5 Things to Keep in Mind When Knitting Through Tough Times

Since my last post, I have gone through a major life change. In July of 2014, my husband was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer,  and it announced itself with a seizure and a car accident. After almost a year of chemo, pain, multiple medical emergencies,  and numerous hospital stays, he passed away on June…

Fibery Goodness Roundup

Things have been a bit hectic since my last post.  My hubby started a new chemotherapy drug which is leaving him drained and ill, and this week he has several brain radiation treatments,  which added to his chemo, will do a serious number on his energy,  along with some nasty headaches. My big excitement was having…

#WIPWednesday : The Event Horizon Pi Shawl

I love this shawl, and learned a lot from knitting her. I’m finally in the home stretch,  and ready to bind off. I cast on New Year’s day, and was supposed to finish on Pi Day, 3/14, but that obviously didn’t happen. The Event Horizon Pi Shawl , by Donna Druchunas, was featured in her…

Free Pattern: The Brainless Cowl

I’m happy to say, the Brainless Cowl is just that, brainless.  I was looking for a way to use up some of my many skeins of handspun yarn, and sometimes I could knit on autopilot while I read a book.  Hence, the Brainless Cowl, a giftable project you can complete in an evening while sitting…

I Think I Will Take Up Sewing

Follow my blog with Bloglovin I think I’m going to take up sewing.  This has been something that has nagged T me for years,  which is a bit absurd.  After all, I own three sewing machines.  Yes, three. They keep coming into my life and my home,  and amazingly enough,  no matter what I do,…

An Eventful Year

I  couldn’t believe it when I saw I hadn’t posted in almost a year. Most likely because it has been, long, stressful,  terrifying,  and  more than a little eventful. Last summer,  my husband was diagnosed with cancer,  which announced itself with a seizure.  He went from being relatively healthy,  active,  and working full time,  to…

Yarn Tastings and New Babies

Things have certainly been exciting around here. After a long and difficult pregnancy,  my sister Brittany has mad me an Auntie again. Ireland Ellen made her appearance on Monday with great fanfare. Me and Ireland While waiting for her arrival,  I spent some time working on my entrelac baby blanket for my cousin. I’m working…

#Knitchat and Entrelac

Since my last post, I’m feeling much better and am back to knitting comfortably.  Mom’s cataract surgery went well.  I finished my potato chip scarf, and it turned out beautifully.  The picture really doesn’t do it justice, but things have been crazy busy, and I haven’t had a chance to set up for some good…

WIP Wednesday: Therapy Knitting

So, here I am sitting at the hospital waiting for my mom to go in for her cataract surgery,  working on a potato chip scarf I’m knitting it in Manos Maxima on size 10 needles. This is a super fast relaxing knit that I will probably do again with my handspun. It’s very portable and…

Baby Love

Well, I feel guilty that I haven’t posted here for so long, but, truth be told, even though I’ve been knitting, I haven’t finished much. Oh, maybe a couple of shawls, but most of my brain power and energy have been taken up by my new job and trying to get everyone where they need…