Winter Blues

I tell ya. 2016 is coming in like a lion.  I'm on this roller coaster of emotions after the death of my Uncle last week. Celebrating Christmas with my parents. Then finally feeling good to get my house back in order and Christmas behind me, and I find out more bad news. My sister has type 1 diabetes. What next??

So I Knit. To stay sane.

I finished this scarf yesterday and today, I mailed it to my sister.

In other news, check out a few new SPONSORS ADS in the side bar! I just added :

If you are a bead artisan that creates your own components or beads, and you want to 
become a sponsor with an ad on my blog side bar, email me! I am taking trades for beads for payment. 
1 month is $30 value, 2 months would be $50value; a year would be $250 value. We can work out any type of arrangement you like.

Currently I'm looking for metal clay components, or wire components such as toggles and clasps, links. Lampwork glass. and ceramics.


  1. I am so sorry to hear about your Uncle. There is nothing easy about loosing a loved one. Your knitting is gorgeous.

  2. Doesn't it seem like bad news comes dumping down on us all at once? I hope you can find some comfort in the days ahead. There's a keychain that I saw on Etsy that said, "I knit so I don't kill people." Obviously, murder is not something to laugh at but it's a statement that reflects just how cathartic knitting can be. BTW - what is the name of that pattern? I just love it!

    1. I have seen that saying around on Pinterest, and it makes me laugh every time!! Yes, Knitting is a Godsend really, in so many ways.
      The pattern is called WinterLong, and it is by Bristol Ivy. You can find the pattern here:

  3. So sorry you're having such a tough time. It's true - creating and making may not change the bad things, but they certainly do calm the soul. X

  4. I am sorry to hear about your uncle and your sister. Too much! So take care and knit on. The pattern on this scarf is gorgeous! Your sis will feel the love.

  5. This scarf is gorgeous! I love the pattern and tender color. You really made a piece of art dispute that bad news. I wish a strong health to your sister! Be strong.

  6. Hi, I'm not sure if this is the best place to contact you, but I am interested in advertising in your blog.
    I have been a metalsmith for many years (I have a BA in Art) and do most of my work and sales in the southwest region.
    I've reached a point where traveling is no longer the best option (I'm going to be a grandma!) and I have not made social media, nor etsy my priority.
    I'm changing directions with my work. I believe I will be concentrating on creating jewelry components and not finished jewelry pieces. I will be redirecting my attention to selling on line.
    If you would like to see photos of my work, I would be happy to share some with you.

    I do have a blog, but I have been away from it for quite some time.

    Thank you,
    Lorena Williams
    Nena's Art and Designs


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