Ah, the foibles of youth . . .

Just read a funny bit, Handfuls of Trouble on The Corybantic Badger blog. It’s an entertaining look back on how stupid kid decisions (and the resulting incidents) made in childhood influence one’s life many years into adulthood. Reminded me of my own story. A few evenings ago, I was telling Hubs how I got this really cool scar on the second knuckle…

Used My Brain

So, I have been avoiding cables and chart reading for a while. Not because I was afraid of them, but mainly because I just didn’t want to have to use my brain while I knit. You see, knitting for me has been a stress relief activity that allowed me to busy my hands and focus…

Mmmm . . . Tea . . .

Today’s post is short. But sweet. Seems like a lot of knitters enjoy tea (and cats, but I’m allergic).  So I’ll post my tastings occasionally in case you find it interesting. Found Shang Tea (in Kansas City’s Crown Center) at the Midwest Tea Fest last month. Was an awesome event and enjoyed tasting various teas,…

A Pretty Jewel for a Rainy Day

Some have asked about my blog’s purple-y gold banner. It’s my Jewel fhp Shawl that I test knitted for Casapinka on Ravelry. I just love the colors in this yarn! It’s Zen Yarn Garden Serenity 20 (the 20 stands for 20% cashmere!) in the colorway Jewel. Cashmere is my most favorite fiber to knit with. The…

Welcome to the 21st Century…

…so I decided to start a blog. Here’s my first entry! I am an avid knitter (ask my husband) and some-times crocheter. I usually purchase pretty skeins of yarn that I see in the yarn shops. The fun begins when I match them up with the perfect pattern that will bring out the best qualities…