Archives for September 2012

Feather and Fantasia

   According to the online thesaurus, the word “fantasia” denotes a rhapsody, a capriccio, or a fantastical air. Music such as this has its ups and its downs; it ascends gracefully, then just as gracefully retreats and is complete in all its wanderings. Feather and fan puts me in mind of one of my favorite […]

If You Want to Hear the Quiet Just Glisten

I just can’t believe September is slipping away so quickly. I write this piece on my daughter’s 39th birthday! I cannot believe she is 39; what happened to that little girl with the curly hair and long eyelashes? So many years in between; memories of times, both good and not-so-good gone by; and of many […]

A Knitting Phenomenon

  Knitting has been around forever. In fact, it’s probably older than the hills. And just as resilient. In the year 2012 it is just as popular as ever! Who knew? If you have never knitted, or are considering knitting, or are a beginning knitter, or an established knitter, keep reading. Because there is something […]

Once in a Blue Moon

Once in a Blue Moon Don’t ya know? We just had a blue moon. The last day of August, the 31st, was the second full moon in the month. Better known to all as a blue moon. Now that summer is coming to a close; seasons come and they go so quickly, I enjoy thinking […]

Knitting Your Way to Happiness

Life just comes at us, doesn’t it, in a million different ways. Every waking minute of our day, it seems as if there is always something waiting for us. Some of it imminent; most of it pertinent; a little of it of no consequence. Yes, life can be so complicated. Yet, it is in the […]

Learn Knitting’s 6 Yarn Secrets

There is nothing like a good yarn, so the story goes! All jokes aside, learning any skill or craft takes time; time you should be devoting to finding out all about it. To learn knitting is no different. Just getting the hang of holding both needles at once, or working with a cable needle, or […]

7 Surefire Strategies to Get You Started!

New to knitting? Congratulations! Here you sit, maybe with needles and yarn in hand, excited to begin learning a wonderful, new hobby, knitting. You bought the needles, and the yarn, and even an introductory magazine to keep you company. Now what? Fortunately, you have found a little treasure in this article.  In the following paragraphs […]

5 Best Reasons to Knit

It’s early September, and I can almost hear sleigh bells. Can’t you? Don’t look now, but summer is on the wane! Without even knowing it, the days are growing shorter, already! Cool breezes are blowing and some foliage is actually going away. But wait! There is a solution….instead of getting depressed, you need to do […]