My favorite photograph - From the bog at Long Beach, last year!

You bet!  Probably more than most!  Just ask us!  We spend a lot of time thinking about things as we knit!  We are the first to share our “honest opinion”, usually whether you want it or not.  Our opinions are the best, because they work for us, and should work for you!

At work I am asked for my opinion all the time.

What colour should I choose? – I stay out of that issue when it comes down to picking one colour over another – it is a no win situation for the person being asked!  But if you are looking for help creating a palette for a fair-isle sweater – now that is just too much fun!  Colour is an amazing thing – we all see and therefore describe colours differently.  For example there was a woman in the store looking for magenta for a sweater – 4 different colours were proffered, one she found, one her friend found, one a co-worker found and one I found – each one was very different – each person was positive that they had magenta – and each person was close (I was closest!LOL!).  You see how colour is subjective to the person looking at it!

A fitted V-neck looks best on me! Yarn is Flaxen by Handmaiden, a silk/linen blend, one of my favorite yarns.

What style of sweater looks best on me?

That is a very tricky question!  I’ll pass!  If I can – or I work with the customer to figure out the basic purpose of the sweater, warmth or style and try to find the best option!  If it someone I know well who asks that question – we can have a lot of fun with the options!

I have lots of opinions!  Over the last 6 months or so I have been adding pages to the site, this morning I figured out to make them visible along the sidebar area.  Pages are articles that you want to remain easily available and not archived into the months.

My pages are my experiences and opinions that I thought that other knitters and readers might be interested in.  I have book reviews about books I have used or currently are using, some of the books are no longer available, but are worth looking for.  I have been knitting over 30 years – I was a bookaholic long before I was a knitter.  So collecting books about knitting seems to be the thing to do!  According to Ravelry I have over 200 books about knitting and they don’t allow me to list all of my titles!

Briggs and Little Sport - A wooly wool, knit as lace!

Some reviews are about yarns I like and usually are using or have just finished using.  You will eventually see reviews on all kinds of yarns, mostly natural fibres, running the gamut from the finest laceweights to the scratchiest wool – I like classic wooly, wools!  As I warning – I am not a negative person – my opinions are usually positive.  If I don’t like something, I just won’t talk about it!  If you can’t say something nice – don’t say anything at all!

If you have read or used the books or yarn, please feel free to add your comments.

Thinking hard about a future project - Koigu beaded gloves!

Do knitters think?!  Usually too much and it usually gets us in trouble – Opinions and thinking go hand in hand!  For example I thought that I knew what to do with the pattern I am currently working on (shhh…. it’s a secret)—-last night I ripped out the ruffle and started all over again.  Moral of story – don’t think – read instead – it can save you lots of work!

Happy Knitting – I’m back to my ruffle!



PS – We have some kind of fruit on one of our bushes, I think it is more bush than tree!  We have been here 16 years and this bush has been here just as long and has never produced any kind of fruit before!  What is it?  Does anyone know?

What are these?