Archives for January 2015

Today’s Crazy Knitting Terms

Have you been to your local LYS lately? I used to have (and probably still do, somewhere) a magnetic sign for my car that read, “K2tog.”  Just one of those enigmatic knitting symbols that we see in pattern books all the time. Almost mysterious to those who have no idea what it means. Those are […]

Knitting Musings For Monday

So here we are at the almost end of January, and we here in New Jersey are awaiting a “doozey” of a snowstorm. Or so all the weather pundits tell us in their morning forecast ramblings. No one dislikes size-able snowfalls more than me; the wind and blowing snow and the fact that you have […]

Kids Knit! Simple Steps To Nifty Projects

Knitting books abound. It seems one or two new ones are published every week. While I enjoy poking through the newest books for adult knitters, it’s also fun to see what authors are writing for future generations of knitters, too. Because I believe that the best things in life are hand-made. Seems they come straight […]

Four Most-Asked Knitting Forum Questions

I remember when I first learned to knit. My girlfriend Marlene and I bought little how-to knitting books from our local five-and-ten-cent store (what’s that, you say?) and armed with some simple yarn and knitting needles tried to make our yarn look just like the pictures in the book. That little book cost just 35 […]

Do Not Read This Unless You Love To Knit!

Today is a rainy day. Pouring down rain as a matter of fact. A very good day for staying inside and knitting. Or cleaning. Or organizing. Or reading. Or watching the football playoffs. In fact, the rain began as a little ice and two people fell on the sidewalks coming out of Mass this morning. […]

Knitting Yarns, Choose Your Story

Life is unique, isn’t it? So many roads to travel, so many decisions to make, so many moments that are far from ordinary every day! Yes, life can seem boring and so-so on a daily basis; after all, we all do the same things day in and day out, yet there are always those “special” […]

Walking Through the Inn at Night

Ten years ago, before I started a website, or knew what blogging was all about, I was an innkeeper. My husband Bob and I bought a beautiful 10-room inn in southwestern New Hampshire, an area known as the Monadnock region. I won’t tell you which inn we bought, only that looking back on it, it […]

Super Easy Ways To Learn To Knit!

I actually LIKE January! Just like I like September. No, it’s not because I crave walking my dogs in those gale-force winds (like today) or can’t wait for the roads to become like ice-carpets just waiting to trip me up, but because January is a new beginning!   We’ve just celebrated the New Year. Out with […]

Happily Knitting into the New Year

So here I sit in the fading light of New Year’s Eve day. It’s been a cold day here in New Jersey, brrrr!  So cold, in fact, that my doggies needed their little sweaters when I took them for their morning walk around the block. As we go the wind seems to get worse and […]