“There Are No Deadlines”

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””

The Wonder of Simple Pleasures

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”

Support, Encouragement & Love

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”

Recharging with Mother Nature

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”

What The Heck is Tech Editing?

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?”

Someday Becomes Now

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”