This blog has been a pleasure to write, but in 2017 I expect to be busy with new projects in writing and publishing. I will knit as I have time, but I don't think I'll be updating this blog. I'll miss sharing my thoughts and projects with you, my readers!
Here are two of my animal friends, who will be getting new Christmas outfits.
To revitalize the American wool industry, preserve the West, and create American made high-quality products through eco-friendly operations and fair prices for Ranchers."
Mountain Meadow is a spinning mill set below the Big Horn Mountains on the Western Plains of Wyoming. It is a family operated mill, owned by Karen Hostetler, and dedicated to supporting local ranchers and raising awareness about ranching culture in the American West. Mountain Meadow is committed to revitalizing the American wool industry through eco-friendly operations and fair prices for ranchers.
One of my favorite scarf patterns is the Chinook Scarf by Ali Green. I've made it in different yarns, on different needles, and have modified it more often than not to be longer than the original pattern. Here's a link to the pattern:
It may seem
that writing and knitting do not have much in common, but let me enumerate
their amazing similarities:
start with a pile of materials and make something that only you can make.
contemplate the pile for a while before you begin, letting your imagination run
you don’t like what you’ve done and rip it out
the finished item bears little resemblance to your imagined thing of beauty.
mistakes you make will never go away. Corollary:
you will see new mistakes or ways to improve every time you look at the
are amazed and in awe at what you have done, while you feel slightly
embarrassed at the many flaws and faults that leap out at you. Advice:
don’t point out the flaws; this will only make your admirers think that they
are unobservant and is often taken as fishing for a compliment and will only
get you more praise (“oh, no, it’s perfect!”), not the commiseration you subconsciously
seek (“I could have done so much better!”)
writing and knitting are very much alike. Both require skill, patience and
creativity. And both communicate your innermost self, which is always a bit of