For the wise, learning never ends. 2020 is coming to a close. Hasn't this year felt like a decade instead of a year? I've learned quite a bit this year both in knitting and in my day job. My knitting skills have definitely improved by leaps and bounds. I contemplated breaking from tradition and working…Read more The Last Cast Ons of 2020
Year of the Tart
Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44
Bliss cannot be sold. These are the last two weeks of 2020. What a year it has been. You may recall the theme for 2020 was the Year of the Tart. It certainly has been a flamboyant year. With the holidays, we've tried to focus on small items that bring us joy. That involved new…Read more Working From Home: Weeks 43 and 44
Celebrating Life with Burt
Celebrate life. To truly live, celebrate each day of life. Let each day be a festival of joy. It's Friday again! How did that happen? In some ways time moves faster wfh, and in other ways it feels slower. No matter how I perceive time to be passing, it's still important to celebrate life. Did…Read more Celebrating Life with Burt
Working from Home: Week 6
We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us. It's week six of working from home, but this week I'm on vacation from the day job. Sure it seems a bit odd, but the world is an odd place at the moment. I've been thinking a bit about how Godzilla comes…Read more Working from Home: Week 6
Happy Birthday Kitties!
In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. – Terry Pratchett March 15 is one day after Pi Die. You maybe sleeping off a sugar coma, but we're celebrating kitty birthdays here. Ernie and Burt are litter mates. We know Gracie was born around the same time. To keep things…Read more Happy Birthday Kitties!
Happiness is not the absence of problems; it's the ability to deal with them. My Craftvent II has gotten off to a rocky start this year. It started with the main color yarn not being one I would normally knit with. One reason I enjoy KALs is to learn new techniques and try new yarns.…Read more Craftvent Mishap
They’re Already Here!
"When you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible." ~ When Harry Meet Sally The British Hubby and I love a good B movie or cult classic. After a long work week, it's our way of unwinding…Read more They’re Already Here!
Taking the Plunge
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. ~ Albert Einstein This week the blog took a big leap. It now has it's own domain name! Check out the brand new skeinherder.com. Okay, I know what you're thinking. Yes, it looks exactly like the old page, but in the magical…Read more Taking the Plunge
Malabrigo March Hits Double Digits
You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~ Virginia Woolf As I'm sitting here trying to put into words my love for Malabrigo March, my mind started wondering to thoughts about ordering enough yarn for a sweater pattern I bought last week. Sure, I have plenty of projects already, and a few are close to…Read more Malabrigo March Hits Double Digits
Malabrigo March: Cast on Frenzy
Life is either a daring adventure or nothing. ~ Helen Keller It's March 4 and I have four new projects for Malabrigo March so far. My plan to only knit from stash has been tossed out the window. I have fallen head over heels in love with the new Malabrigo base Washted. Especially the new…Read more Malabrigo March: Cast on Frenzy