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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

In the summer heat, my brain is fried and can not concentrate on anything remotely resembling an actual knitting pattern so I knit swatches for the shop. Simple square and rectangular swatches from the new yarn. I get to fondle and play with the yarn and I think someday I will crochet all the swatches together and get an afghan from a pile of fun squares!
not a swatch but a sock ( heel to be done this fall )

Sunday, June 7, 2015

Summer knitting is here! I am able to knit while sitting in the new lawn chairs on my front porch. I am not too hot, yet or too cold! Perfect!

Monday, March 9, 2015

Spring seems to be arriving daily with brilliant splashes of color on blooming trees and flowers. Now that the days are longer and sunlight lasts well into the evening, we have extended the hours at Diva. As for me, I am ordering yarn and buttons and roving and falling in love daily with new fibers. I can't help myself! Some people garden in early spring, me, I like to shop for yarn and beads. I hope to see you in the store and remember you can drop in any time and knit or crochet or embroider or .... at our center table!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

I did get to sit in the Tucson desert warmth and knit by my hotel's pool. For half an hour, I felt like I was on vacation! I came thisclose to finishing one of the three projects I carried with me. Mostly I knit in bed at night until I fell asleep. Now that I am home, it is time to get all the new merchandise out in the shop. Buttons, pearl cotton, wool, yarn and more - galore !

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Knitting, knitting, knitting. It is now my mantra and comfort. Meditation and relaxation. It completes the circle of my day as I spend even just a few moments knitting on my current project. It is friendship and comfort as I curl in my arm chair, feet up, tv or music playing and unwind from my day as my yarn unwinds on my needles.

Now, I need to search through my knitting basket and the shop and chose projects for my road trip. I think choosing what to knit is almost as much fun as thinking about my trip!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

knitting as meditation

Now that I have this little heart condition that I try not to think about at all hours, everyday, I reach more and more for my knitting to keep me distracted and calm. I need it. trying to figure out doctors and cardiologists and clinics and tests, wears me out so that I am most happy sitting and knitting a bit. I have even been picking up a crochet hook from time to time.

Oh, I make plenty of things and jewelry for the bead shop and I am always doing things for the yarn shop  too but knitting; knitting is the dessert on my day. Something I do just for me. I might make a swatch for the shop, but knitting is something just for me. I like to make gifts. Little hats and socks and mittens and scarves. I am going to keep doing this knitting thing, this meditation with my hands, this breathing in and out of fiber. It seems pretty healthy to me!