Sunday, August 14, 2022



Sunday, June 26, 2022

Heliantheae- Not Silent


 I should have written this blog post on Friday...but with events in the news, doomscrolling, being angry and frustrated, I just couldn't bring myself to do it. Who wants to hear about a new pattern release when the news looks the way it does?

Maybe you?  Maybe you need a distraction from current events?

Presenting Heliantheae!

This 7/8ths of a circle shawl was my answer to TDQ's keep planting sunflowers in the hopes of having them bloom, only to have the wild rabbits that frequent our garden eat them!  (Not that I blame the rabbits, I find sunflower micro-greens to be very tasty, too!)

Started in June of 2021, the pattern is now available on Knotions, and Ravelry.


Worked in a lace weight yarn, in two colors, with two colors of beads, this shawl is definitely not going to be eaten by pesky rabbits!


But back to current events.


From now, until I decide to change it, all proceeds (probably rounded up to the nearest round number) from my Dissent Pattern will be donated to Planned Parenthood and Plan C

While I would love for you to buy the pattern, I would be equally happy if you just made a donation to either of those worthy, and needed, causes.  In case you would like to make a donation in the name of someone else, may I suggest a Supreme Court Justice of your choice, with any Thankyou Cards being mailed to:

Their name

1 First Street, NE
Washington, DC 20543

Until next time...try to find hope, register to vote if you are eligible and not registered, then get out to vote when election day roles around.


Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Father's Day

 Our week in pictures....

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

I put my money where my mouth is

 While I don't have pictures as taking pictures of the roof of my house is much more difficult than I thought it would be..I put my money where my mouth is and had 14 solar panels installed today.

Will they save me money? Today, no. At best my electric bill decrease will cover the payments for the panels (with a loan at 1.9% it didn't make sense to pay cash when my investments are making more than that) but with the rising costs of electricity maybe tomorrow the answer will be yes.

Do they get me away from any "burning" of stuff to get that electricity..Yes!


In the greater world wide climate crisis will my solar panels make a big difference?  No, but we have to start somewhere and I am putting my money where my mouth is and saying we have to get away from burning fossil fuels where and when we can.

Sunday, May 22, 2022

Is it Sunday, again?

 This week involved a lot of "head down" working on things...that while knitting related are not mine to share.

So nothing new to show, however the new kitchen/entryway/laundry room flooring has been acquired.  I will be so very glad to get rid of the badly installed stuff that is already there, but installing is a few weeks out as contractors wearing steel toed boots will need access to my basement in just a couple of weeks.

In many ways, getting rid of this flooring is the final step to getting rid of bad memories...just that and a couple of pieces of furniture remain.  They'll be gone by the end of the year, too.

What are you saying "good riddance to bad rubbish" to?