Traveling the world to learn about knitting.

I’m reading a lovely article in AramcoWorld that is comprised of stories author/artist Helen Zughaib’s father told her about growing up in Lebanon. Two of my all-time favorite books are about life in Lebanon as well. On top of being great stories and very well-written and enjoyable reads, these books speak to me of the […]

I just got back from another trip to Alaska, my sixth. This time I spent a wonderful weekend teaching at the Seaside Yarns’ Mermaid Retreat. Here are a few thoughts from my journal. There is no time in Alaska. There are only seasons — darkness for winter, light for summer. The cycle of life is […]

I’m reading two books right now: The Porcelain Thief: Searching the Middle Kingdom for Buried China by Huan Hsu In the Footsteps of Sheep: Tales of a Journey Through Scotland, Walking, Spinning, and Knitting Socks by Debbie Zawinski I have two trains of thought to post about. First, the former book is about porcelain and the history […]

The Vintage Shetland Project

Whatever you pay attention to is what you will notice. I pay attention to knitting, history, travel, and writing. And that leads me to notice many interesting people. Sometimes I find them through intentional searches, and sometimes I just stumble upon them. I don’t remember exactly how I met Susan Crawford, but a few years […]

I’ve been not writing. This is not good. I have so much to say and I forget that it only gets said if I put the words onto the page. I love writing in notebooks but that material so often doesn’t get into the computer. I wonder if I should just write on the keyboard. […]