Projects / Crafts

General crafting: paper, beads, sewing

#FriFotos #FridayReads and the Power of Hashtags

#FriFotos #FridayReads and the Power of Hashtags

Over the last few Fridays, I have participated in the Twitter project #FriFotos (if you are not familiar with hashtags, basically it is a mechanism to sort and display every bit of information that includes this word(s) succeeding the # [...]

Carmelized Onion-Butternut Roast with Chestnuts

Tough Nut to Crack

Two weeks ago, I picked up some chestnuts at the farmers’ market.  October marks the beginning of the season (which usually runs through December or January) so if you want fresh ones, now is the time to look for them. [...]

Buddleia Socks by Marlaina Bird

Big and Little Gifts

Many thanks to all who entered my little contest for The Knitter’s Book of Socks!  I enjoyed reading the comments and seeing the variety of responses. The winner of this contest is Judy from Vermont, who had this to say: [...]

Yosemite: Day Hikes, Domes, and (Really) Huge Trees

Yosemite: Day Hikes, Domes, and (Really) Huge Trees

Seems that I got a bit out of order in chronology of my posts.  Here I am telling you about the things that I just finished knitting, but I didn’t tell you WHERE I was knitting them… so, allow me [...]

Knitter’s Book of Socks

Knitter’s Book of Socks

Many thanks to Potter Craft for sending this copy of the newly released The Knitter’s Book of Socks by Clara Parkes!  The release of the book coincided perfectly with Socktoberfest this year. If you are familiar with Clara’s writing, you [...]