It looks like this internet “thing” is going to stick after all. My son’s mother’s day present 2009 was creating this page for me and encouraging me to get started. I’ve been thinking about blogging for awhile but was put off by the notion that there might be internet hordes reading what I write. The truth is, hardly anyone will read it. That sets me at ease. There will be a heavy dose of my two favorite places: Hillman, Michigan’s Long Lake and where it is that my knitting takes me. Knitting has been what my hands have done since my mom, Clare, taught me to knit when I was about 8 years old. That first Christmas after I learned to knit everyone I gave gifts to got a pair of mittens–all the same simple two needle pattern and almost all in different colors. I’m 56 now–so obviously knitting was something that stuck. And then Long Lake came into my life 3 years ago. There is no better place for me. I come here stressed out from work and it calms me. I’ll try to capture matters better. For now…I think the point is to begin.