My Writings, My Life, My Art & not always about knitting

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13Oct 2016
Oh Nuts by Sheryl Thies

I like to make small projects. I like them in summer, when it’s too hot to have a big wooly sweater or afghan on my lap. I like them in fall and winter when I’m rushing to get something warm to put on my head or gifts to hand out to friends and family over […]

06Sep 2016

A guest post by Katherine Durack. If you’ve read Sue Monk Kidd’s wonderful historical novel, The Invention of Wings, you might have wondered about some of the details — which parts of the story did Kidd make up? And which are based in fact? “Slaveholding As It Was: The Courageous Testimony of Sarah and Angelina Grimke” tells about […]

02Sep 2016

I often wonder what the world would be like if every adult was as creative and free as we all were as kids. I think it would be calmer, lovelier, more peaceful place. And I’d like to do something about it.  —Danny Gregory I’ve been taking a lot of online classes and reading a lot […]

29Aug 2016

A guest post by Susan Santos. Knitting patterns and recipes have a lot in common. They both generally have a list of required ingredients–yarn, needles; butter, flour, etc. This is usually followed by steps of execution–CO 100 sts, knit two rows; preheat the oven to 350 degrees, grease a 9″ cake pan, and so forth. Maybe […]

22Aug 2016

Some random thoughts on life and work. I have a fantastic job and a pretty awesome life. I love making things and sharing them, and that’s what I do to make a living. Actually, I have been lucky to have lived a charmed life. Although I’m not rich and at times I’ve been poor, I’ve […]

09Jul 2016

This is the introduction to Stories In Stitches book 6, which should be going to the printer in about two weeks. I can’t wait for the book to come out to share this. So here it is. I hope it speaks to you. “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who […]

08Jul 2016

You may have noticed that there are no knitting books in my “top ten” list. That’s because knitting books need a list of their own. I bought my first knitting book in 1999, when I decided I wanted to knit sweaters for myself. I made a rule: I would have to knit at least three […]

30Jun 2016

Have you noticed that precision is not my thing? Not in writing, not in knitting, and not in drawing or painting. I am all about having fun, playing, and making stuff up. I don’t like following rules or prescribing rules for others to follow. I’m in the middle of doing the 100 Day Project, where […]