Thursday, November 29, 2007

A Good Day

In case you missed it, the Yarn Harlot is sharing some spectacular news today: knitters worldwide have now raised $434,439.41 for Doctors Without Borders. It is a good day, indeed, when we can stand up and know we've made a difference in others' lives.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007


Ballard Street Poetry Journal has nominated my poem After Three Hours of Screening Dirt at Heshotauthla for the Pushcart Prize. I'm excited, honored, and walking on clouds.

Monday, November 19, 2007

Writing has been placed on temporary hold while I totally freak out about getting my Christmas knitting finished. Here's a peek at a few things in progress:

Oooh, sparkly! Hint: these are small and will fit in a stocking.

This one is actually a beautiful dark blue, but it's hard to tell in the photo.

I've also completed two Barbie outfits for a doll dress swap.
A houndstooth skirt with shell and cardigan. I was really pleased with the skirt, which was my own design. I'll be making more of these.

Evening gown glamour. I also made the little clutch. It was hard to mail this one off - I wanted to keep it for myself.

Monday, November 12, 2007


The Fall issue of Tipton Poetry Journal is now available, both online and in print. I'm pleased to have my poem Post-It Notes from Jesus included, along with work by the magical Michaela Gabriel and the inimitable Liz Gallagher.

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I'm off to Wordstock this weekend. There will be readings, workshops, and plenty of books and lit mags. If you're in the Portland area, check it out!

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Romance and Sock Yarn

Looky what I won during the Sock Yarnapalooza over at Romancing the Yarn! Gorgeous shades of purple (my favorite color!) and red. Yum. Many thanks to Barbara Bretton, who is apparently the fairy godmother of yarn as well as a fantastic writer!