EuroDonna here, at home and happy in Manchester, England and getting ramped up for our first real day of the trip. It took just about two entire days to get here and settle in. Don’t ask. But we left our house Tuesday morning at 8, and by Wednesday evening we were here, checked into our […]
I’ve been listening to the CD “Live at Eddie’s Attic” by The Civil Wars lately. The haunting melodies and harmonies have been playing in my head since I first heard the band’s duet version of Leonard Cohen’s “Dance Me to the End of Love” at our favorite local coffee shop a couple of weeks ago. […]
As I am getting ready for my trip to Europe, Lithuania is filling my mind again. I’m looking at my photos, reading history books, fondling yarn and knitted pieces, looking for a flat to rent, and dreaming of the streets of Vilnius. Although I will also be spending time in England, Scotland, and Geneva, and […]
Have You Any Organic Wool? by Donna Druchunas (Email me) (Sources for eco-friendly fleeces and yarns are posted at the bottom) What could be more natural than wool? Many people assume that wool is organic because it is a natural fiber. Some use the term organic informally, referring to wool that is not processed with […]
My interest in knitting has been kept alive over the years by the almost infinite variety of color, pattern, and texture that is found in collections of knitters and museums around the world. Although I love the smooth, quiet repetition of knitting a rectangular scarf in garter stitch using a luxurious yarn, it is the endless diversity of technique and style that keeps me interested in knitting as more than a way to keep my hands busy while watching TV.
These wrist warmers are inspired by Lithuanian beaded wristers that I saw on BritKnitCast website, hosted Carrie Anne Dennison, who attended Woolfest last year.