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I am not lost… take me I’m yours!

January 23rd, 2014 by

Y’all, this Polar Vortex is killing me. And I am safe and warm in front of the fire.

I read about this initiative in Ontario, where some kind soul is leaving scarves draped artfully about the city, for anyone who is cold, tagged with a small note saying this….

And I thought, ouch, scarves take a long time to knit! And hats more fun.

So, EVERY THURSDAY MORNING anyone who wants to have some tea and company and free yarn for knitting hats for those in need, come on down to the shop and cozy up on the couch and we will knit hats. Then we can label them and yarn bomb the world with them. Or at least Beverly.  Come with your ideas and creative juices!

I am not sure where we will yarn bomb with our hats, but yarn bomb we will!

Please come!

The kindness of butterflies

June 4th, 2013 by

Butterflies drinking the tears of a sad turtle. It is true.  Springtime is the time of small kindnesses.

Texas in the Springtime

April 6th, 2013 by

Little Chucho, Mr Tink and Tink went home:  220 South Colorado St, Port Lavaca, Texas.


A Floofy skirt and a knife.

March 23rd, 2013 by

Floofy Pirate at Knitini Belize, 2013.  Ya, man.  Click on the photo for an up-close of the skirt. Or the pirate.


Yarn Crawl! March 14,15, 16, and 17

March 7th, 2013 by

2o13 Yarn Crawl… print your passports now!

So many yarn shops, so little time! Mark your calendars…
Yarns in the Farms has some great demonstrations and sales happening for the event!

and PRIZES. MANY prizes. And lunch specials. and Captain Dusty’s Ice Cream.

HEATHER DIXON from Army of Knitters will be visiting on Friday March 15.

AMY SMALL from Knit Collage will be in the shop Saturday March 16.

MOM! are you watching?!?!?

September 9th, 2012 by

Are you watching, mom?!?   Kids say that a lot.

Got yarn?

Tink and the Italian Stud. Not.

July 8th, 2012 by

Look at me!

Okay, look at the guy if you must. Nice. Right?


What is Tink praying for?  Just a quick wink would be appreciated.


Prayer obviously not specific enough.


Tink and Wink in Texas. ‘Nuf said.

June 22nd, 2012 by

Fried food. That is Chicken fried steak, fried okra, fried catfish, and fried hushpuppies, y’all.


The Divide one room school house in Real County.  That is Re-AL, y’all.  Note the stretch Cadillac school bus.  And there is a black one out back in the pasture. The cattle guard keeps the livestock from getting out onto the road.

Masai Tribal knits… wild African dogs…

February 12th, 2012 by

Like  most knitters, when my sister Jeannine and I travel, we always carry extra yarn, just in case.  Here is Jeannine with her Masai guides in Tanzania, donning their hand-knit beanies, made on the spot by my sister.  What a great way to connect with people!

And here is the fierce South African weenie dog, Sizzles, in his new hand-knit sweater.

Astrid, Around the World!

January 16th, 2012 by

I am addicted to knitting Joji’s Astrid scarf.  So elegant, so clean, so simple. And while I love the actual project, that is, the “SCARF”, I simply love making it.  The Bobbles are so fun and suggest myriad other uses… cushion edging, window treatments, shelf adornment, chair skirts…

Here she is in Guatemala…


And again in Guatemala…


Overlooking the Indian Ocean…


And in the Khayalitsa Township, Cape Town, South Africa… Where ladies are weaving out of old tee shirts! They loved how the Astrid fringe enhanced a jiggling bedonkeydonk!