Wednesday, January 31

Mid morning

My first thought for the day? Does this give you a clue?

What I thought would be an easy pattern, is now a ball of well worked and partially frayed yarn! Obviously I need to pay close attention to my stitch count. And "mind my yarn overs", according to Marie from smariek knits. Why not jump over there and read her blog. It is entertaining and inspiring.

The next thought for the day is that I definitely need to change this blog layout. I grabbed a template, which was great for quick entry into the blog market, but leaves a lot to be desired when it comes to individuality.

... be back later.


Monday, January 29

January's Tail

When winter's bite is still so sharp and the taste of garden fresh fruits and vegetables are a distant past, we must press on. The promise of a still far away spring, calls us. It brings hope - and with it, longer days. I can begin to notice the minutes of daylight yearning to stretch now. A little bit here... a little bit there. I am so thankful simply to be here, and to count my blessings of friends.

This year, I begin my latest venture, which is knitting. There are so many fabulous places to visit, right here from my own chair. Knitters, it seems, are a wonderful group of people. People who can look outside of themselves and can enjoy life's simplicities.

One of the best sites for beginning knitters, in my opinion, is This site was started by a woman on the East Coast as a small venture, originally. Read her story and how she started right here.

So far, I have completed a few small projects. My first being grandmother's favorite dishcloth. Soon, I added two more - Diamonds Galore and the Mock Cable cloth. There were great lessons for working on technique and I quickly became obsessed. I have since given those two dishcloths away. After much digging, I found the Ballband Dishcloth. I completed that today. I think that this is one of my favorites so far. These cloths are so colorful and cheery! They have a way of brightening up an entire kitchen! Not to mention the therapy that knitting provides. I just joined a monthly knit along - I can't wait!

When I think of knitting, one of the first things I think of is this Psalm:

"For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother's womb.I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well".

Until next time.