Monthly Archives: May 2014

Priorities

I was in Grand Central today with a little extra time so I stopped in an Olive Oil store. I was tempted by a 14 ounce bottle of barbecue sauce.  $12. Wait a minute. That’s expensive. I don’t care if I’m in NYC. $12 is still too much for a jar of barbecue sauce. Besides, …

Tunisian Crochet

Tunisian Crochet is described as “the knitter’s crochet.”  All the stitches get loaded up on the hook for a row and then are crocheted off. It creates a densely woven fabric that was originally only used for pillows and upholstery, but is now also used in clothing patterns. I practiced the basic stitches described in …

Why I…Love Knitting

Why do we knitters love knitting? Numbered, but not listed in a particular order (other than my chain of thought). 1. Divergent Thinking.  I can knit and sort out different matters while concentrating on my knitting. 2. Tangible evidence of time spent.  No, I wasn’t just watching TV/attending a meeting/socializing with friends.  I also knit …

Penguin Books

In the bookstore the other night I realized I have an unabashedly faithful relationship with Penguin Books.  I automatically assume a book published by Penguin is going to be good. This started with The Phantom Tollbooth… and continued on in a family trip to England, probably around middle school years.   Some of my best souvenirs …