Professional Voice Talent, Amateur Actor and Knitter


Just about six weeks ago one of my cousins had twin baby girls, Maisie and Annabelle. I only found out he and his wife were pregnant about a month earlier. He’s not the best letter/email writer. 🙂 Anyway, I’ve been knitting steadily since I first found out. I decided to make them each a pair of the Hello Kitty pants. I had enough yarn left from the first pair to make two more, if I did the smallest size, though I ended up having to swap the order of the two pinks in the second pair, so I’d have enough of the dark pink to finish. I also made them each one of the Baby Arans.

Gifts for Maisie and Annabelle

I took a break from Maisie and Annie’s gifts to make something for a co-worker in time for her baby shower. The pattern is called the Eloise Cardigan. It’s quite sweet and girly.

Eloise Cardigan

I’ve joined a stitchers group at work. Not just knitters; crocheters, quilters, cross-stitchers, any kind of fiber art. Anyway, we’re making a basket for a silent auction and my contribution to it is a couple of pot-holders. They’re done in double-knitting, so each side is a mirror image of the other.


I’m making another attempt at socks. My first attempt was a bit of a failure. I used a yarn with a bit of elastic in it. Since I knit at a pretty high tension, it made for very tight stitches and I gave up after the first few rounds. This time I picked a regular yarn, and things are going much better.


I just finished cataloging Anne’s House of Dreams at LibriVox. It’s a little sad to think that there’s only one more book in the series that I can record (Rainbow Valley). My next LV project is called Ten From Infinity by Paul W. Fairman. It’s my 6th SFFAudio Challenge book.

I’ve also just finished Song at the Scaffold by Gertrud Von le Fort for Ignatius Press. It’ll be my last Ignatius recording. They’ve decided not to continue producing audiobooks.

I’m directing my first mainstage show at the WCT (the other shows I’ve directed have been fundraisers, not part of the main lineup), Angel Street, which is the American title of the play Gaslight (made into a film of the same name with Ingrid Bergman and Charles Boyer). It’s been pretty chaotic so far. In the past the show in this slot would have had auditions and maybe a first read-through before the holidays, but wouldn’t have started rehearsals till after. This year, the board changed the schedule. The show goes up at the end of January instead of February, so not only am I having to schedule around the holidays, I’m also having to schedule around the two Christmas productions. Ack! At least I was able to get a good cast together.


Iambik’s turning one!


Keeping Lucy


  1. Dede

    What beautiful hand work! And I am thrilled to hear that Anne’s House of Dreams will be up soon. I think it is my favorite of the series. I always look forward to your audiobook recordings. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. sheean

    Hello Karen,

    I just had to google your name to thank you for your
    the vivid, clear, and emotional recordings. you are such a
    blessing in the lives of tens of thousands of people.
    and, though this may sound strange, i love you! 🙂

  3. Bonnie

    You are my favorite LibriVox reader! I’m listening to “Anne of the Island” right now. However, I can’t find “Anne of Windy Poplars” in the LibriVox catalogue. I’d love to hear your reading. I’m reading the book myself but the audiobooks are very nice.

    Good luck in all your endeavors!

  4. Thanks! I’m glad you’re enjoying them. Unfortunately, Anne of Windy Poplars is not in the public domain in the US, so I can’t record it for LibriVox.

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