Knitting Cheesy Holes In The Wide Earth

You would think, if you could see my knitting up close, that making holes in my work is one thing I don’t need help doing. But you’d be wrong. Well, you’d be right, actually, but there’s a difference between a deliberate hole (laciness) and an inadvertent hole (laziness). My friend Bonnie is trying to school me in yarn-overs. As an aid, I’ve found this How To Make A Knitted Yarn-Over For Dummies page.

KnitAnother friend (yes, I have two — Indeed, I have more than two) recommended this page on cheese-making, which reminds me why I don’t make cheese. I adore this woman’s nickname: The Procraftinator. Wonderful stuff!

Finally, I highly recommend this beautiful, insightful, chilling, inspiring, wonderful blog: The Wide Earth Smallholding. From Yemen to the US, from gardening to animals to homeschooling to parenting in places/times of crisis, this blog hums quietly through the world and makes me calm.

It also makes me want to make cheese and knit.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: A character gets all excited about a do-it-yourself project that grows into more than intended.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Knitting Cheesy Holes In The Wide Earth

  1. Terry Cramer

    November 15, 2013 at 5:34pm

    Oh, I so want to knit……some day! Glad you have found a tutor. (We wanted to tell you that your instructions were great, and that we have started our Shine On Award post. We were able to get the patch on!!!!! We won’t be finished with it until tomorrow . Thank you again, and we will be working away )!!!

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      Marian Allen

      November 15, 2013 at 6:54pm

      I’m excited to see the blogs you choose and to read your list of things about you. My mother taught me how to knit last year (she’s been trying for years, but I finally was able to do it!). I enjoy it very much. There’s something very satisfying about taking string (yarn) and turning it into something warm and pretty. Maybe someday I’ll be able to make something besides scarves and shawls and mufflers.

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