Knitting


Ideas to get you crafting this winter

Ideas to get you crafting this winter

This is the time of year I think, dream, and plan my winter crafting. Tis' the season. I think about finishing projects I didn't last winter and starting new projects. If you're anything like me, you're doing the same thing.

The meaning of making

The meaning of making

The women I come from, my mom, aunties and grandmas; make beautiful, useful, warm and cozy things. They knit, crochet, sew, quilt, appliqué, and weave. I belong to a lineage of women makers, it is a heritage I am proud of and deeply grateful for. Women who make warmth out of scraps, beauty of balls of yarn, homes out of handmade.

Mom's Shawl (I'm a slow knitter but a fast reader)

Mom's Shawl (I'm a slow knitter but a fast reader)

Those of you who have been around for awhile may remember that my mom and I started a knitting project together when our family lived with my parents last summer. I teased my mom at the time that it would take a couple years for us to finish this project. ...

I don't have to do it all (and neither do you)

I don't have to do it all (and neither do you)

One of the things I have loved about my thirties is the increasing clarity I have gained each year about what I love and don't love. The re-discovering of myself and my new dreams post baby and early childhood years. (We are in the second half of our child raising ...

Creative Ebb & Flow ~ The Knit of Family Life (Yarn Along)

Creative Ebb & Flow ~ The Knit of Family Life (Yarn Along)

Thoughts on being knit together as a family.

Knitting ~ Together

Knitting ~ Together

Earlier this summer my mom and I celebrated her birthday with a mother-daughter outing. There was lunch in a touristy town (not hard to come by around here) and there was yarn. Mom and I both have a thing for nice yarn. We ohh and ahh, appreciating the beauty of ...

Who Needs to Knit?

Who Needs to Knit?

The last knitting project I was working on stalled at about this point: This photo is from last Christmas when I decided, after too many mistakes to count, to frog my first pair of socks. The fact that they are "froggy" green is simply a sweet irony. This brings the ...