Knitting Design

The Impronte di Dolce

Two years ago in the barest springtime, my little Dolce-bella-kitty-kitty got attacked by a hunting dog. Stephanie managed to wade through hip-deep icy snow and stop the attack. She called me and we rushed to the vet. Dolce stayed overnight in a little kitty oxygen tent and the perpetrator’s owner […]

Impronte di Dolce

Celebrating the New House

Today, we have truly made the move to North Carolina. Behind us, you see our new home.  Last week, we completed the sale of our old house in Steamboat and today, we finished the purchase of our new house here in Weaverville, North Carolina. To celebrate, I’m having a little […]

Our New House

Feet of Snow = Warm Slipper Socks

We have been watching the snow fall in Steamboat from the east coast. The folks there are rejoicing as feet of snow fall from the sky each day. Each time I remember that much snow falling, I am simultaneously jealous and relieved. Snow, in that quantity and in those temperatures, […]

Slipper Sock Swatch

The Owl in the Thicket Complete

Yesterday, I finished up the Owl in the Thicket hat. Isn’t it darling? Instead of beads, I decided to felt the eyes on the owls. I found this beautiful orangey-yellow roving at the same time that I found the yarn. With a bit of foam that the cats reclaimed from […]

Owl in the Thicket Hat

An Early Gift for Unexpected Guests

With Christmases past, when they came filled with guests and family, I experienced one of the most horrifying things to a crafter: an unexpected visitor. I’ve looked across my sea of handcrafted gifts, wrapped and securely stored under the tree, wondering what I will add to make the boyfriend/cousin/aunt/uncle/girlfriend feel […]

Easy Bulky Christmas Stocking

Giving Thanks – Day One: Knitting

Over the weekend, I realized that as I started this headlong rush into Christmas, I hadn’t taken time to enjoy Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving, for me, means rejoicing in the abundance of the season. I celebrate the harvest and feel thankful for the gifts of the past year. For the next five […]

Knitting Class

Crafty Santa Time!

A few weeks ago, I found out about the Indie Gift-A-Long. This event brings indie designers from across the Ravelry universe together to promote each other’s designs and play with everyone as we all explore new designers, find fabulous fun gifts to knit, and participate in knit-a-longs and crochet-a-longs where […]

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