I don’t post much about knitting these days, although when I first started my blog that was one of my main topics. I’m making an exception today. Noro Silk Garden is known as a “rustic” yarn. It’s made of a combo of wool, silk and mohair, and a lot of people don’t care for it because it feels a bit […]
I’m in the process of paring down my sizable stash of yarn — most of it is recorded in my Notebook on Ravelry, complete with photos I’ve taken of each yarn entry. I’ve always tended to choose yarn based on colors and soft textures. But I’ve also learned the hard way that balls of yarn full of gorgeous color combinations […]
The theme of Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Needs to have at least 5 letters and start with P. Let’s see how creative you can we can be on this challenge. Have fun with this week’s challenge.
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of September 20, 2017. This week, share with us a layered image of your own. The topic is wide open, as long as you focus on the interplay of depth, density, and texture (or just choose one of these elements if you’d like).
The theme this week for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge is View from the Back, Bottom, or Underneath. You can take photos of anything as long as we are seeing the back, underneath or bottom. I have always found flower backs to be fascinating. The back of a statue instead of the typical front or side views. The tail lights of […]
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week is Yellows. This week the color is Yellows. You can show off photos you have taken of any yellow colors. Have tons fun with this challenge this week.
I shared in a previous post that I’ve been working away on the Ashton Shawlette, a free pattern by designer Dee O’Keefe, which I found thanks to Ravelry. I’m actually doing it twice over. Since I haven’t had a whole lot of luck knitting lace shawls, I wanted to make sure I wouldn’t come to grief again while using some special yarn. […]
The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of June 3, 2016. Equations. Clock faces. Cash registers. Numbers are everywhere: this week, share a photo that puts them front and center. As a rule, numbers and I don’t get along very well. Most of the time, the thought of doing any sort of math causes me to break out […]
I’m getting back to knitting after wrist surgery. The weather is gradually warming up here in Northern California, so I want to wear shorts, but inside the house it’s still too cool, especially in the mornings. So I had the bright, if belated, idea to knit myself a pair of leg warmers, using (discontinued) Louet Gems Opal in Sage Green. However, […]