Do not mistake my angst as described below with my love of this project. I love the rich color of the French Red Egyptian cotton and the quality of the fabric that was created with this unique diagonal cable stitch. It was indeed this wonderful feel, drape, and body of the fabric that singlehandedly motivated me to continue on […]Read more "R.E.D."
Toys – 1 an object for a child to play with, typically a model or miniature replica of something: [ as modifier ] : a toy car. • an object, especially a gadget or machine, regarded as providing amusement for an adult: in 1914 the car was still a rich man’s toy. • a person treated […]Read more "‘Toying’ Around"
As I begin this journey (retirement) into the unknown, I am allowing myself to meander freely around and about the house going here, then there, not with any great decisive purpose (just yet) and am secretly eavesdropping on my movements and feelings. So, between you and me, these are few of my observations on myself:Read more "Knitting is Part of the Plan"
It was a lovely gauntlet of receptions, recognitions, gatherings, presentations, and gifts as one career has now ended for each of us. We called it our “transition” rather than our retirement. They do say 60 is the new 40 so if that be the case, I see the next decade as a second opportunity for discovery such as what more may […]Read more "Transition Keepsake"
Holly is ‘theyarnista’ on Ravelry, a name befitting, combining her love of yarn and fashion. She invites you to her Project Page OR to stay here and navigate to ‘Collection’ where you can read extensive notes on her hand knits.
Small toads mingle among the weeds. I see their movement as I bend down, hands toiling remembering the joy of childhood play. It is humid again this morning.Read more "Toads"
family tradition change it is a bit scary leaning on a staple may the sweet aroma bring comfort and reflectionRead more "Family Tradition"
Continuing this backwards account of this ‘outside’ process: plan, make, finish, wear, this takes us to the stash. I wrote these posts in this order as truly, this is how I think to begin any new project. Backwards. 100% inspiration to knit any garment, for me, comes from the fashion statement it creates in the end.Read more "The Stash (Part 3 of 3)"
Recently, when answering questions about knitting, I reflected upon my teaching. I found myself comparing what I call the outside process of knitting: plan, make, finish, wear to the process of planning a unit. “What is it I want my students to know and be able to do at the end of the unit?” I would ask […]Read more "Organization of the WIPs (Part 2 of 3)"
In reviewing my last post called Keeping Site for Knitwear where I discuss my thoughts for storing hand knits or finished objects (FOs), I still feel very much the same way today as then regarding storage of this collection. In reality however, I was not following one of my criteria, EASY ACCESS, I set for myself (which is odd) and […]Read more "What’s OUT and what’s IN regarding FO Storage (Part 1 of 3)"
A few updates … “Imbalance 2” has turned into “Delight” regarding blog theme. And, who knows what else I might find between this post and the next? If you’re looking for familiarity when stopping by to visit this blog, I guess the only solace I have for you is that the content and message will be a […]Read more "Happenings"
I’m sure happy finding a house in which to live was not as painstaking a process (for me) as finding a theme for my blog here on WordPress. Don’t get me wrong, it isn’t that I couldn’t find a theme I liked, rather I have found too many that are beautiful that I could easily settle […]Read more "imbalance 2"