KA – do I need a meeting?

[Translate] If you’ve been following this blog for a while now you’ll know that yesterday I took on the daunting task of organizing my stash. I have to admit that I didn’t realize how much yarn I had. I mean, I knew I had a lot, but seriously? I think the only way I could have more is if I had my own store, but at that point it wouldn’t really be mine. I have often joked with people saying that I could open a small store – I guess it wasn’t really a joke. I have started cataloging […]


[Translate] Wow! I’m speechless. From 9 – 5 today, a regular working day, my Area 51 (stash) was transformed from the organized chaos that it was to a neat orderly stash where not only do I know what I have, I can find it (and so can anybody else) in a matter of seconds! How did this happen you ask? Well, remember the lady I mentioned in the post this morning? Well, she may be short (5’11/2″ – the half is important ) but she has a huge whip! She’s a house guest for the week and suggested we […]

My Stash is Bashed …

[Translate] Well, I never thought this day would come this soon but apparently Helen had other plans. Helen is a house guest that is staying for the week as her daughter is enjoying the sun in St. Lucia. Helen is also a bit of an addict when it comes to organizing. I am a bit of an addict when it comes to organized chaos. So this is where the unstoppable force meets the immovable object. Guess who won? Yeah, you saw that coming, didn’t you? So Helen has convinced me that we should organize my stash. After I finished […]

BIASed knitting …

[Translate] A couple of weeks ago at a meeting of Knit1Take2 (a knitting group  couple of my friends and I in the movie industry started), Anne pulls out this great scarf for show and tell. She did it on the bias in a variegated yarn that was smashing. I decided then that I wanted to do one but wasn’t sure what yarn I wanted to use. Last week I was in a local shop that is having a crazy yarn sale and bought some variegated yarn that would be great for scarves. The wheels started turning …. can you […]

Organic or Not?

[Translate] When it comes to food, most of agree that Organic food tastes better than non-organic. Personally I find it interesting and a bit sad that we actually have to label food as Organic. I mean, it’s all coming from the ground, right? Isn’t that what organic means? Okay, time to back up … apparently the definition isn’t that simple. According to Wikipedia, organic (food) is food that is heavily regulated in terms of the use of pesticides, insecticides, and herbicides. Generally, such chemicals are prohibited and/or saved as a last resort. Certain non-organic fertilizer may still be used […]