Category Archives: Knitting

Mom’s Stroke: A Year Later: Knitting Life Lessons

I just ordered an extra ball of lime green chunky weight yarn  for my 89-year-old mother so she could finish a hat. A year ago, I couldn’t imagine I’d be doing that. A year ago, my mother suffered a stroke. … Continue reading

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Knitting as Protest

Frustrated with the delays in her daily train commute, Claudia Weber, an office clerk at a travel agency, returned home each evening and knit. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/01/16/world/europe/germany-train-delay-scarf.html And knit and knit and knit, each row representing the time lost on her way … Continue reading

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Grandma Diary: Scrabble!

I try to visit my three grands once a week after school. This week I picked them up. As we walked to the car, I asked the eldest, 9, how his day was. “Great,” he replied. “What made it great?” … Continue reading

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My Election Reflection

I’ve been writing in my head and having trouble finding the words to say, to console, to offer hope instead of fear. I could blame the election results on so many factors, but I’ll leave that to the political analysts. … Continue reading

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50 Things We’re Grateful For: Bloggers Unite!

My friend Dawn Quyle Landau  invited me to join in this “blog party,” where we write what we’re grateful for. The rules required we set a timer for 10 minutes and then write, and were allowed a little time for … Continue reading

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Class Notes: A Weekly Feature

Since leaving my last teaching job, I have done many things to keep busy and challenge myself. I self-published two  books,  I stretched my writing comfort zone to new genres by enrolling in a playwriting workshop that has resulted in … Continue reading

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Finished Projects: Winter Knitting

I’ve been knitting up a storm the past several months. I made matching sweaters for the 4 grandsons in royal blue, navy, and green and light blue.  The eldest grand-daughter got a jumper with a cabled top.  Of course, I … Continue reading

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