Friday, January 7, 2011 By Rick Levine

(Aug 23 – Sep 22)
You’ve been riding a wave of creative energy that continues to be difficult to manifest. It’s as if your productive ideas are blocked by circumstances that are beyond your control. But don’t give up. Instead of logically trying to analyze all your options, let your imagination be your guide. For now, dreaming your way into the future is more powerful than scripting it.

Too true, Mr. Levine.

Sorry I’ve been gone for so long, I’m sure you all thought a Tetrimo fell on me.

Mostly, though, I’ve been trying to envision what I need to do to just continue to continue to do what I’m doing.  I’m a human moebius strip these days…

So I apologize for for the brevity of this post and for my disappearance.  Happily, as the days lengthen I find myself more and more myself, and I’m looking forward to it.

Man, those dark days in December are a lot harder than I remember them being.

But I’m biking on the front porch with my cycle trainer every day (grabbing as much daylight as I can!) and I’m getting out for a walk when I can.  I will soon turn into a mall-walker, you just watch me.

I’ve been working hard – harder than it looks.  I finished 4 projects for various magazines and yarn venues in the past few weeks.  I’ve been working on the Bar Mitzvah (all the live-long day) and I’m doing a rewrite of Knitting Millinery (this time with visible images, better charts, and metric / European conversions).


I’m hoping to roll out the new reworked Knitting Millinery book right around the time I get my online Millinery class up and running, but we’ll see…

I’ve never been very happy with Knitting Millinery, I always wanted to make it a better book, so I’m doing so now that I’m facing a re-print.  I’d love for Spring 2011 to be the SEASON OF HATS!  Seriously, with a new royal engagement don’t you think we all should start wearing more hats?


As for projects?  I can’t discuss what I’ve been working on lately, which kind of sucks.  NOW is when I’m really excited, when I want to talk about the techniques I used, the colors, the feel of the yarn.  But I can’t really talk about it for, oh, a year.

And, unfortunately, at that point I’ll be up to my elbows in something even MORE exciting (well, it will seem so at the time) and it will be so hard to drag my brain back to Winter 2010 when I was working on a big, bulky, faux cable sweater [oops, did I let that slip] or a sexy, sexy, easy-to-wear pleated skirt [dang, I keep doing that…]

Eunny’s going to come after me with a sharpened Signature stiletto if I don’t shut up.

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  1. Gretchen

    Glad to hear you’re clicking along. I understand that you can’t talk about some works in progress – still, they sound promising! Looking forward to their appearance in print.

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