Monthly Archives: May 2013

Got Gauge?

“Save time by carefully checking your gauge.”  Famous last words for anyone that knits or crochets.  Knitting a gauge swatch indicates the tightness or looseness of the knitter’s tension by measuring the stitches and rows per inch over atleast a 4″ … Continue reading

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Sea Glass and Sand Dollars

For Mother’s Day, my husband I decided to leave the city behind for sand and surf.  We spent two sand-filled days at Aptos, CA.  We were able to get last minute reservations at Rio Sands Hotel located a block from the … Continue reading

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Yarn But No Pattern

I recently purchased four skeins of Madeline Tosh’s Tosh DK  weight, color Spectrum “just because.”  The hand dyed yarn has the appearance of the irridescence of peacock feathers, and to the touch, the softness associated with a billowy cloud.  I was over-stimulated by the beauty … Continue reading

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Cottage Garden Scarf

Lately, I’ve been knitting in the early morning as dusk turns to dawn.  The click of my needles along with the singing of the mocking birds gives me an opportunity to reflect on my life, as I gaze out the window … Continue reading

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