obsessed as we are with the art form, is quickly going to begin producing far more in the way of warm things than are needed by even an arctic-bound knitter. Knitting breeds generosity, true...but perhaps in a hurry to avoid burying ourselves in hand-knits. There are only so many scarves one knitter can use.” ― Stephanie … Continue reading “Your average knitter,
I have a small stash problem at the moment and unfortunately a big part of that stash includes a variety of acrylic yarn. I've whined about acrylic yarn in other posts and I do apologize for bringing it up once again. I am trying to use it up so we don't have to think about it … Continue reading next wip: baby blanket
I know, I'm a little late with a 2017 reflection post. It's hard to believe its March! I do have a perfectly good excuse for not writing for the past 4 months. Are you ready? My little family will grow by one this year - I'm expecting a new baby! I have felt absolutely terrible … Continue reading A glance at 2017 – the Year of Knitting
I don't know how many times a day that I utter, "my day job is getting in the way." On a daily basis, I commiserate with one of my co-worker friends about the subject. Both of us would much rather be knitting than working. Who wouldn't rather be at home enjoying their hobby as opposed … Continue reading Getting in the Way
Last year for Christmas I decided knit all of the kids in my family scarves as gifts. This was a fine idea except that I made the decision to jump into this activity about 2 weeks before Christmas. I managed to make about 7 scarves, quite literally just in time, binding off the last scarf … Continue reading Shift into High Gear for Holiday Knitting!
- it's mid-September! The last few weeks have not only flown by but have included a flurry of activity. Baby Jane is 15 months old now and she is unstoppable! She is curious and fast and fearless and funny and understands words and is suddenly attached to me and lets me hold her longer and … Continue reading And Just Like That –
Listen. I often forget how hard it is to listen. It takes concentration and focus to really listen to someone. You have to stop your own mind from racing to the next thought or comment and just pay attention to the person talking. It isn't very often that I'm the "talker" in a conversation. I'm usually … Continue reading thankful friday / listening
Every now and then something tremendous happens in my life and I forget to take a minute to be thankful. Today my heart is full and I am thankful for sure. I recently wrote about applying for a new Masters degree program at the University where I work. I received notification that I had been … Continue reading thankful friday / persistence
I recently watched a documentary called Forks Over Knives and it was about the health benefits of consuming a plant based diet. I thought it was a pretty interesting topic to learn about so I watched about 4 (or maybe 5?) more documentaries about plant based / vegan diets. All of the documentaries had the same … Continue reading more plants please!
Daily Post Theme: Toothbrush Baby teeth - she now has 8. The first two cut like knives through her little soft gums and she cried and drooled and cried some more. Nothing could stop the tears or the pain. Her two front teeth hurt her but then more started popping in faster and with less … Continue reading Baby Teeth