Thursday, March 31, 2011

If you love to make holes on purpose,....

and you love lace,...
and you love a FREE pattern,...
then you will love the Maaema scarf pattern.

I test knit this for Lost City Knits.  It was a wonderful and super rewarding knit.  I used JaggerSpun Zephyr 2/18 and US sz 4 needles.  More information on it can also be viewed on my Ravelry page.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Test Knitting the Sangiovese Stole

Photo by Lost City Knits
It was an honor to be included in the small group of test knitters, for Lost City Knits, for this stole.

I knit it with the lace weight silk I bought from the owner, Denise, a while back and it told me it wanted to be the Sangiovese Stole.  Ha!  We all know that the yarn needs to speak to us!

It is more beautiful and elegant than I imagined it would be.

Photo by Lost City Knits
 I love it.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Stitches Of Life giveaway......I won!

Not only did I receive this wonderful book, Lelia [of Stitches of Life] sent me two wonderful tatted pieces and 3 Vintage cards with yards of sz 20 Lizbeth threads!

Thank you, Lelia, for the wonderful thing you are doing!

Friday, March 4, 2011

Artful Care

Are you caring for an aging loved one? Bewildered?

My friend and fellow knitter, Julie, has been the primary care-giver for 15 (!) family members and friends over the past 20 years.

She created a plain language, down-to-earth website aimed at sharing loads of practical tips for the care-giver. She takes the mystery out of this journey, showing ways to navigate the system and access the system. With humor and comical original artwork, Julie shows how to ask a question and get an answer, how to communicate with siblings, how to meet with the professionals, and much more.

There's something for everyone at I hope you will take time to visit the site and send feedback.

[NOTE:  People come into our lives for a reason~~~~When Julie and I met, years ago, we "clicked" and am so thankful for her awesome website.  I had been worried and dreading how and what to do when the time comes with my mom.  This is something no one wants to think about but Julie makes it possible.]