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 […]

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 […]

Finding New Knitting Products To Try

Knitting is yarn and needles, right? And maybe a pattern thrown in for good measure? Well, not hardly. 🙂 Knitting is SO much more than mere yarn and needles. That’s what makes it such a F-U-N hobby! There’s always something new to buy and use.  Whether you are sixteen or sixty, knitting never grows old. […]

Free Knitting Patterns and Other October Musings

I love this time of the year. Maybe because October 22nd is my wedding anniversary and the 24th is my birthday. That, and the fact that we usually take a ride out to Bucks County, PA and tool around Peddler’s Village with a stop at the winery and it all adds up to a pretty […]

How Do You Knit a Scarf?

I’ve been knitting! Which is a good thing, to quote a certain homemaking queen, but that simply means I haven’t been writing. Last week, I just had to take a break. Nothing helps to reset your inner creative clock then taking a break from what you do all of the time. Maybe end of summer […]

What Are YOU Knitting for Birthdays and Holidays?

Knitting is one of those hobbies that just keep looking better the more you knit. Actually I think that’s how it is with most things in life; the more you do them, the better they become and the easier they are to do. Once you have the knit and purl stitches mastered, there’s no reason […]

Top 5 Charity Knitting Sites Online

One of my very favorite things to do in mid-summer when I lived in Pennsylvania was to walk with my dogs to the beginning of our unpaved road, walk out onto the secondary road (which took you after a four-mile drive up to Rt. 6), cross over to the other side of that secondary road […]

Scarves and Shawls For Yarn Lovers Book Review

Simple is amazing! So says author Carri Hammett about her new book, “Scarves and Shawls For Yarn Lovers.” She’s absolutely right! Working with classic colors and the simplest of knitting stitches, you can create the most beautiful scarves and shawls you’ve ever seen. One of these days I will begin a real tutorial all about […]

Lace from the Attic – A Book Review

There are so many aspects of knitting to love. Traditional knit and purl stitches create beautiful knitting projects; cable stitches bring out your expertise in afghans or sweaters; dropped stitches add to whatever you’re knitting in wavy rows, and ribbing and edgings are so versatile that you never have to knit the same one twice. […]