22 Aug, 2016

Crochet Squares

August 22nd, 2016|Tags: , |

{August Break 8/22: Squares} For today's prompt, a shot from my family's trip to Ireland in July: This is a window in the Blarney Castle, otherwise a bona fide tourist [...]

29 Oct, 2015

Happy Pumpkin Time!

October 29th, 2015|Tags: , , |

Isn't this the cutest potholder ever? A knitted pumpkin? I fell in love with this pattern in the KnitPicks newsletter. Fall is my favorite season, and I love pumpkins (two [...]

19 Dec, 2013

Cracking a Code

December 19th, 2013|Tags: , |

I did it! I taught myself how to read an American knitting pattern! It feels like I learned how to read, and it reminded me how powerfully enabling it is [...]

4 Nov, 2013

Knitting!

November 4th, 2013|Tags: , |

  I've been knitting a lot lately; it keeps me sane while I supervise my younger son doing homework. I literally have to clicking away to stay patient, but I [...]

21 Feb, 2013

Create: Knitting Glittery Scarves

February 21st, 2013|Tags: , |

Create is my word for 2013. The beauty of it is that many things fall under "creating," such as knitting. Over the last six weeks (Is the new year already [...]

12 Dec, 2011

My Winter List: Things to Do in Winter

December 12th, 2011|Tags: , , |

We had the first dusting of snow in Chicago last week, and temperatures dipped below the freezing point over the weekend, so clearly the weather is telling me: It's winter. Thus [...]

12 Oct, 2011

Bilingual in More Than One Way

October 12th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Chunky sweaters are all the rage this fall, and a display of shawl-collared knobby jackets reminded me of one I knit when I was a teenager, when my friends and [...]

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