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It’s A Project

Posted: October 31, 2016 in Chatter

As you can see I’ve been on a scarf kick. No, I’m not just passing the time. This is a project to be announced. I’m keeping the project to myself and having fun with it. It’s like having a juicy secret! 🙂

Scarf Mania Continues

Posted: September 17, 2016 in Accessories, Chatter, Scarf

Made yet another scarf in the last 24 hours. I’m blocking three of my creations now. They should be dry by midday or so. Pics to come!

Shhhh! Don’t tell anybody!

Posted: August 20, 2016 in Chatter

I’m yarning away again…

In a few days I think I’ll post pics of the scarf I completed last week and the one I’m working on now. Instead of trying to accomplish something with crochet, I’m doing what worked so well for me – using it as meditation. I like just doing a repetitive pattern in which I can lose myself and let color bring visual interest to the finished work.

The last several years have been a complete overhaul of life for me. I’m now living in Aiken, SC. And two months ago I moved into a place of my own for the first time in six years. No more being homeless! No more being a guest in someone’s home! No more renting rooms! I am so grateful for the progress I’ve made.

There were plenty of hard times that made me tale a good look at myself and what I was thinking and believing about life. I’ve come back into alignment with my spiritual center and discovered unconditional love and happiness. So, it was all worth it! I’m excited about seeing what life I create now and what creativity comes through me. Let’s just see!

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What A Year!

Posted: November 1, 2012 in Chatter

I had a huge upset earlier this year when I was illegally evicted from my residence. I had nowhere to go on low income and short notice.  So, I ended up living in my vehicle on the streets on Atlanta.

To add insult to injury, I was paid up on rent for two months past the date of my eviction! I filed a small claims suit against my landlord and could have gotten her for the triple damages allowed in this state. But the stress of the situation was triggering my heart condition causing me to have bouts of atrial fibrillation. I needed to lower my stress level. Otherwise I would end up in the hospital or worse. So, I had the court dismiss my case without prejudice. (That gives me the option of bringing it back within the statute of limitations.)

Things have greatly improved since then. After a few months, I found someone to rent me a room for $310 a month with no deposit. After dealing with being homeless during humid 100+ degree weather, I’m grateful to be living indoors again. Phew! To top it off, I’m now a land owner – 6 acres of practically virgin country land! I found a way to start on my dream of owning my own home again free and clear even on a low income. I call my place Homestead Acres at Freedom Farms.

Now that I’m on the upswing after several years of life challenges, my desire to play with yarn has come back. And boy has it come back with a force! I took out my Bond knitting machine that had been sitting in its box for 4 years and started going to town with machine knitting. I’m loving it! I’m even making things for sale to supplement my income. This is the perfect time of year for it. I only been at it a few weeks and it’s already profitable! I’m inspired to keep going and see just what I can make of my little start-up knitting business. It is giving me something to blog about again. 🙂

Article Finished!

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Chatter, Menswear

I had an article due today for a magazine and as of last night it had not been written. I started writing at 9pm and was up all night getting through that sucker! Phew! I do seem to get my best work done under a looming deadline, but man let’s not do that all of the time!

Don’t know if the article will make the cut. So, I’ll wait until I know it will be published before I say where you can find it. If it doesn’t make it, I’ll just publish it here. Why not, huh?

Now I need to finish this damn scarf that’s taking me forever. I can’t seem to muster the motivation to sit and crochet for long these days. Oh well…my crojo comes and goes. I’ll make the most of it when it comes.

Get Yarny! 🙂

Crochet Insider

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Chatter

Check out the January 2011 edition of Crochet Insider ! Dora, who runs the webzine, recently went on a crochet excursion to Tajikistan. There are seven minutes of video footage from her visit to a village in the Pamir mountains showing women crocheting some intricately patterned, beautiful socks. If I’m not mistaken, the socks are in Slip Stitch Crochet. Wow!

Where will Dora’s crochet adventures take her next?

First Patterns for Sale!

Posted: January 17, 2011 in Chatter, Pattern

Click on the My Patterns link at the top of the page to see what I’ve got for sale. Hope you like them. More to come!