All Things French

I admit to being a francophile, though I have not visited France in several years. But aside from the obvious […]

May Day

When I was in college back in the Dark Ages before Ravelry and blogs, when knitting needles were mostly metal […]

I’m gonna get you, sucka!! There’s always an element of magic in the spring garden, where from one day to […]


In the annals of NaKniSweMoDo, it can be said that I completed the fourth project in less than four months, […]

Alcatraz, Sausalito, and Lappert’s, Oh My!

My daughter’s friend Sophie visited from Boston over the weekend, and we took advantage of her presence to be tourists […]

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Knit Blog

Which is that this blog seems to be rather often about gardening as well. And now that I have a […]

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose…

A rose is a rose is a rose… but even though they come back every spring, I’m amazed all over […]

Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, LILY AND HERB!! My parents are celebrating their fifty-third wedding anniversary today, and although the last few years […]

Very Bad

Yes, I’ve been bad. Very, very bad. Not a single post in more than a week bad. And it’s not […]

Beantown and Back

In the last five days, I have visited six states on the east coast while researching a big secret project. […]


When I planted ranunculus in the back garden bed, it was the fulfillment of a long-held dream. Those frilly petals! […]

The Volunteer Spirit is Alive and Well

So the other morning I trotted outside to collect the daily newspapers when something nestled deep in the shadows near […]

Down the Primrose Path

No new knitting content today. Instead, I had a deep tissue massage to try and soften up some of the […]

Iris’t My Case

No new knitting pron today, I’m afraid. I’ve had to take the last few days off as my hands badly […]

After Midnight…

This arum, splendid in its isolation as if quarantined by a magic circle into a corner of the front garden, […]