Wilderness Knits

My yarn arrived from Iceland. Yes, Iceland. I’m intending to make the Forestfox Sweater. But I also received this book: Wilderness Knits. It only has a few designs, with multiple variations on each one. They’re all that same type of […]


Epic and Zombie Knitting

I like to have an epic project that requires concentration and a zombie project I can knit without looking during Zoom meetings or while reading. I’m making the Fleming sweater, which is obviously epic, and I have Chimera on my […]

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Planned Projects

I’ve finished the Kaisa sweater and will block it and see how it worked out. I’m putting it that way because the sleeves are, as you can see in the photo, tiny. I hope, since it has a lace yoke, […]


Hot Saturday

I was awake from 2:00 to 4:00 a.m., visiting the bathroom every few minutes and cleaning up after the occasion when I wasn’t quick enough, possibly because I went to sleep. That was not fun. I took a couple of […]



One of the yarn purchases I made did not work out the way I hoped. I wanted this turquoise yarn, super light for summer tops, at an amazing price. I ordered five skeins, enough for a pretty summer top, and […]


Hot Sheep!

I just mean that I am definitely not going cold sheep. I have made two further yarn orders. First, I am expecting a little windfall which will totally cover the cost of my yarn orders from a direction I wasn’t […]



The next topic in the Health & Beauty Project is teeth. I scoured the chapter for advice about toothpaste, with no luck. I had a favorite toothpaste — the packaging was smart and convenient and it contained fluoride, baking soda, […]


How I Feel

Here’s how I feel today, from head to toe. My head has a tightness like a band around my forehead. Not exactly a headache, but not great. My eyes are itchy and watery. I’m sniffly, with a sort of dribbling […]


Staying Home Some More

I baked. I organized cabinets. I sorted out cookbooks. I tidied the living room. I did virtual church and had conversations with my daughters. I wrote reviews. I knitted. The continuing quarantine (except for people who are going around spreading […]