Knitting in the Dark

One of the hardest things about getting older is that we need more light to get things done.  I remember when I was a kid, knitting with black yarn using just the light from the TV was easy, nowadays, well… not so much.  That why I was so excited when we got the Quarrow Hands-Free Neck Light.  It is truly a godsend. Continue reading

Resolution: Learn Something

With New Year’s Eve just around the corner, thoughts have turned to New Year resolutions.  According to the Nielson ratings for 2015 “Learn something new/New Hobby” was 8th in the list of top 10 New Year Resolutions, behind such standbys as “lose weight” and “get organized”.

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It Takes Time

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As I was walking to lunch, I cross through a tunnel underneath a major road.  The salt from melting the snow has formed stalactites along the underside of the bridge.  Looking upon them made me think about when I taught my kids how to tell the difference between stalactites and stalagmites (stalactites hold tight to the ceiling, stalagmites might trip you) and how each drip of salt from the road contributes to the growth of these interesting geological formations.  Knitting and sewing are much the same.  Each stitch, each piece of fabric, each minute devoted to a craft develops not only the item being made but you as a person.  Just like that old joke about the only way to Carnegie Hall is practice, practice, practice; the time we put into creating, learning and growing inside our chosen craft defines us as people.

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