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"
“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” Coco Chanel
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"
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"
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"
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"
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"
Please join me in welcoming guest, Tom Melby. He is the owner and director of an animal shearing equipment company called Clippers Ireland. He says, “I am passionate about wool, and recently created an infographic entitled ‘The Complete Beginners Guide to Knitting’.” He has asked for it to be posted here on Holly Knits thinking that readers […]Read more "A Gift Idea"
Part of why I write a journal is to reflect upon my knitting. I find thinking about a finished project quite satisfying and informative. It helps me to improve my knitting skills to think what went right as well as what went wrong with either the process and/or the finished project. Viewing photographs of me […]Read more "It’s Not Just About the Sweater"