knitting, eating (well, cooking first… mostly vegetarian), bodywork, menopause and general recreating

SHOCKING July 31, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lynne @ 3:45 am

I am incredulous.

In the face of an actual birth certificate (and numerous other pieces of hard evidence), you can still see Lou Dobbs on CNN saying our president is not a citizen. The news media in this country is totally out of control.
I atually heard a minister (YES! a “Christian” minister) say on TV that one may spend x% (he actually gave a number, which I can’t recall because I was so shocked) of one’s prayer time praying for Obama and those like him to die. I’m not kidding. How Christian is that??

What is going on here?!?


BEST DAY YET!!! January 20, 2009

Filed under: Uncategorized — lynne @ 5:38 pm

Thankful November 27, 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — lynne @ 9:28 pm

My warm home and fine husband; my loving family and sweet kitties; my oldest, dearest friend, and all good friends near and far; Golden Gate sunsets viewed from my sofa; plentiful organic food; enough water; the few places to find crunchy fallen leaves in this moderate climate; the relative wealth of our country; the relative peace of our country; a home filled with music; a new president who appears to have our best interests in heart; skiing less than three hours away; a closet full of yarn; green, growing things; a sky full of stars; more good teeth than bad; a comfortable bed; the gumption that got me here; the life still to come; my many amazing travels, and those in our future; dark chocolate; beautiful places just minutes from home; and so much more, with the wellness of body and mind to fully appreciate all these blessings.


Did You Vote? November 4, 2008

Filed under: knitting,procrastination — lynne @ 5:39 pm

Just checking in quickly in case anyone happens by today- if you’re a registered voter in the US and you haven’t voted yet- please go vote! The lines might be long, yes- what a perfect opportunity to work on that sock or scarf while you wait! Not a knitter? Bring a book, or maybe a crossword puzzle- just go vote!

I, and millions of your fellow Americans thank you


Am I designing?? October 3, 2008

Filed under: knitting,knitting basics — lynne @ 6:13 pm

My dear friend J. is having a baby! We know it’s a boy, and she’s asked the hubs and me to be the godparents- so exciting! I told her that of course I want to knit something for the babe, and she asked for a snuggy- you know, bunting, baby bag, whatever- to me it’s a snuggy. I have always struggled with the idea that a baby knit will not be long enjoyed by the intended baby, as I understand the little things tend to GROW really fast! And in this case we’re pretty sure he’ll be an ‘only’.

So here’s my idea- I’m knitting rectangles that I’ll sew up into the intended snuggy, and then a second snuggy too. Once the little lad grows out of his snuggies, I’ll remove a couple of seams and join the two snuggies into one blankie!! I’m so thrilled with this idea- and hope he’ll have the blankie for many years.  I’m using Bernat Cottontots (in two solids and a coordinating variegated), because wash-ability is an important factor. I really like the yarn- feels so soft and knits up nicely. Once there’s actually something to see, I’ll post some photos, and later, instructions (just in case anyone finds this post!!).

So do you think this counts as designing 😉 ?


Knitting Patterns September 25, 2008

Filed under: knitting — lynne @ 2:31 am

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about designing patterns. I know most knitters do, and since I do have a degree in Crafts, it doesn’t seem like such a crazy idea. But I do notice that many (perhaps too many) patterns are for garments that are so complex as to seem close to unwearable. Kind of like haute couture- yeah, we can do this with fabric- wanna try wearing it?? When looking at some knitting patterns I have often thought to myself “just because you can do that with knitting doesn’t mean you should”.**

I passed this comment on to another knitter, and she found it amusing and seemed to agree, so I thought it was time to out myself as a lover of the simple. If I spend the time to knit a garment, it has to be something I’m going to want to wear. A lot. Heck, I want to be seen in the fruits of my labor! Maybe even get a complement or two, ya know? My knitter friend’s response has helped me realize that a simple pattern is not a bad thing, and that gives me courage to try. So if anyone is out there… stay tuned! There may be opportunities for test knitters in the future of this little blog.

** I love this turn of phrase- if you do too, and want to use it, please give credit where credit is due. Thanks,



Knit in Public Day June 17, 2008

Filed under: knitting — lynne @ 1:14 am

Well, I did it! All by my little self- it was at a sort of private party, but it was a BIG, outdoor party with loads of people I didn’t know, and I knit there. Yes I did, I knit a few rows on my little cotton sock. Now, the only person who mentioned anything about it was a friend who’s also a knitter, but that’s okay because I did it- I knit in public. On Knit in Public day.


Okay, so where the heck is WordPress located anyway? I just noticed that the date on here is tomorrow…what are you guys in Paris or something 😉 ?