I’ve been working on my stamp collection again. Well, actually, I’ve created a whole new one that is much more humungous. I guess model railroading and saxophone playing weren’t taking enough of my time away from knitting. Sigh. So many UFOs. . ..

My collection on Colnect

MFKR 2018

Back in the Seattle again!

Has it really been two years since I last wrote anything here?  Why, yes it has been!   Tomorrow is mine and Dani’s 5th anniversary of marriage, although in gay years we’ve been together 15 years.  (We counted when we met as our anniversary until marriage finally became an option.)  Anyway, days go slowly and years pass quickly and here we are.

My favorite lambkin, Paul, is with us this trip.  Well, his name is Michael but he also goes by Paul and I’m not sure what he’d want to be called in a blog post.

We’re having a great time.  We got to Seattle on the 25th of  August and spent last night, the 28th, in Victoria.  We’re staying downtown in Seattle again tonight before heading down to Dumas Bay for the retreat tomorrow.   But we’re not going down there until I get me some Ivar’s chowder!


Unto you this day, a knitter is born.

I taught a friend of Dani’s (now a friend of mine) to knit a few weeks ago and sent him on his way with the promise that we’d get together again soon.  Well one thing led to another and the next thing I knew it had been weeks since I met Koty and yet I was hearing that he was turning up all over town with knitting in his hands.  He’d even taken a few spins on the drop spindle.  Tonight we decided that as he began his first sock, it was time to bestow upon him a great gift to recognize his transition from a knitter to a Knitter:  A set of Addi turbo-clicks.  I had an extra set and decided to give it to him, as I’d never find anyone worthier.  Welcome to the family, Koty!

And lo and behold, the angels did sing again and smile upon the land as Mike, another friend of ours, has begun the journey in earnest.  He had done some knitting before but never felt the tug that the rest of us feel toward knitting.  This week he has blossomed and has stopped worrying that every stitch is not perfect.  He has learned to get those stitches moving and he’s making some great progress.  I think we have another Knitter on the horizon.  He’s definitely getting into the knitter stage.  (I knew the alpaca would get him!  W00t!)

France, je t’aime!

Well here I am in France again and loving every minute of it.  I keep meaning to do a blog in French but I rarely blog on this one so . . . maybe one day.

I’m going back to Les Petits Points Parisiens.  I’ll let you know how it goes.  If it’s anything like it was the last time I was there, I’m sure I’ll love every second of time spent there and will buy mucho yarn.  I mean, beaucoup de yarn, of course!