You would think I carefully planned my first hand spun (and first steeked) sweater but, dear reader, I did not. I just got lucky. I bought a brown merino x fleece at a local farm when my knitting group visited it in spring 2010. I had just started spinning the previous summer and this fleece … Continue reading My First Sweater Made With Hand Spun Yarn
Well, the new domain is all set up - this is the first new post from littlegoldennotebook.com. All my old blog posts are here and I have plenty of room for more pages and more design control, so I'm quite happy with the whole thing at the moment. I just hope my followers followed me … Continue reading New Domain, New Design, Seachange Sweater
February went by in the blink of an eye and it feels like the Ides of March & St. Patrick's Day 2018 will quickly be a thing of the past while I carry on privately writing, knitting, and doing other crafty things. I suppose I'm starting to come out of some kind of hibernation now … Continue reading Time Flies!
A few years ago, I started introducing one of my best friends, Suzi, to Miyazaki movies. She had seen Kiki's Delivery Service, but only that one movie. We started with Howl's Moving Castle and she fell in love with Calcifer, the fire demon who keeps the castle moving, among other things. As we worked our … Continue reading Calcifer Plush
Happy New Year! don't know exactly what's coming down the pike in 2018 - it'll be a surprise for us all - but I hope it's good or that, at least, we can find the good in it. I tend to not set annual goals; instead I set small goals as needed through the year. However, … Continue reading Happy New Year! 2018 Goals
Hi friends! It's been a while. After Spinzilla my will to blog - or do anything with any regularity - kind of disappeared. After some reflection, I don't think my posts are working as well for me as they once were, though I may change my mind about that and go back to the schedule … Continue reading 2017: The Year in Review
Last week: Walk instead of going back to bed after I finish my morning coffee. Done for today - I took Lil for a walk on the W&OD trail (a rail trail) that runs through my neighborhood and all the way into DC. Done. Lil and I have walked every day since last Monday. Somedays … Continue reading The Week October 23-29