Out of the loop

Out of the loop

Winter is always a strange time when it comes to being creative/productive. Last winter I made it through the rush of Christmas-present knitting and finished everything on time. Christmas Eve I cast on a gorgeous forest green, lightly variegated, heavy Aran-weight yarn from Briar Rose Fibers to make a hooded cardigan, and that project is [...]

Dental emergencies and brushes with the law–One heck of a week

Dental emergencies and brushes with the law–One heck of a week

This past Friday I was finally able to pick up my knitting again after more than a week of letting it idle. The Bare Branches sweater is coming along nicely, with the back and one front panel completed and some good progress on the second front panel. But that means I still have two sleeves, [...]

Best-laid plans

Best-laid plans

Ugh, already making adjustments to the 2018 goals. Making time to write every day is tough when there are errands to do and, let's be honest, fun to be had with friends and family. How about this, instead of vowing to write every day, I vow to write at least once a week and guarantee [...]

Traditional crafting

Traditional crafting

Late this afternoon I spied this book review on the New York Times website. It's a fantastic writeup of the book Cræft: An Inquiry into the Origins and True Meanings of Traditional Crafts by Alexander Langlands. The last paragraph made my heart sing: Langlands, surprisingly unsentimental for someone who made his fame doing historical re-enactments, resists the [...]