Some of the quilts I made on my summer vacation
Big Anna Maria Horner and Denyse Schmidt Destash TODAY

Yes, I knit, too.

Ebh i knit

Hey there! I have so much to share with you all. I arrived home Monday from Quilt Market in Houston (and finally got to hold my book in my hands!!!) and am slowly getting myself back into the groove this week. I have spent a total of 30 minutes in the studio, making a camera strap for a donation. I hope to be back up there today, cleaning first and then attacking some WIPS and starting some new quilts. Nothing like being around a bunch of quilts and quilters to get those creative juices flowing!

In the meantime, I have been knitting. Prompted by a friend, I did a mental count of all the unfinished knitting projects I have going at the moment. Two shawls (the Honey Plum as shown above and What the Fade), two socks (a vanilla stripey one and the Clark sock), two sweaters (Ramona Cardigan - so close to being finished! - and Rendezvous Peak - languishing from last fall),  and a hat I started yesterday (surprise knitting). Geez, oh Pete, that is a lot of yarn on needles, isn't it?

The truth is that I have been knitting a lot and if you'd love to read about why that is the case, I invite you to click over to Hello There, Friend and read my first essay as part of the writing team. I was equally scared and excited to write this way. I feel like I am stretching myself, but in the best way. I'd be delighted if you'd take a minute or two to read!

Back soon, friends.

Comments

Carrie in Richmond

SUCH a lovely essay! It's like you wrote my own thoughts down on your page. As the mother of 4 growing girls, knitting is my favorite way to be present and occupy my hands.

Pat

Love looking at your work. Looking at the quilts inspires me to finish one that just needs to be "sandwiched". Totally intimidated because I don't have a long arm and it is so difficult to sew. I don't want to mess it up because it is for my beloved grandson !!!

But just looking at your quilts is pushing me to jump into the water !

Laura

Wonderful essay. I too love knitting because you can create and remain focused in the present at the same time.

Julie

Loved your essay!

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