Sometimes you cheat on your own website. My View, a column in the Buffalo News offers a place for writers to express their own personal thoughts on a topic of your choosing. There are some guidelines (of course) which can easily be found online. Today, I was published. Some of you have been asking how I’ve […]Read more "Reflections"
This is one of those rare, it-only-happens-to-other-people kind of stories, a story that whether you are a family member, a friend, or a person of the human race would appreciate. But, in this case, it didn’t happen to a stranger, it happened to my Dad! So, I must capture the beauty of it so I can […]Read more "A Star(lab) for the teacher"
I think it is interesting to hear of what inspires each of us. For my inspiration, I can’t think of a time when I reached for any Vogue Knitting publication that I didn’t end up wanting to make at least one item from it. Oftentimes, more. This has remained true for over 40 years. Now, […]Read more "Leg-o-Mutton ‘THEN’"
Is it a poncho? Is it a wrap? The designer, Vladimir Teriohkin names his design Helio Poncho, which means combining form. Whatever you call it, it could not be easier to knit and exceedingly fun to wear. Think, a few inches of ribbing, followed by a rectangle in straight stitch with a hole in it towards […]Read more "The Poncho Wrap"
I am talking about a recently finished garment, my first of 2018. First due to the nature of my newly single life (adjusting/managing/accepting) but also first due to the intricacies of what was on my needles. In all fairness to the publisher of Vogue Knitting, the pattern was marked as ‘expert’ which means a high […]Read more "Me-ssoni for Tech Geeks"
Yes, we chose Detroit for a little R & R. Why, you might ask? Here are a few reasons. “One of the most beautiful homes on Airbnb. This is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom historic home in one of the most beautiful, one of a kind neighborhood of Detroit. Woodbridge is in Midtown, and a […]Read more "Detroit, Anyone? I did not take my knitting . . ."
The Erie County Fair is near and dear to my heart as it has a long history with me. From being an equestrian representing Camp Sprucelands from youth (below, Sheba and me) as well asRead more "The Erie County Fair Continues to Call, 2018"
I decided to take the time this evening to see why your blogs seemed to stop. I enjoyed them so very much. I sent you a note for information on the Tom Scott piece and you kindly answered so knitting that now. I have been taking care of things here as my 30-ish son had […]Read more "Reader-Inspired"
This post nor this project is either big, nor fancy, but writing it is meant as a personal kick in the butt or more politely said, motivation to get MOVING with this adorable project. The always alluring patterns from Tiny Owl Knits are just that, alluring, worked up or just admired on the printed page, […]Read more "Kick in the butt"
Roses are red Violets blue Your loved ones Are remembering The day I married you! Roses are Red Violets blue now collected in my heart are memories of you Roses are red Violets indeed are blue I will stop by and blow a kiss to you Life does go on whether we like it or […]Read more "A Valentine for Late Hubby"
If you are a follower of VKL (Vogue Knitting Live), you may be aware that this event in NYC is historically held in January. After travel debacle of December, I was fully aware January could prove the same. JetBlue, however served its travelers well, weather cooperated, and I found myself at VKL NYC 2018 in […]Read more "Full-on Indulgence including Runway Revisit, 2018"
The ending to this year was no different than the personal devastation I endured throughout this horrific year of 2017. Bitter cold temperatures and wind prohibited the otherwise planned trip to be with family this holiday season. It was to be that I was to spend this holiday alone. As we all know, holidays are designed […]Read more "Highlights, Yes, there were some"