July 3, 2019

If you've been waiting to purchase the first two books in the Port Oxford cozy mystery series then now's your chance to get them at a discount.  Smashwords.com has both ebooks on sale from July 1 to 31 only.  It's a 50% discount!  That makes #1, Needled to Death = Free...

June 25, 2019

When you just need a yarn winder!

June 18, 2019

Writing a book and knitting have a lot in common.  More than you think!  

I spent almost all of yesterday frogging the first two pages of book #3, Forensic Knitting.

Now it could have been because I was not concentrating (it was a lovely day) or that I wished I was...

June 15, 2019

This new pattern has now been posted for sale, to purchase click on this

It was inspired by Meg, one of the lovely knit ladies in the cozy mystery series.  In French Roulette she takes a leading role in this Parisian adventure and "knits" this scarf as she travels back...

May 14, 2019

My daughter gave me a book, Japanese Knitting by Michiyo and translated by Gayle Roehm.  What a revelation!  Since I love all things Japanese these patterns were right up my alley.  However when I actually looked at the patterns I realized that people like me, who were...

May 8, 2019

I was doing some research on yarn weights/measures and have found a lot more information.  My new theory is to label yarn with length/weight/and add diameter.  Would that work?  Two very similar yarns in length and weight but one was a tighter twist and therefore a sma...

April 28, 2019

It's been a while!  A lot happened over the winter and I am just now getting back into all the pleasures of life again, writing, knitting and now gardening.

Forensic Knitting, the third book in the Port Oxford cozy mystery series, is taking shape.  However I may have to...

October 10, 2018

They say to write from experience and I have found that to be true.  It is so much easier for me to write about a house, for instance, if it resembles one I already am familiar with. Amy's house is similar to one I lived in many years ago.  I loved it and remember it w...

October 5, 2018

I love Knit City!  It was so much fun and this year the layout of the booths and gathering spaces was fabulous.  There was enough room to move and visit and touch wool.  I was so excited to be there launching the 2nd book in the series, French Roulette and even talking...

September 26, 2018

I am soooo excited!  Knit City is only a few days away and I will be there!  On my to do list is yarn for a (yes! another!) pair of knee socks and something frivolous.  Plus all the other things I will not be able to live without.  In between shopping and visiting I wi...

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