On blogging

When I first started blogging, eons ago, it was an exciting new adventure. I had a small following, we played, we chatted, we had fun. Then Ravelry came into being, and it was (and still is) amazing. Ravelry is also a time suck. For me as well as for the small following I had at the time. Some of us …

Rachel Leigh Smith on creative hobbies

Rachel Leigh Smith and I have been friends for a while now. I’m pretty sure it’s been a bit longer than the decade she admits to below. Anyway, last summer, when Rachel released her first book, My Name is A’yen, I ran right to my computer to buy it. I consumed her story with lightning speed, enjoying every minute of …

In the wild

Ten days ago my friend Patty Nance (PattyKnits on Ravelry), author of the fabulous Bargello Knits, pinged me over on Facebook. She and her husband were out and about, traveling here and there on their bright yellow motorcycle with matching trailer, and she saw a number of my patterns for sale in a yarn shop. She took a picture, and …