Sunday, January 29, 2023

And another month bites the dust

 So far, I am not that impressed with 2023!

RIP Tippy

As near as we know...20 plus years is a pretty good life of adventuring, being a pampered house cat and taking naps in the sun. When he started feeling the cold he would agree to wear a sweater but needed a coat to go adventuring in the snow as far as the mail box.

Adopted in 2004, estimated age 1 to 4 years old at that time.

We will miss you!

Sunday, January 15, 2023

Better Late than Never

 Midway through the first month of the New Year is late to share last years accomplishments and this years plans.  I don't know why getting back into regular blogging has been so hard, but better late than never and if not now, when would I start again?

2022 was a year of change in my little corner of the world.

We changed all the main level flooring.

It has long since needed something done to it.  The living room floor had faded (badly) and had multiple dings in it from when the children were younger and not very careful with what they did.

TDQ (The Drama Queen) and TFB (The First Boy) both changed jobs so new routines had to be established, and both seem to really like their new positions!

While lots of work was done in the garden, it never seems to be enough.

We grew honey nut squash from seeds that I had saved from some we had bought and thoroughly enjoyed the prior year.  Lots of honey nut squash!

I published 19 new designs in 2022, including 6 that are part of a book with Knotions.

I'm not sure I will publish that many again this year, but there will certainly be patterns in days to come!

So, I made a start and wrote a post, now to see if going forward I will continue.

Until next time,

Happy Knitting!


Sunday, November 13, 2022

Has it been over a month?

 There has been so much going on, it is easy to forget to post here.

The Indie Designer Gift Along is well into the planning stages, along with the After Party Gals Xmas Knit Along and...I am planning on a Black Friday through Giving Tuesday Sale.

Not to mention a brand new, sparkly e-book with Knotion featuring Webs house brand Valley Yarns.

More later, once I catch my breath!


Monday, October 3, 2022

Monday Musings

 Well, hello!

It has been a while, and I am sure the same old excuses are getting old!  But, maybe now that summer is over I can get back into some kind of routine.

How was your summer?

Mine was filled with ridiculous things like knitting clock faces, giant doilies to go on hula hoops, getting used to new routines and then having them shattered for a few weeks, lots of veggie gardening and not enough keeping up with actually publishing patterns!  There are so many coming up in the next few weeks it makes my head spin.

Annina, Tanja and I have also been getting ready for this years After Party Gals Mystery Sock Along; although I have to admit I am a bit behind on getting my socks knitted up and we have something really special in the works for before that event starts.


But, that is enough for today!  Hopefully this writing things down will stick and I will be back Wednesday with some more WiP's.



Sunday, October 2, 2022

Welcome Fall


After nearly three years of not going to fiber festivals, I think we can all say I made up for it in one frenzied day of shopping!

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.