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A New Beginning

I started this little blog over 4 years ago. And then we got kind of busy…and we moved…and… know how it goes. But I would love to talk about my knitting some more, and have made a commitment to myself that this year I am going to work on knitting through my stash as well as really developing my knitting skills. I am not going to be hard core and say I can not BUY any yarn this year, but I would love to knit more of what I have in my yarn stash.


 I am a fearless, intermediate knitter. But I have not mastered socks, I don’t do fair isle, or cables and intarsia kind of eludes me. Lace and sweaters and shawls have been my loves…but after knitting for over 16 years, I think it’s time to bump up my skill set.

I just purchased Vogue® Knitting The Ultimate Knitting Book: Completely Revised & Updated.



My plan is to learn a lot of new things by working through this book. Eventually, I would love to design a few items of my own. That’s my dream. I have this issue with math though…and spatial thinking…I almost flunked geometry in high school, I kid you not. I console myself with the fact that I have so many other highly developed superpowers that it crowded out spatial thinking and math. BUT…there’s got to be a place for me– the literature loving, poetry reading, math challenged girl–in the world of knitting and patterns..

I am hoping YOU will be inspired to pick up your two sticks and yarn to knit something beautiful. This doesn’t have to be complicated, yes? There is beauty in simplicity.

Literature is also one of my loves. I will be sharing what I am reading and knitting both!

Right now, for Well Read Mom, I just finished reading Strangers and Sojourners (Children of the Last Days) (v. 1) by Catholic author, Michael D. O’Brien. It is such a powerful book. So many images of faith and heartache, wondering and arriving, destruction and rebirth. I highly recommend it!

So, what are you reading and knitting? I’m going to share next time what I made with that beautiful Madelinetosh up there in that picture…a gorgeous yarn for a perfect shawl.  Also, Ginny Sheller over at Small Things, is hosting her monthly Yarn Along, which I plan on participating in this coming month.

After having moved to Georgia, I kind of lost my knitting gumption. It’s hard to knit with hot, swollen fingers. But, I am picking up my needles again, and pushing past the heat factor!

Here’s to learning some new things!