Coco, Carinish, and Charley

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There are people who have money and people who are rich.
— Coco Chanel

(Watch for Carinish, my new sock pattern, available from Three Irish Girls this fall!)


Knit*Six Going Back to Blogger…

Hi, Friends,

My experience at WordPress taught me a few things…

  1. It’s nice to have a blog on which you can put PDF files of patterns.
  2. WordPress isn’t as quick and easy to use as Blogger (for me, that is…)
  3. Sometimes, the best choice is not to choose!

What does that mean, you ask?

  • I am going to keep my Knit*Six blog at WordPress, where I will post patterns with PDF files for your knitting enjoyment.
  • I am going to continue/go back to using Blogger for my “daily/weekly/monthly” blog updates so that I can post photos more easily, for your viewing enjoyment.
  • Finally, it means that–if you enjoy my sporadic posts–you’ll need to change your RSS feeds/bookmarks back to my “old” Blogger Knit*Six blog.

Thanks for hanging in there with me while I gave WordPress a trial run. I hope you’ll continue checking in with me at my new-old Knit*Six blog to see what’s going on in my little knitting/crocheting/spinning corner of the world!

Hugs to all of you :-)


What’s new?

Wow. With all that’s been going on lately, January fairly flew by. Now it’s nearly Valentine’s Day. Five years ago on Feb. 14, my darling husband proposed to me. Hard to believe it was that long ago!

I’ve posted a few “new house” photos since we moved, so I’m sure you’re all rather sick of looking at the same landscape. But when I saw the sun making the distant hills rosy this morning, with twilight still in the foreground, I had to snap a few. Check it out here: Sunrise

Finally, lest you think I’ve been letting my knitting slide, here are a couple of photos. First, the “Frozen Feet” socks, made out of 100 percent alpaca. These suckers are going to be W.A.R.M.

Frozen Feet Socks

Next, a quick pair of “Fetching” gloves:


I designed a neck warmer to go with them, but haven’t taken photos of it yet. I’ll try to be good about writing it up, because it turned out to be quite cute!

Hey, did you notice the fab Fiesta Ware sugar and creamer set in the Fetching photo? LOVE the color!!! And the price…I found the set for $15 at an antique store in Cape May, NJ last fall. Fun ;-)

Well, back to work. Duty calls, and all that. Until later, happy knitting!

PS. I HATE how WordPress works with photos! But Blogger doesn’t let me post PDF files of my patterns for you…So. What’s a girl to do? Guess I have some research to do on blog options. If anyone has suggestions, I’m open to hearing them!

Vacation Brain (or: How I lost my USB camera cord)

Guess what? I was so excited about posting photos of our Cape May trip, complete with a mini-film of our rather “swell” (pun intended) ferry crossing.

I also have lovely photos of yarn, knitting, and a bag filled with eight luscious ounces of Federico’s True Black Alpaca fleece…Mmmmmmmm…Ahhhhh…

BUT: When dropping off our rental car I managed to leave my camera case in the glove compartment (Hey, it was dark & the case is black!). My camera, thank God, was in its Camera Sock in my purse.

BUT: The camera’s USB cord was tucked in the case. Which now seems to be permanently missing.

It was an expensive case. And the car has already been rented out again. Enterprise said they’d put a note in the system to check for it when the car is returned, so I’m holding out hope. (I tend to be cynical about people in situations like this, even though I’d be wracked with guilt for life if I took someone else’s property. Go figure.)

So…we’ll buy a new cord in a day or two and then I’ll be back in business.

Until then, imagine golden sunsets over calm water, rich shades of Dale of Norway and Noro yarns, Alpacas frolicking in an idyllic pasture…

It was hard to come home.