The past few weeks have been a long stretch of life’s complications and stress leaving little room for knitting or writing. I finished a new design three weeks ago, but found little time to write up the pattern. Hours of Zoom meetings at the job that pays the bills, left me less than eager toContinue reading ““There Are No Deadlines””
Modern day life can be hectic and all consuming leaving one feeling stressed a d depleted. It’s nice to take the time to put all that aside and revel in simple pleasures. A new path to explore. The beauty of flowers growing beside a rock bed. Early morning raindrops clinging to pine needles. A stillContinue reading “The Wonder of Simple Pleasures”
Last week was a great week. I accomplished a long held goal. I’m no longer an aspiring knitting pattern designer, I AM a knitting pattern designer. I published my very first knitting pattern on Ravelry this past Wednesday. You can find it here. More importantly, I was reminded of how supportive and uplifting most people can be. We oftenContinue reading “Support, Encouragement & Love”
Happy Work In Progress Wednesday! My main WIP is my first pattern design which is scheduled to go live on Ravelry in just one week. I’ve been busy tweaking the pattern and answering questions from my test knitters. I’m very excited and counting down the days until the pattern goes live. You can read about theContinue reading “WIP!”
Knitting took somewhat of a backseat this weekend to Mother Nature. The weather was perfect and I just needed to be outside to recharge and clear my head. This rejuvenation began with my weekly Saturday morning walk. My friend Laura began this weekly ritual in January 2019 and I’ve come to look forward to itContinue reading “Recharging with Mother Nature”
This post is not what I had planned to write but it’s what I need to write. It’s not about knitting. It’s about life and the things that are important. In 2019, at Christmas, my sister, brother-in-law, nephew and my husband and I gathered at the home of my daughter Kira and her husband Cullen.Continue reading “We Get To Hug !”
Yesterday was Local Yarn Shop Day and I hope, if you’re a crafter, you visited your LYS and gave them some love and support! This past year has been so hard on small businesses. I had plans yesterday so was unable to stop into my LYS, Knits and Pieces, but I’ll be popping in later today toContinue reading “Road Trip”
It has been a busy week since posting about about my first venture into designing. Thank you for all the love and support! Since last week, I wrote up the pattern using Stitchmastery and Microsoft Word. I’m a self-taught Word user and Stitchmastery, a program for designing knitting charts and instructions, is completely new to me. There wasContinue reading “What The Heck is Tech Editing?”
Years ago, I designed a sweater that actually was awarded an honorable mention in the design competition at that year’s Knitting Guild of America convention. I received a bunch of yarn, needles and other swag to take home along with my dreams of creating more designs. But, life got busy. Ideas of designing became justContinue reading “Someday Becomes Now”
In my last post, I mentioned knitting my first steek. For those not familiar with knitting, when you knit a colorwork pattern, it is much easier to knit in the round because you are only knitting every row and not purling on the wrong side rows as you would if knitting a flat piece. This works greatContinue reading “Taking Scissors to A Knitted Garment”
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