Five Quick and Easy Knitted Scarf Patterns

I have a friend who recently discovered knitting with alpaca. She is in love with it (aren’t we all…?), and is now looking for a variety of scarf patterns that can be knit with a chunky yarn on about a US 10 (6.0 mm) needle. She’s still a relatively new knitter, also, and doesn’t need anything that’s too challenging—especially when trying to finish up some scarves for the holidays! ...more

I can feel the squishy from here. I hope that's keeping you warm with all the snow you're ... more

Five Quick and Easy Knitted Scarf Patterns

I have a friend who recently discovered knitting with alpaca. She is in love with it (aren’t we all…?), and is now looking for a variety of scarf patterns that can be knit with a chunky yarn on about a US 10 (6.0 mm) needle. She’s still a relatively new knitter, also, and doesn’t need anything that’s too challenging—especially when trying to finish up some scarves for the holidays! ...more

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Some thoughts while the wheel is spinning

Like Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Morgaine, I sometimes go into a trance when I am at my spinning wheel. It’s repetitive; it’s calming; it’s something that sets my mind free when my body gets into the groove of the motion. My blood flows along with the clickity-clack, clickity-clack of the wheel. Like rain on a tin roof, the sound is both natural and soothing. I can see that were you a witchy sort, you could be sucked into this motion and relaxation. How it could bring on a daydream, a reverie, make you contemplate the future. And the past. ...more

... you said that perfectly. I couldn't have said it better myself. Thank you! more

Some thoughts while the wheel is spinning

Like Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Morgaine, I sometimes go into a trance when I am at my spinning wheel. It’s repetitive; it’s calming; it’s something that sets my mind free when my body gets into the groove of the motion. My blood flows along with the clickity-clack, clickity-clack of the wheel. Like rain on a tin roof, the sound is both natural and soothing. I can see that were you a witchy sort, you could be sucked into this motion and relaxation. How it could bring on a daydream, a reverie, make you contemplate the future. And the past. ...more

Thank you! I can see where kneading bread would be relaxing and repetative as well, in that ... more

Some thoughts while the wheel is spinning

Like Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Morgaine, I sometimes go into a trance when I am at my spinning wheel. It’s repetitive; it’s calming; it’s something that sets my mind free when my body gets into the groove of the motion. My blood flows along with the clickity-clack, clickity-clack of the wheel. Like rain on a tin roof, the sound is both natural and soothing. I can see that were you a witchy sort, you could be sucked into this motion and relaxation. How it could bring on a daydream, a reverie, make you contemplate the future. And the past. ...more

Thank you for your kind words! And be sure to tell me who you are when you come up to ... more

Some thoughts while the wheel is spinning

Like Marion Zimmer Bradley’s Morgaine, I sometimes go into a trance when I am at my spinning wheel. It’s repetitive; it’s calming; it’s something that sets my mind free when my body gets into the groove of the motion. My blood flows along with the clickity-clack, clickity-clack of the wheel. Like rain on a tin roof, the sound is both natural and soothing. I can see that were you a witchy sort, you could be sucked into this motion and relaxation. How it could bring on a daydream, a reverie, make you contemplate the future. And the past. ...more

... you really have seen me through this whole process. That makes me want to spin some yarn ... more

It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

Is there anyone reading this who has not seen the cartoon version of It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown? Probably not. I have to confess that while I looked forward every year to the arrival of "The Great Pumpkin" on TV, I was never really a fan. ...more

I didn't care much for The Great Pumpkin either. I've been trying to nail down why, and I'm not ... more