been cheating on my blog as I have been busily writing reviews of recent events that have been happening at the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo rather than writing posts, here. And, the deadline for entries for this monthly newsletter was moved up a week which put a cramp […]Read more "Blossom Keepsake"