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Archive for September, 2011

Rachel’s Quilt

Friday, September 30th, 2011

I’ve finally got the 56 blocks for Rachel’s quilt sewn together. 50 square in a square blocks and 6 randomly placed stars. The pattern is Simple City by Carrie Nelson. In Carrie’s instructions she states that blocks should be cut down to 9 1/2 inch squares before setting together. I had several that were smaller, […]

Wollmeise – what the heck?

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

I have a question for the knitting afficionados out there. What is it with Wollmeise? This most elusive of sock yarns. Forever blogged about, the gold standard of sock wools, but more elusive than a snowflake in July. I hear about it, I read about it, I see elusive messages on websites …..’all yarn available […]

A Sunny Autumn Day in Rapperswil

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011

Yesterday was one of those beautiful calm autumn days when it’s a joy to be by the water soaking up the last rays before winter kicks in. A day for sitting in a lakeside cafe and watching the world go by. This is Rapperswil – a little town on Lake Zürich, maybe 20 minutes from […]


Tuesday, September 27th, 2011

Early in the morning above the fog…. Helen


Monday, September 26th, 2011

I can’t tell you how often I feel grateful that I’m self-employed and work from home. For those of you who don’t know, I work as a freelance editor and translator  for academics who want to publish in English language academic journals and for whom English is not their first language. I got into it […]