Archives for February 2015

Frost Heaves or A Peacock Jewel Scarf

Frost Heaves or a Peacock Jewel Scarf, which one are you?   Ten years ago my husband and I were New England innkeepers. We had a beautiful inn in Jaffrey, NH. Built in 1853 it even came with it’s own built-in “ghost”, if you will. You can read all about that here. We were tucked […]

Yarn Substitutions in The Chinese New Year

 Yarn Substitutions in the Chinese New Year can be a scream! But before I get to that, let me mention that the Chinese New Year did just commence earlier this month and is the Year of the Goat. Which brings to mind the ending scene of “A Christmas Story” where Ralphie and his family end […]

Cowl of Many Colors in The White Winter

A Cowl of Many Colors is something we all need. Well! Seems as if Winter is here to stay. We’ve had record-breaking lows and about 5″ of snow fell Monday night into Tuesday. I remember because my daughter-in-law Lisa was traveling back from Orlando, FL to Newark, (she’s a flight attendant) and her scheduled flight […]

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Knitting – Review

The Complete Beginner’s Guide to Knitting – a review for you! Once in a while I think back to those days, a long time ago, when I was just learning how to knit. In the VERY beginning, I think I stuck with practice squares; just going over the knit and purl stitches again and again […]

Mother Bear Project, Knitting For Love

There is nothing like a Mother Bear Project, Knitting For Love. Just a quick post today, Friday the 13th, to let you in on an extraordinary knitting secret; knitting for those in need is the best knitting of all! With all of the talk about Valentine’s Day, I am reminded of all of the blessings […]

What To Do With Old Knitting Magazines

When I was growing up my mom loved having magazines in our house. From Life to Reader’s Digest, there was always something to read. Once I was in my teens, she loved buying every home and fashion magazine there was; McCall’s, Vogue, Better Homes and Gardens, Good Housekeeping,  even Cosmopolitan.   Only problem was, my […]

Be Thankful for Your Knitting

Since the beginning of the year, I’ve been trying to get my house in order. You know, finding a place for everything, organizing my junk, and throwing out what’s no longer needed. This includes my knitting, too. Once my stash gets too overcrowded in the large armoire I keep it in, and starts gushing out […]