If you are a reader of Hollyknits, you know I’ve been talking about a wedding cape I recently made for a daughter of a friend. Also, a former student of mine! Since it is a high risk thing to knit for another, I share tips on how to do so, here. I talk about details of gift giving, […]Read more "Cape as Finished Project / knitting notes"
I like details. I think they often make or break a decision, a choice, how I feel about something. Did you ever notice when an actor puts himself into character? The bow of a ballerina? The music before the start of a movie? The role of an actor does not begin at the first scene but […]Read more "Details, details / Gift Wrapping Knitting"
When I was recently asked to knit a garment, I couldn’t say no. I couldn’t say no for many reasons. First off, it was a friend who asked. I will call her Mom. The garment was to be a cape and I love capes. A wedding cape! Who doesn’t love a wedding? This wedding was her […]Read more "I said Yes to the . . . Cape / Tips on Knitting for Others"
So, my stash is well bundled now. The ‘new’ yarns for projects continue in waiting and the scraps, which I prefer to call remnants, are bundled according to weight. I can easily pull out the same-weight remnants and mix and match to my heart’s content. This also helps me to get my creative juices flowing as somehow when I […]Read more "A study of color and elements of design"
Howling in the morning blowing in the afternoon Winter of blustery wind I will remember you I listen for the rhythm of breathing as it informs a runner’s endurance unable to grasp its contents as Mother Nature has taken over Her noise becomes the norm tree tops dancing, daring to snap unsuspecting and interrupting the […]Read more "The Winter of Wind (and no snow)"
The Knitting Guild of Greater Buffalo is hosting its annual Yarn Fest. Vendors far and wide have been invited to share their wares and tease us with their latest color ways, fibers, and other such goodies. Knitting lessons and/or help as well as other goodies will be there and, of course, to us knitters, crocheters, spinners, and […]Read more "Yarn Fest or Yarn Fast . . . or both!"
Love what you create.Read more "A Thought"
Pebble tossed in the water does not move yet its ripples reach wide and far Sometimes decisions are difficult to make While life continues in its fury. So, the yarn stash remains still Pattern overload in full throttle Blog shows lifeless While ideas are abundant Running clothes neatly folded Rather odd for ‘an athlete’ in […]Read more "Pebble in the Water"
Stash. Definition: stash 1 |staSH| informal verb [ with obj. ] store (something) safely and secretly in a specified place: their wealth had been stashed away in Swiss banks. noun 1 a secret store of something: the man grudgingly handed over a stash of notes. • a quantity of an illegal drug, especially one kept […]Read more "Stash Talk, Again"
One of my goals as I entered into retirement was to knit from my stash. The stash I am talking about includes patterns I have loved and collected over time and/or the bundles of yarn that were purchased at a time when I thought I could knit a particular project. I suppose enthusiasm outweighs time, at least that is my case, so in […]Read more "Renaissance"
“Mikey Likes it!” You may remember a slogan from a commercial some years back where kids push off the then-new cereal, Life to Mikey, who was too young to realize the product was being touted as healthy. Ends up that Mikey’s happy so the older boys accept that the cereal might have good flavor as well as nutritional value. As the boys were in […]Read more "Mitts Update"
I am not a knitter of mittens, in fact I believe this was my first pair. I saw this kit, yes kit, complete with Morehouse Merino 2-Ply and pattern, a Morehouse Original. It came with a little scrap of the darker brown for the noses as well as the four beads for the eyes. I believe this […]Read more "Hedgehog Mitts as Wearable Whimsy"