Book Review: Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats

Posted by on May 1, 2014 in Blog Fun, crochet, freebies |

Take a gander at the cute cuteness in Mommy & Me Crocheted Hats: 30 Fun and Stylish Designs for Kids of All Ages. Even if you’re not a crocheter (yet) I think this may entice you. For one thing, the crochet instructions at the back of the book are easy-to-follow and have an excellent step-by-step photo section of how-tos that I wish I’d had when I started crocheting. Then, of course, there are the patterns. The little cloche set...

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? Renate Hiller — “On Handwork”

Posted by on Feb 25, 2014 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, Knitting, Spinning, Web Fun | 1 comment

The most-awesome Dianne of CraftLit/Knitty-2010-trip-fame pinged me with this early this morning and it was so lovely, I just had to share. This is a short film of Renate Hiller talking about the importance of handwork (spinning, knitting, etc.) in the modern world. Renate is the co-director of the Fiber Craft Studio at the Threefold Educational Center in Chestnut Ridge, NY. The film was uploaded in...

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Matilda and Monuments

Posted by on Jan 31, 2014 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, General Ranting, Love, review, Travel |

In January we took a whistle-stop trip to NYC for Thing 2’s 10th birthday. It’s becoming a thing (we saw Annie last year). This year we saw Matilda. You must go. Really, you must. I don’t know how you’ll do it, but try everything you can to go see this show. My Goodness… it’s a book-lover’s paradise. And oddly, the theater was populated by plenty of folks who (I gather) had never read a Roald Dahl book...

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Weekly Gallery

Posted by on Dec 2, 2013 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, Family, Love |

Thing 2 HoneyComb Cowl Erato’s “Call Your Girlfriend” Thing 2 and Thing 3 Thing 4 and Daddy 12 hrs away from us Thing 4 enjoying the snow Thing 2 making his Troll Face My SiL’s fab decorations (she makes it look so easy!) Da Table Da Kids Post-food (you know the drill) Giving Thanks Da Goofy Kids Three Artists all in a row… Requisite smoking of holiday cigars Happy Sneak...

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WIP Wednesday!

Posted by on Nov 20, 2013 in Artsy Things, Blog Fun, Grounded, Knitting, Web Fun, WIP Wednesday | 2 comments

I Made It! I actually got this out on a Wednesday!   Of course, I always have a WIP, it just isn’t always knitting.   Of late I’ve been working on (pix below): Shattered, the sequel to Grounded Christmas presents late birthday presents (the shame…) Zentagled mugs Age of Innocence Bleak House the (mercifully done) Bar Mitzvah learning to sing this and this with Thing 2 educational curriculum writing everything else. I...

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