Tuesday, April 22, 2014


Knitting is by far one of my favourite past times. If you have not already, visit Ravelry.com to sign up for the most popular knitting and crochet community online. You can access free patterns, upload your own patterns to share, and ask questions to receive help.

I was once a knitting, crochet, and sewing teacher at a fancy yarn shop. I worked there for two years freelance and had a grand time. Then I began doing media publicity and videos for the shop. After a while of slow business, I became burnt out. I moved an hour away from the shop and still drove the commute several times per week. My accounts were drained by my gas tank. I started a job at a restaurant and still worked at the shop on the weekends. It became nearly impossible and it came to the point where I had no time whatsoever to teach classes. I felt as if I had fallen off the face of the earth and missed the shop ladies terribly. Fortunately, my friend's business resurfaced and she was able to re-establish her shop in Canton, Georgia, United States.

Please visit her shop and support her. She is a sweet and caring artist, small business owner and mother of 4. She carries Swans Island Merino, Dream In Color, Louet, Berrocco, Lorna's Laces, Evermore Studios, her own hand painted yarn line, Knitting In the Red, and many more.

Here is what I am currently knitting: Templeton

It is a very simple, relaxing and easily memorized pattern. I recommend it to intermediate knitters. 
I am using beautiful cream baby alpaca from Liz at Southern Estate Alpacas. It is ever so soft to work with but very sheddy and fuzzy. It is soft on my neck so it should be fine for a baby blanket.
Hello, and welcome to my very first post.
I am a young lady well beyond my years. Someone should lend me a time machine ticket to transport me to the late 1930's so that I can live a lovely life in the 1940's mode.

I am the kind of lady who wishes that she could wear hats and gloves all over town.
I find myself collecting beautiful things with what little I have, or turning old finds into new treasures.

Remember, anything is possible. This means you, dear readers, can dream to the sky, to the atmosphere, and beyond. Your ideas and inklings are important, no matter how insignificant you might think. One of my favourite stories about this very concept is by Australian illustrator Shaun Tan.
This delightful story, A Distant Rain, is from Shaun Tan's book "Tales from Outer Suburbia". You should definitely read this lovely and somewhat instantly endearing book right away.

That is all for now. Enjoy your evening.