Non knitting post about candle making

My lovely sister is getting married in May and having her wedding party on their land in Wisconsin – a beautiful wooded 40 acres with an exquisite lou:)

Anyway, because there is no electricity we are hanging candles from trees to light up the night. We spent yesterday evening melting old candles and pouring them into jars with wicks. . . then wire handles were wound around the jars. . . and then opened hangers will be hung over tree boughs and the jars hung from those. . . safe and beautiful and well lit.

Here are photos of our efforts – we made 51 candles!!

Congratulations V & D!
Can’t wait for the wedding party!!

Striped Socks

I finished these socks in 3 days!! I’m celebrating a friend’s birthday tonight (Friday)  and on Tuesday I thought how lovely it would be to give him a pair of hand knit socks. . . so here they are. . . on my old feet. I used Harrisville Designs Highland … Continue reading

Another head in the Treetops Cap

I knit this hat for Ellen but it is so soft and lovely that I’ll be wearing it when she isn’t! I knit this in LOFT – a 100% American wool – Grown in Wyoming, spun in New England – this wool is very fun to knit. I used size … Continue reading

Knitting enthusiasm still strong

It has been ages since I’ve blogged. . . okay, only about 18 months. ..but that is ages in “online” time. I’ve been busy knitting – – – AND – – – learning how to play Cajun accordion. Learning to play the accordion is cutting into my knitting time, but … Continue reading

A great cast on when starting at the top

I love to knit mittens and hats from the top down! Starting at the top provides me the opportunity to keep trying it on as I go. . . and my projects always turn out the right length. Here is a video of a really nice cast on that I … Continue reading

Earflap hat with Twined Knitting

A while back a friend mentioned she wanted a classy, black, earflap hat to wear with her “good” coat. She showed my the ecru 1940s art deco style silk scarf that she wears with this coat. A lovely design is woven into the scarf and I decided to try to … Continue reading

Recognition at Patternfish!

Editor’s Choice! This January the editor of Patternfish newsletter became intrigued with a new technique I’m developing – a new way of putting knit and purl rows together. I’ve written three patterns using this technique and she featured them in the newsletter. Take a look! (Scroll down the newsletter a … Continue reading