Thank you WordPress, for the myriad of beautiful themes you offer on your site, for purchase or otherwise. I have taken advantage of the previewing option with and without my specific content, in considering the look and feel I want to represent who I am and what I want to say.Read more "To: WordPress.com"
As a soon-to-be retiree, I am beginning to open my ears and eyes to life after employment. When I spotted this opportunity with Deborah Newton, I just had to write about it. I am so in love with her as a knitter due to her pristine attention to detail, especially in the finishing touches of a garment. […]Read more "Two Shout Outs"
An invite from a fellow Raveler, Bowie asking if I would like to participate in a creative blog hop! Sure would! I love questions such as these as they force thinking of the why and wherefore of things, and I know that reflection on any level is the best way to learn, for everyone. Also, this reminds me of those chain […]Read more "Blog Hop on Creativity"
Vogue Knitting Live, 2015 was not all runway glitz and glamour but offered us, participants much more.Read more "VKL 2015 – More than a Fashion Show"
Anyone following hollyknits may have noticed the many changes and directions this blog has taken lately and none of those changes has anything to do with writing a new post! So, what is the story and why no post?Read more "Blog Debacle"
So as not to linger with thoughts of neglect towards poor hubby for too long, THIS gorgeous eye-catching cardigan will be draped over my husband’s back, front, shoulders, opened, closed, in wetness and in dry, in the morning, at noon, and throughout the evenings when next the snow doth fall… Designed by Martin Storey as seen in The Knitter, Issue 67 […]Read more "Confirmed"
Bravo to Tom Scott for his ingenious sculptured cardigan!Read more "Flip it, Ladies!"
People blog for many different reasons [in the knitting world], and elsewhere. Some to share skills or finished objects, to share advice, some to advertise newly published designs, some to state opinions, or to review knitting books. Not that I don’t do any of those things as well but what mostly motivates me to […]Read more "A Knitter’s Keepsake"
Knitting tools, you ask? Let’s take each item. The ceramic bowl in the background is filled with dog treats. How else does one make one’s pet happy when one wants a bit of knitting time away from the throngs of pet-dom? (at least, for a little while) The beautiful biking gloves in the forefront […]Read more "Puppy Trainers’ Tools for Knitters"
I recently read a post called Knitting is NOT a Competitive Sport on my friend’s blog. The writer was expressing her thoughts on her observations of the productivity of other knitters as compared to hers and how the internet has allowed this to be so obvious to her. Her apparent awareness of x number of […]Read more "Knitting is not a Competitive Sport, or …"
The saga of the dye lot has finally come to a close but not without a continuing story of twists and turns, hope and disappointment, and finally success! After returning the mix and match dye lot of Zitron Savanna and being charged a re-stocking fee, I was left with the love of a Tom Scott […]Read more "Color 25, Lot 661488 SOLD!"
It appears the package of mismatched dye lots must have been received by the scandalous company as I now see a refund on my account. Of course, there is this thing called a re-stocking fee, shipping, and who-knows-what-else so I see I have been docked $22.25. I suppose I will take it. In the meantime, […]Read more "Yarning About Dye Lots Part 2"