Knitting / Crochet, Writing Prompt

pirate’s cove shawl

The Daily Post Theme:  Unravel I've been working on a new knitting project and so far I have mixed feelings of my progress.  I found a free shawl pattern on Ravelry: Pirate's Cove by Hilary Latimer and thought it looked easy enough for a beginner.  The shawl is entirely garter stitch with one section of a… Continue reading pirate’s cove shawl

Family & Baby!

march: a slight hiatus

The month of March was an especially tough one.  My little family experienced two losses - one miscarriage and one lost cat. In February, my husband and I learned that we were expecting another baby due in October!  It was such surprising news to us since we weren't exactly trying for another baby yet.  Baby… Continue reading march: a slight hiatus

DIY & Crafty!, Knitting / Crochet

Christmas Balls!

I know, Christmas is long over.  But I found a knitting pattern for a Christmas Ball ornament and it is literally all I can think about. You know how sometimes you search the internet for something particular and then you accidentally stumble onto something not related at all but really cool anyway?  That is exactly… Continue reading Christmas Balls!

Space Madness

i want to believe

NASA Telescope Reveals Largest Batch of Earth-Size, Habitable-Zone Planets Around Single Star This is why I believe in science and stardust.  This is why I cannot fathom an entire universe with only ONE lonely blue dot that holds life.  News like this makes me feel hopeful actually.  The possibility of life elsewhere puts things in… Continue reading i want to believe

Family & Baby!, Writing Prompt

a new milestone

Daily Post Theme: Rhythmic My little sweetpea has successfully slept through the night the last five nights in a row.  It started last week when I finally decided that it was time to give her a chance to fall asleep on her own, without my help.  Instead of rocking her to sleep, I laid her in the… Continue reading a new milestone

Family & Baby!, Quotes!

life is not without change

I've been thinking about motherhood lately.  Just when I start to get the hang of being a Mama, something changes, and I'm reminded that I have no idea what I'm doing.  My baby is 8 months old now and she's growing too fast.  I think about the months and years ahead and I'm giddy with… Continue reading life is not without change

DIY & Crafty!, Knitting / Crochet

team building exercise: knitting

A remarkable thing happened recently.  About a month ago, I wore one of my knitted scarves to work one day which caught the interest of a few of my co-workers.  Within moments, I had a small crowd of people inspecting my scarf and ask me questions about how I made it.  It turns out there… Continue reading team building exercise: knitting