Monday, October 25, 2010


Well, figuratively speaking, and about ten months out of the year you'll find me wearing ankle warmers.

I HATE cold ankles.

Ankle warmers can be worn discreetly underneath (and virtually undetectable) pants' legs. Remember when Scarlet made herself a promise -- I'll never have cold ankles again?

Tuesday, October 19, 2010


How can there be a difference, you ask.

Like most knitters, I often have more than one project going at the same time. Normally, I have one project downstairs next to my comfortable chair, and another upstairs next to my recliner. Never waste a minute.

Recently, in order to have the right size needles, I picked up a pair of metal -- I think it's aluminum -- needles, and rediscovered something I had forgotten since becoming accustomed to wooden needles. Because metal needles create less friction, they are much faster.

They do have a major drawback, regretfully. At night the shiny reflections can cause considerable eye strain, hence as long as I'm using metal needles, I'll be forced to divide my projects into day knitting and night knitting.

Saturday, October 16, 2010


I've figured out that if I did nothing but knit the entire waking hours of a day, I could knit a skein a day. That means no stopping to eat, drink, read the mail, or take a nap.

Of course, that would mean that no writing would get done, either.

Friday, October 1, 2010


The Yarn Barn in Lawrence was my destination yesterday. It's a rare opportunity I get to go there, but always delightful. It's about the most full-scale yarn shop I've ever seen, I mean, the real works, spinning, weaving, felting, makes me feel humble since I can only do garter or stockinette stitch on very simple projects.

(Well, my aunt, a master knitter, once made me do a sweater with cables, which I detested and have never done again.)

I was searching for Kansas yarn, and learned that there is no Kansas yarn produced in great quantities. The closest is the Brown Sheep yarn company in Mitchell, NE.