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
“The only way that we can live, is if we grow. The only way that we can grow is if we change. The only way that we can change is if we learn. The only way we can learn is if we are exposed. And the only way that we can become exposed is if … Continue reading a fine time for change
I finally have a moment to write! The last few weeks have been busy to say the least and of course there is never a dull moment with a toddler. I am very excited to share that I have officially cast-on my first sweater! It has only taken me 6 months to work up the … Continue reading Jane’s First Sweater
Well, maybe summer time is not for wearing sweaters but surely for knitting them, right? I think my next big knitting challenge will be to knit a sweater! I've been thinking about it for some time now and I'm ready to dive in! First stop for the perfect beginner pattern search was Ravelry (of course!). … Continue reading summer time is for sweaters?