There really IS a world beyond the classroom, I am discovering, and this weekend, this new world took me to my first fiber festival, the 11th annual Fiber Arts Festival of NY. Part of the adventure was representing the Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo by volunteering to table-sit and meet folks who were inquiring about the […]Read more "Fiber Festival Inspiration"
Sock yarn, miles and miles of stockinette, short rows, pattern directions about 12 pages long, and an odd shaping of the garment are the hallmarks of this project, designed by the talented Atelier-alfa from Ravelry. And, when you think you are finally getting somewhere, you hold up your beautiful project and notice OH, NOOO! My sweater has nipples! […]Read more "Almonds? Nipples? They are Short Rows!"
In keeping with the theme of “new possibilities” at this time of rebirth, aka retirement, I am excited to say there is more to report! Actually, a few new things. Odd as it may seem, I have never belonged to an established knitting group. I felt what little time I had for knitting during the child-rearing and […]Read more "Knitting, Nicky, and New"
If retirement is about revisiting possibilities for one’s body and mind, then let me tell you, EVERYTHING I just experienced fits into this category. To alleviate some sadness with the new school year starting without me, I purposely planned a visit mid-September to see my daughter. Of course, it is always great to see her but I […]Read more "Orangetheory Fitness"
When you hear an announcement of a baby who is going to be born, it is always exciting. When you hear an announcement of a baby who is going to be born and you are a knitter and have time to work up a little something, it is even MORE exciting. Especially when the newborn is […]Read more "Sporty Car Coat"
TEN: Imperfections of the house are staring you in the face . . . at all times. NINE: There IS time for exercise. EIGHT: Coffee breaks are not alone but with your pooch who needs your ‘watching’. SEVEN: You think there is more time than there is. SIX: Even your own grooming needs self-direction. FIVE: […]Read more "Top Ten reasons why Retirement is Hard WORK"
snore snore snore lick lick lick lick scratch, sniff, sneeze, slurp slurp slurp pant pant pant pant pant clammer, clink, clunk, clammer, clink, clunk pound pound pound lick lick lick lick scratch, sniff, sneeze, slurp slurp slurp crunch crunch crunch crunch crunch lap lap lap lap lap jump run jump run run run run pee […]Read more "Dog’s Day During Allergy Season"
In preparing to write goals for my first year of retirement, I’ve been reading and researching the topic of a healthy lifestyle. Not that I’ve just started being interested in living a most fulfilling life, but now with my own time on my hands, I am fortunate enough to be able to do so! I am aware […]Read more "Director of my Destiny"
I know. You’re expecting some sort of fantastical afgan, or yarn bombing of a city, or full blown suit knitted in fair isle with fingering weight yarn but you’re not going to see that with this post. One can never predict what is coming next in life and this little project that was to take just a […]Read more "The “Five Year Celebration” Project"
“Constructivism is a theory of knowledge that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas. It has influenced a number of disciplines, including psychology, sociology, education and the history of science.” (from Wikipedia) Niagara University, my alma mater (one of them), believes in this Constructivism philosophy and […]Read more "Piaget Monday"
“Pack a Backpack”, a community effort in preparing students for school, ads on TV for back to school clothing shopping, family and friends posting their children’s first-days on Facebook, like it or not the excitement is in the air preparing for a new school year. Just as obvious are the schools with parking lots filled with […]Read more "A New Kind of August"
A new skill set was needed when I entered into the world of social networking to post my knitting. It was called photography! The how-to, what equipment, the where to go. Questions were endless and thank goodness, so were the photos on Ravelry. And by perusing, believe you me, you learn quickly how important this skill […]Read more "A New Skill Set needed for Knitting"