Monthly Archives: December 2015

  • Knit In the New Year

    It has been such a crazy, busy, fantastic year! I am equal parts saddened that the year is (nearly) over and giddy, brimming with dreams for the New Year, now just days away. Here’s the kicker: I totally forgot to grab champagne at the grocery store this afternoon! Mercy! This wouldn’t be a big deal …

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  • Blueberry Waffle Socks (Pair No. 4)

    Off the needles. The last of the holiday knitting. My fourth pair of Blueberry Waffle socks. Even though I technically haven’t finished Pair Number Two. Our little secret. I used Madelinetosh Sock in Chicory. One of my favorite colorways (THE favorite Mad Tosh colorway yet, quite possibly). One could get lost in the rich purple-blue-grey …

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  • Merry Merry

    A rare treat for Gardening Zone 8 this year: snow! Apparently we can grow subtropical fruit and enjoy a white Christmas, too. I managed to finish two out of three stockings…final sock still in progress. I haven’t quite lost my mind yet, so all is well. Wishing  you all the brightest of holidays, full of …

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  • Blueberry Waffle Socks (Pair No. 3)

        I have been knitting so many itty bitty sock stitches of late that I think I have officially lost my mind. As in, I drove away from the grocery store in the middle of a full blown mother-toddler meltdown (it was ugly) with my wallet flying!!!! off the top of my car*. I …

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  • My 2016 Knitting Bucket List of Must-Knits!

    As I wrap up my final stitches on my holiday knits, I promise myself I will never knit socks for Christmas gifts again amidst a barrage of under-breath-muttered profanity, tense neck muscles, and dark thoughts, calmly allow my mind to wander to the future with poise and patience not unlike a Buddhist monk. My next …

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  • On Winter

    I know winter isn’t technically here yet (really?!?), but it feels like it is here. I can tell when it is time to get up at 7:00 because the light finally starts peaking through the curtains. Just barely. Mornings feel slower, unless it’s a school/work day. There’s just no hurry to get up and go …

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  • Ten Knitting Lessons I Learned This Year (The Hard Way, Of Course)

    As Christmas inches closer, I am madly trying to finish up some socks. Meanwhile, I have been thinking about all the valuable knitting lessons I have stumbled upon this past year. To learn about knitting is to learn about the universe. We are the astronomers of wool (and other fibers). We owe the world our …

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  • Happy Birthday My Darling Child

          Dear Reed, My perfect son. I can’t believe you are three. Already. So wise in the world. Just this morning you said aurora borealis and requested a trip to Alaska. You are already far brighter than even I. I should skip the ABCs and dive straight into Latin. Nothing gets passed you. Especially sugar. You …

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  • A Knitter’s Pledge

    Knitters, if you haven’t had a chance to check out Monday’s post on tips to spruce up your knitting blog, please be sure to check it out. There’s a little something in there for everyone! I never made a formal list (or spreadsheet, like some people do), but this was my original in-my-head knitting list …

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  • Ten Tips to Spruce Up Your Knitting (Crafting, Sewing, Creative) Blog

    There are millions of knitters and almost as many knitting blogs. Over the past year, I have discovered SO MANY knitting blogs that range the ENTIRE spectrum. Some are more like personal journals and others take a more professional approach, associated with a designer, podcast, yarn dyer or other entrepreneurial outlet. Are you thinking about starting …

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