Sunday, April 20, 2008

new blog

I'm moving my blog to

Join me when you can!


Monday, March 31, 2008

the website is live


Mark pushed the magic button last night and my new site is up and running this morning!
Go to to have a look.

We're still working on it, so as I write there are still several pages under construction and many more to be added (like the whole shop!)- but the good news is that I'll be able to offer pdf files as downloads...and a whole lot more, so do keep checking back.

Drop me a line and let me know what you think. If you're looking at it in Internet Explorer, you might want to try another browser like firefox. It doesn't accept all the code and what I saw this morning were lots of bold blue squares I did not add!

So it's not perfect...

Friday, March 28, 2008


My present website is going down in less than 3 days and I've been totally absorbed this past month in building it's replacement.  It's been a blast to create from blank computer screens and it occurs to me that it's  not unlike painting on a blank canvas or- hey- creating a sweater from balls of yarn.

There's also a fair amount of pressure, too.  It's my hope to create a bigger and better website with more ordering options- things like downloadable pdf's-- but I know it won't happen overnight.  My goal for now is to make the switch with a visually pleasing beginning.  You may find some  "coming soon... messages", but the main structure should be up and going by Monday morning, March 31st.

Online ordering will take some time to work through, though, so please drop me a line with what you'd like to see go up first.

Monday, March 3, 2008

so many things to knit...

WOW! Has it really been that long since I've written?

So many things to knit, so little time to write...

Been doing lots of felted easter baskets lately... Here's a pic of one from the class we had recently. This one was done by Delores Chambers. The pattern is a Wildflower design; a smaller version of my Felted Easter Basket.
I'm also working on new designs- more on that later...

And I've been busy working on a new website - learning xhtml and css and is it ever exciting to realize I can build my site this way. I am really jazzed- with the help and counseling of good friend, Mark Desmet, and many dinners to come later, we should have it ready by the end of March.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

winter ice storm

So sorry to have to post this today, but the ice storm is preventing me from opening shop as scheduled. We live about 8 miles north of Manhattan in the hills and roads can get bad. In the almost 17 years we've lived here, it's never kept us homebound, but this morning is another story. One way out is blocked by ice-packed trees, poor things- and my car won't make it up the other way (think steep hill).

But, hey- at least - so far- we have power! I'm sure it's out in many nearby areas, so I'm wishing you all a safe, warm spot to curl up and knit today! I've got lots of projects here at home... doing a modular vest adapted from my mini-mitered cardigan in a color scheme I can wear (unlike the mini-mitered cardigan...) plus I'm working on a scarf and cardigan with Plymouth Tweed-the cardigan will be intarsia and the scarf (most likely my project for today) is log cabin and stripes.

Hey- just realized my camera is home with me today, too- maybe I can get some pics up later....

Happy Knitting, everyone. And please know I'd never close shop except for extreme conditions such as this.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

knitting for peace- sundays at wildflower

almost forgot to mention... we've had great response for our charity knitting projects on sundays (3pm every sunday-). Join us when you can or email me if you want the current pattern we're working on. Last week we worked from Janet Szabo's Chemo Toque and we'll continue with that this week as well. Every two weeks I'll track down another pattern (always have a crochet one available, too) and keep working one stitch at a time. The chemo caps will be distributed at our local hospital to those undergoing chemo.

gwen bortner reception

Join our party this friday at 7pm to welcome Gwen Bortner. Gwen is teaching Intro to Entrelac on Saturday. We'll have great company, food and double stamps on Wildflower purchases all weekend long...