Finishing Hope for the Future

I finished my sweetie’s Color Affection shawl this week. I took two full evenings to bind off. When I pulled the yarn through the last stitch, I marveled. Finishing this shawl freed me. When I completed that bind-off and sat with the freed needle dangling from my hand, I realized […]

Everlasting Color Affection

Do You Knit Magic?

Today, Steph has her first cataract surgery. I’ve been in this situation before (and under much more dire circumstances). Even though this surgery takes only a few moments to perform and doesn’t even require her to be put under general anesthesia, I still find myself needing to create my magic circle […]

Dream in Color Everlasting for Color Affection

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

Remodeling, Tendonitis, and Cross-Stitch

Over the past few days, we’ve started cleaning and remodeling our new place. I’ve taken a faucet from soap scum caked to sparkling clean. I’ve vacuumed every carpet in the house to prepare them for tearing up by the tacks and the settling of tools on top of them. I […]

Studio Before

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

The October Knitter’s Almanac Project

As I have been getting things packed for this move, I have been organizing my projects, notes, and temporary stash. Oh yes! I have a temporary stash that I’m using while my main stash is being used to cushion our fragile china and crystal in the moving process. As a […]

Temporary Stash