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November 04, 2004

Facts About Nona: Part 1

Nona learned to knit as an adult, not as a small child at her grandmother's knees.  Nona was too busy being a tomboy and running around to sit still long enough to learn.

Nona loves color, color, color - especially orange.

Nona grew up in a household of girls and now lives in a household of boys.

Nona believes the energy you put out in the world is the energy you get back.

Nona loves the paintings of Richard Diebenkorn. 

November 4, 2004 in Who Is Nona | Permalink


One clue: Nona means grandmother in Italian. Does this mean that you are a grandmother? I,also, am a grandmother; I used to knit socks for my boy friend during lectures at Mount Holyoke College in the 1950s.

Posted by: Cathy | Nov 9, 2004 7:41:57 PM

Hi Nona,

I got such a laugh reading your story about the boyfriend sweater! I guess the good news is that the "curse of the boyfriend sweater" did not hit. I enjoy reading your blog, and must say you are a fun writer as well as a wonderful knitter.

Posted by: Bernadette | May 1, 2005 10:03:18 AM

I do not have a blog but very much enjoy yours. I do have a question about short rows (have not yet attempte any but after reading your blog, would like to try). It seems, reading instrucitons for short rows that they will only work in st st, true? I prefer textured and/or lacey garments. Is it possible to use short rows with a textured pattern?

Posted by: Pamela | Aug 16, 2006 8:00:18 AM

Emelia loves Diebenkorn as well, especially his figural stuff. Emelia also really (and I mean Really) loves Nona's blog. Emelia is also totally digging this talking-about-oneself-in-the-third-person. She finds it soothing to read and not pompous like it usually comes out.

Posted by: Emelia | Jan 15, 2007 10:01:10 PM

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