So, I received this yesterday from WordPress. Said it was my fourth year anniversary. How nice, I thought not remembering it was an anniversary of Hollyknits. I paused for a moment to reflect. You see, I was in the middle of publishing my first post . . . on another WordPress site at the very moment this […]Read more "WordPress Junkie"
“When I grow up I will have my own house.” Her inner voice would repeat “My own place, yes complete with a pet.” Her childhood dream. Closing the door to what ailed her, She wished away the years to adulthood She plotted, “Now I’ll sneak around. . . A little cape may do.” Marriage, children, work. Common living, The little house served […]Read more "Childhood Dream"
No, I am not officially a knitwear designer however the concept of designing knitwear, to me, has many levels. When I think of top level knitwear designers, the people who come to mind are those who have had multiple original designs published in major knitting magazines. Yarn companies hire these people to design using their yarns. […]Read more "Level One Knitwear Designing, Make it Your Own"
The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo is not only a friendly organization where one meets people who are passionate about knitting but the Guild is also very serious in its purpose and programming. The two ladies deemed program chairs leave no stone unturned in providing ideas for programs and seeing those ideas to fruition. It […]Read more "Two Tone Cable Pullover ~ The Pattern"
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel
Call me obsessed. Call me intense. Call me stubborn. This sweater, Renaissance designed by Teva Durham was NOT photographing to its fullest potential and it was driving me mad until I realized . . . oh, dear . . . it’s the SWEATER!! My thinking . . . What was it? The body fit […]Read more "Ripping Out and Resolving Renaissance"
I recently heard someone say of her house, “This is not a house of yarn.” She and I were looking to repair a knitted hat and she was fearing she did not have yarn or supplies we could use. With that criteria one would say that this home is a house of yarn. And, I am always looking for new, functional, and creative ways in […]Read more "Little Red Wagon"
A retirement gift, a plaque from the District where I worked, beckons me. It is as if it can talk and recall; that plaque with the Varsity letter. I hear students’ voices, excited anticipation in the air, their endless desire for learning. It speaks my tongue and reminds me about lesson planning into wee hours. It sounds with the […]Read more "Sweet Boyfriend Sweater and its Unlikely Source for Inspiration"
The other night I was asked to define this term. It was my daughter who asked and I took the request seriously. I played around with the concept wondering if ‘MomStrong’ was a noun, verb, or adjective realizing it is truly all of them. I gave considerable attention to its definition. My daughter explained defining the […]Read more "Mom Strong"
Well, I do keep my word. Today, we had a redo photo shoot of my Renaissance Tunic, designed by Teva Durham. Now, make no mistake as to how much I love this sweater as evidenced by its wearing this winter. My love of this tunic is probably why I wanted to bring it to you, again as […]Read more "Spring version of Renaissance Tunic"
“If only the sleeves were longer.” “If only the neck was loser.” “I wish I had shaped the side seams.” “If only” or “I wish” thoughts are prevalent in the world of hand knitting. They are phrases I very much want to avoid, of course, as they create your beautiful handiwork to have a lot of […]Read more "“If only . . .” fix-it idea"
First and foremost in choosing a project, that project must be wearable in my lifestyle and go with the existing pieces I have in my wardrobe. Of course, I am always looking at new trends in fashion, as I would like to think that even in retirement, I can continue on this quest of always looking […]Read more "Blue Skies Trench"