Knitting Year in Review ~ One FO
Ravelry allows one to organize number of FOs (finished objects) per year. The data immediately exposes the truth, as data does. It said I completed one project this year. Now, it is true, I am not a speed demon when it comes to knitting, but this suggested relatively no knitting this year and upon further…
I call it a sabbatical. Sounds educational. Sounds important. For me, it is personal. My self-prescribed sabbatical away from the familiarity of WNY, non-stop schedules, teaching, employment gigs, and pretty much anything and everything familiar to me continues. It has led me to some pretty interesting places, which of course was its intention. Currently, I…
Knitting, step aside for barn quilts!
Perhaps a hidden gem of a ‘field trip’ or perhaps I am the last to partake in this experience, here is an idea for you and your family, rain or shine. It is called the Wyoming County’s Barn Quilt Trail. I originally heard about it from the Rochester, NY cadre of colleagues from SME some…
Spool Knitting, Anyone?
A sweet story of perhaps a budding knitter . . . So, of course, I feel it my mission as Grandmother (or otherwise) to encourage some sort of yarn crafting to my grandchild (or anyone else for that matter) who lives in Austin, Tx. About a year ago I sent L a box with some…
(Virgin)ia Road Trip
One day hollyknits website will get back to the topic of knitting. My excuse? I just couldn’t knit during what is now in the books as the hottest month on record, July 2020. When there is no activity on the needles, the words for knitting seem on hold, too. However, life away from knitting has…
Detroit, Anyone? I did not take my knitting . . .
Yes, we chose Detroit for a little R & R. Why, you might ask? Here are a few reasons. “One of the most beautiful homes on Airbnb. This is a 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom historic home in one of the most beautiful, one of a kind neighborhood of Detroit. Woodbridge is in Midtown, and a…
Full-on Indulgence including Runway Revisit, 2018
If you are a follower of VKL (Vogue Knitting Live), you may be aware that this event in NYC is historically held in January. After travel debacle of December, I was fully aware January could prove the same. JetBlue, however served its travelers well, weather cooperated, and I found myself at VKL NYC 2018 in…
Highlights, Yes, there were some
The ending to this year was no different than the personal devastation I endured throughout this horrific year of 2017. Bitter cold temperatures and wind prohibited the otherwise planned trip to be with family this holiday season.
VKL 2015 – More than a Fashion Show
Vogue Knitting Live, 2015 was not all runway glitz and glamour but offered us, participants much more.