untie closeupI saved these ties from the goodwill pile when jon, my husband, decided to ban them from his wardrobe. I knew that I wanted to do something with them, but I had no idea what that might be.

Enter the February Whiplash Challenge- Recycle. I had thought through and even completed a few possibilities when this idea popped into my head while writing morning pages… I wanted to make a yarn-like fabric using the ties. I was so excited that I didn’t want to wait through the rest of my morning pages to get started… but I kept going… I mean this is why I am writing morning pages… no?

I am new to the process of making something into yarn… or something like yarn so it took me several tries until I came up with something that I liked… And here it is… my Un-Tie.

I used a combination of the ties and some black wool that I had in my leftover yarn stash…they came together to make what I think is a very nice scarf. I am already thinking of other fabric that might be rescued and re-purposed into knitting material… Happiness is more stuff to knit with.

untie beginnings untie off


**I would like to be considered for the reform school prize as well. Thank you.**

Blue Valentine's Day Socks…

I completed my first pair of socks yesterday… and I am so very happy about that. I started them a million and a half years ago {ok, maybe only a hundred years ago} for jon and yesterday I FINISHED THEM!

I am so happy- I honestly thought that I might never finish them, but here they all in all their glory … and just in time for Valentine’s Day! Yeah!

This is how it works….


“This is how it works- you’re young until you’re not- you love until don’t- you try until you can’t. You laugh until you cry- you cry until you laugh- and everyone much breath until they’re dying breath….”

“This is how it works- You peer inside yourself. You take the things you like and try to love the things you took- and then you take that love you made and stick it into to some- someone else’s heart pumping someone else’s blood…”

Regina Spektor

On the Radio- Begin to to Hope