Simple Tips for Natural Living

Welcome to thoughts, tips, and technique on knitting and other matters of my heart.


  • Repurposing Space for my Hand Knits

    Repurposing Space for my Hand Knits

    So, I was in quarantine for 14 days due to my recent travel to Virginia, respecting Governor Cuomo’s decree. When I went to the door to fetch my mail, a neighbor called out. She kindly asked how I was doing and if I was bored. I was in about the 6th day of stay-at-home orders. […]

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  • Zen


    After a tedious project, in my case, referring to this, I am all about looking for a fast knit as the next thing for my needles. Keep in mind, I am a one-project girl. I actually scan my queue (I am very true to my queue as it keeps me focused) looking for a big […]

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  • Published


    HERE is the readable version of the above article recently submitted for publication into the My View column of the Buffalo News. Readers of hollyknits will recognize it as a recent blog post entitled Appreciating Kindness. I thought I would enter it into the Buffalo News, to receive a broader audience as I felt it […]

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  • (Virgin)ia Road Trip

    (Virgin)ia Road Trip

    One day hollyknits website will get back to the topic of knitting. My excuse? I just couldn’t knit during what is now in the books as the hottest month on record, July 2020. When there is no activity on the needles, the words for knitting seem on hold, too. However, life away from knitting has […]

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  • Appreciating Kindness

    Appreciating Kindness

    A recent study, done before this pandemic by Amerispeak and WebMD, found that “57% of Americans are grieving the loss of someone close to them over the last three years.” I am one of those people. What I have learned about grieving people is that we all handle our personal grief so very differently. I […]

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  • Garden Exchange

    Garden Exchange

    My “garden of Gina” is aptly named after my dear friend, Gina who thins out her garden each year and offers these wonderful leftovers to me.

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