I knit in Homer, Alaska, at the End of the Road, where I live with my husband Adam. We have a very convenient relationship. We garden together through the long summer days and he spins while I knit through the long winter nights. We have 4 grown children, 2 daughters-in-law, one son-in-law,2 grandsons, so far and 2 grand-puppies. My grandsons and assorted small friends call me Oma, which I must admit makes me very happy.
Submitted by PJ Hatfield-Bauer on Wed, 07/25/2012 - 23:46
Krystyna lives in a knitter’s paradise on the Shetland Islands, writing adventure stories that extend the tales of the Ponderosa of the TV hit Bonanza. I am of an age that those shows were past my bedtime and therefore were very enticing forbidden fruit. It was rare indeed that we could watch them, being offered late on Sunday evening with a school day to follow.
Submitted by PJ Hatfield-Bauer on Tue, 07/10/2012 - 22:33
Such a chilly gray day, but the wind is softer than it has been. I can just see the mountains across the bay huddled in their cloud shawls, which leads me to think about knitting.
Submitted by PJ Hatfield-Bauer on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 17:46
My new Addi needle set came today. Now I have interchangeable points and cables that will make oodles of combinations for any project I can think up! It is exciting to hold the case in my hand and think of all the possibilities. My sweet other wing interrupted my dithering about whether such a purchase was too much of a good thing, too expensive to afford, by saying that I had never asked him whether his tools were too expensive, just whether they were what he needed. What a rush to find out that after 29 years he can take my breath away!
Submitted by PJ Hatfield-Bauer on Thu, 02/23/2012 - 00:05
I blocked the first three swatches last night. After the casting on, counting, measuring and binding off, they needed to be blocked. So I dampened them a bit, straightened them out and pinned them into shape on a towel on the ironing board. They should be dry tomorrow, so I can look at them again before deciding whether they really are up to TKGA snuff.
Submitted by PJ Hatfield-Bauer on Tue, 01/31/2012 - 21:20
I am on my way to the Masters...Master Knitter of The Knitting Guild of America; henceforth TKGA. I recommend the site and the organization. I ordered the course just before my mother passed away back in 2007. Then, the many changing patterns of life took over. My needles have been busy for many other purposes, all worthy, but now that our children are on their own and our many years of foster parenting have come to a close, there is time to pick up needles for this long dreamed of path of my own.