At Sea Down Under

I could get use to this! My biggest decision each day? Get up for breakfast, or sleep in and have lunch as my 1st meal. OK, not quite that simple, but pretty darn close. One of my morning routines, which I love, love, love is to walk the Promenade deck. So much better, and more . . . → Read More: At Sea Down Under

Not Like Anything I’ve Seen Before

We’ve been down under for a week now. What a cool place! Hot as the dickens – 100degrees+ in Brisbane yesterday. And the freaky, deekyest animals I’ve ever seen.

Part two of Jay’s and my Australian adventure kicked in last Friday (Thursday for y’all). We boarded the Crystal Symphony Cruise ship for a 13 day . . . → Read More: Not Like Anything I’ve Seen Before

Here We Go: Down Under Week 1

We’re off to the land down under. 3 days in Sydney, then a 13-day cruise up the Gold Coast. Koala Bears, alligators, kangaroos, boomerangs, Didgeridoos, Australian sheep, and hopefully some fun new blend of wool. Just hubby and me. Woohoo!!!

We started our big adventure on Sunday afternoon. Headed to the airport early, trying to . . . → Read More: Here We Go: Down Under Week 1

Oh Sweet Mystery, At Last I’ve Found You

My oh my, how I love a good mystery. And when knitting is one of the key components? Well, that’s perfection!

Last Wednesday, Clue one of the 2017 Rose City Yarn Crawl Mystery Along was released. Yippee! Most characteristic of my knitting style, I could not decide on a single color combination, so I started . . . → Read More: Oh Sweet Mystery, At Last I’ve Found You

Yet Another Sweater

Wow! A sweater started and finished (or nearly finished – have to kitchener the underarms and block) in less than a month. My beautiful Strokkur is nearly ready to wear. Can’t wait. And time for another!

So impressed with my accomplishment, I decided to dive in to yet another wearable endeavor. And voila! An . . . → Read More: Yet Another Sweater

Progress In A Snow Storm

Wow! What a wild 10 days we’ve just had. So pretty! But being stuck inside for that long? What to do, what to do? Knit, of course.

We live at the crest of a very steep neighborhood hill. Great if you like to sled (or just enjoy watching the fun). Not so great if you . . . → Read More: Progress In A Snow Storm

Say Hello, Say Good-Bye

Here it is. My year end reflection on the last 12 months, and promises for moving forward. As for the year past? I think one to tuck away and forget. Far too many cherished people lost – besides my Dad (which still hasn’t completely sunk in), Don Henley, Professor Snape (Alan Rickman), Justice Scalia, Mohamed . . . → Read More: Say Hello, Say Good-Bye

Headline: “Christmas Tree Destroys Knitting Peace”

Imagine this. In the midst of the holiday mayhem, a stolen moment. No one around but your faithful pets. Everything wrapped and tucked away or under the tree. Housework all done. Bing Crosby crooning through the speakers. Ahh! A few precious moments to sit down and knit.

Wrong! This was my reality yesterday afternoon. With . . . → Read More: Headline: “Christmas Tree Destroys Knitting Peace”

Can I have one too?!

Hat saga continued. I finished Claire’s hat, and am almost done with Sophie’s. When their mom saw it on Friday, guess what words came out of her mouth? “That’s cute. I’d like one, too.” Hence, hat number three. A very rare time when I’m willing to knit the same thing over, and over again. And . . . → Read More: Can I have one too?!

Hats for the Holidays

Ah, hats. Next to socks, my favorite thing to knit. And little kids hats? Even better!

After finishing my 6th set of mittens, it was time for something different. I’d made several hats for granddaughter Sophie, but none for Claire – the inevitable recipient of hand-me-downs. So its Claire’s turn! In searching for a baby . . . → Read More: Hats for the Holidays