Musings

Invitation

Sometimes, happenings in life linger in my mind to the point where I need to write about them. The lingering moment was a conversation I had with teachers about a week ago regarding an upcoming narrative writing unit. We were sharing thoughts around the concept of memoir, what one was and how students might take on the […]

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Featured In

Featured in VK, 2014

Vogue Knitting has been alive and well in my life for over 30 years.  But, NEVER in this way!   I haven’t even looked at the sure-to-be-can’t-wait-to-knit  projects that await my future because I am bursting from the seams (LITERALLY) and have waited since this summer when that unbelievable email I received from Vogue Knitting came […]

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Collection

From A-symmetric to Z-ipper

Funny, when I receive a new Vogue Knitting magazine, I tend to have two emotions.  The first is, of course, excitement as anyone who follows my knitting knows that I believe VK stands well above any other publication for outstanding knitting fashion, photography, and inspiration.  The other emotion I notice is fear.  I hear myself […]

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Musings

Plan B

Challenges.  Even in pleasure there are challenges or maybe your challenges are your pleasure.  Knitting gives me a high level of pleasure but I could list an abundance of challenges that knitting has brought me:  stitch difficulty, yarn disappointment, confusion with directions, size issues, and the list goes on.  Any project that you deemed a […]

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Musings

Knitting Parallels Writing

I read an article in the Washington Post entitled Olympic Knitting by Ruth Marcus.  I couldn’t wait to read it!   She compares the two by saying how both conjure something out of virtually nothing – the blank page, a ball of yarn.  “Yup”, I am thinking.  Both processes are mined with frustration:  the column simply wasn’t […]

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Musings

Blogging ~ Blah or Boom

It has been about three weeks since I’ve entered the world of blogging.  I am not totally confident and am not even sure how to judge my success.  Today, how fortunate was I to come across a freshly pressed blog (do not know what that means) entitled 20four12. And, the topic was on blogging.  In […]

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