Taking a Day Off


I apologize for not posting this yesterday, but I was writing all day (paying jobs), and by the time I got home from the second Seder, it was so late that I pretty much just fell over.

So please excuse me for being all too human and taking a day off.  I promise to not do this very often, as I know I only update this blog on a weekly basis.

I am still plugging away at a pair of socks for a client, and should have them done in the next week sometime, and I have a couple of projects down the road — one of which combines two of my favorite things, writing and knitting!  Details on that as they emerge.

For those who celebrate Passover, I wish you a good, safe, healthy, happy week, and for those who celebrate Easter, I wish you also a good, safe, healthy happy day. For those who celebrate something else, or just the coming of Spring, I wish you the best of the season!

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I Found the Perfect Pattern for a Gift for My Sister…


…who, of course, has chosen to no longer speak to me (at least for the moment).

It’s the Morehouse Farms’ Dachshund Scarf. I’ve long been a fan of Morehouse Farms yarns — I first ran across them at the Farmers’ Market in Union Square, a couple of decades ago.  Their patterns are usually easy to read, and follow, and the results are exactly what you expect them to be.

It’s a pity my sister has closed herself off from me, but I’m sure that there will be someone else who will want to make or give this scarf, so I put the link above.  The thing is, my sister loves dachshunds and has raised a number of mini dachshunds so this would have been perfect for her.

Heck, I might eventually make it for myself — on of my favorite books as a kid was Pretzel, about a dachshund. Pretzel was written by Margaret Rey, and illustrated by H.A. Rey, the same folks who brought us Curious George (another kidhood favorite).

Anyway, I am still plugging along on Josie’s socks, and in deadline hell, so this is going to be a short entry.  I want to pick brains about another project I have in the pipeline, but that will just have to wait until I can organize my thoughts about it.

Even More Busy…


It really feels as if I am slowly getting my life back together.

My days are filled with writing, editing, and knitting, and I am actually not taking on more than I can handle.  I am working on another pair of socks for a client. The manuscript I am editing is a wonderful story, and well-written, so this job is a joy. And the clients I am working on articles for are actually understanding of my health issues, and giving me deadlines that are remarkably reasonable.

Anyway, I need to get going, so more next week!

Busy, Busy, Busy


Photo ©2013, Deborah J. Wunder

Got my friend J’s socks done early this morning. They took a bit longer than I had expected, but I got a ton of actual work to do while I was working on them, and it’s been along time since I’ve had work that paid the bills. I know this isn’t the greatest photo, but it’s what I could do quickly with what I had.

I started the next project, for a different person (also named J): another pair of these socks, only in browns.

A funny thing happened to me yesterday, BTW. I had gone to my gastroenterologist’s office for an ambulatory procedure.  When he took me in, I reminded him that I had offered him free socks, and he looked at the socks I was wearing and declared them a work of art. He then asked if I would mind holding up the procedure for a few minutes while he got one of his colleagues, who is a knitted sock fan. I ask you, gentle readers, how could I refuse that request? So he brought in the colleague, who promptly ordered a pair in blues and asked that I leave my business card for him (which I did).  Talk about drumming up business in weird places….

You see the wheel-like thing in the background in the above picture? That’s my spinning wheel. I got it just before I moved to where I live now, but I haven’t had time to learn how to use it, sadly. Learning how will be my next big project, as soon as I get a bit of time to play with it.

Anyway, I should get going, because I have a lot of work to get done tonight — both written and knitted!

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