on September 29, 2020

 Okay–I have to admit, I’m riding a little bit of a high right now.  I know it’s stupid–as far as monetary returns go, the time it takes to prep for a class, rehearse it, and then teach it is really not cost effective. But I really really love it.  I taught two classes over the… Read More

Safe Heart and Thick n Quick

on September 22, 2020

 So, someone at marketing MUST have thought of the double entendre. I mean, knitters are witty, right? How can nobody get that there’s a dirty joke in the name of the yarn? Regardless, Lion Brand Thick & Quick has been a knitting staple for a lot of knitters for years–since I got into fiber craft,… Read More


on September 18, 2020

When I was young and stupid–literally 1986–one of the entitled young white men in my mostly white junior college had the bright idea that we should “protest something.” All of the great protests–civil rights, women’s rights, anti-war–all those happened in the sixties, he argued. We were missing out on the opportunity to protest something in… Read More

A Tiny Victory

on September 13, 2020

 Hey all–I’m going to come out and say it–the weather is kicking my ass. My eyes are itchy, I’m tired even when I can’t sleep–you get the picture. You’ve all seen the screen shots of the west coast air quality–blargh. Anyway–I do have something fun to relate today. Mate was my guinea pig, I mean… Read More

Little Pitchers

on September 11, 2020

 Teaching wasn’t easy for me. Even today, I have sort of a soft voice–even when I’m firming up my diaphragm and using my drama skills. And my brain! Training my brain to break down something I knew just by breathing into tiny digestible chunks, like breadcrumbs, to lead reluctant teenagers to the prize–it took more… Read More

Kermit Flail–September Morning!

on September 9, 2020

  YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY!!! Let’s hear it for September! September for me is usually pretty busy–kids starting school, conferences, conventions, soccer. And while the school is online, and Mate is the only one doing soccer because Squish doesn’t want to do it if there’s only distance practicing without games, and the conferences have been canceled, it still… Read More

Hair cuts

on September 3, 2020

  So, a bunch of quick takes for this one. I’ve been blogging a little less and investing in social media a little more, but that doesn’t mean I don’t have stories to tell! For starters?  The sweater. AUGH! It’s made with chunky yarn, and the back and two front pieces are constructed all in… Read More