Thursday, January 29, 2009

If You're In the Neighborhood...

Saturday January 31st and Saturday February 7th.
Do drop in, 12-4
email me for directions
Homemade soup and bread
Coffee and Tea

Saturday, January 24, 2009


My husband is usually not especially excited about knitting, but lately since he's discovered the time-wasting beauty of Stumbling, I've been getting some entertaining links in my in box. The above is my favorite from Craftatastophe: because not all handmade is pretty. Follow the link to read Rat Annabelle's story. Irresistible. Many other delightful and ghastly crafts on this site.

OK one other....Amazing artist Yeondoo Jung brings kids drawings to life....a must see! Now stop stumbling!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

This Weeks Inspiration and the Results


It's that joyful kindergarten stitch, short-rowed for a spiral top.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Wooly Country Graffiti

Indeed it happened, not in a big way, but in a cozy-snowy-day-way, the first Yarn Bombing Focus Group: Midcoast Maine Chapter, took place. Nevermind that we all just knit on our own things, and had no agenda. We had soup and homemade bread, looked at magazines and knit.

Knit–In Bean Soup

Maybe this piece, which signaled my driveway, will come along to Rockland for the inauguration party. In it's close-up below, you can see there is a kind of presidential air about it, with gold stripes in the blue, red and white with snow.

Yarn Bomb Evidence

Maybe not as ambitious as the South End Knitters piece that Julia of Moth Heaven mentioned... but mine was especially effective in the blizzard on Sunday, when even I couldn't find my own driveway without it.

Have a Big Celebration tomorrow!

Friday, January 16, 2009

Pom Pom Hat

She goes public! Not the most successful color just started getting good at the top, and then my head got to cold and I had to finish it...actually I wore it unfinished for a long while. I feel like a little old lady in it, like I need a tiny worn coin purse that snaps closed. house..yarn bombing, and general knitting...Noon-ish on...

Monday, January 12, 2009

You Probably Know This Already

Good Morning!

The daunting tangle of unruly ends...never fear!

Unruly ends tidied up

Part down the middle, so they are heading in the direction they would head off in ... if they did.

I do one side first, just tucking them in neatly, following themselves.

If you encounter and especially short one, weave in the needle first ...

Half woven in

... and then thread it afterward.

when the end is too short

Don't clip the ends too close or they'll pop out the public side.


Ta da!


This Saturday, January 17th, 2009

12 Noon-ish

KNIT IN at my house!


and just general knitting too, instruction if you need it, or want it. If you're in the neighborhood....

email me for directions maryjaneknits (at)


Monday, January 05, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Happy Shiny New Year!