As difficult as nursing a toddler can sometimes be, there are moments of pure bliss. Like so many moments in motherhood, this one is filled with complex and contradictory emotions.
My knitting has been a little sparse lately. An irritated thumb and sore wrist have kept me from spending much time at the needles. And I've noticed the less I've been knitting, the less I feel like knitting...kind of a bummer given the season we're heading into! I did cast on a pair of … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Modern Lovers
Morning rituals. Habit trackers. 10,000 hours. 21 days. Lifehacks. The Four Habits. There's so much advice out there for how to create new habits that help you achieve your goals. I've considered many of them, and they just haven't worked. They haven't worked because the chunk of time required seemed out of reach. I'm … Continue reading 15 minutes a day
One of the reasons I started my own business was because I couldn't picture myself chasing someone else's dream. One person I have found immense inspiration and support from is Jason Zook.
Toward the end of 2015, I was feeling a little on edge. My mind was unsettled, anxious even. It felt like there were so many things pulling at my attention; from the important to the mundane to the downright egocentric. Fear of missing out and comparing myself to others are two strong feelings that come … Continue reading On Taking a Social Media Sabbatical
As a maker and all around visual person, I find endless inspiration on Instagram. From knitting and sewing to cooking and home decor, it's easy to find lots to love. Sometimes all that inspiration can become overwhelming and noisy. But when it's good, it's really good.
I'm disappointed with Togue Pond. Actually, I'm disappointed with myself. Don't get me wrong: this is a fantastic pattern. The yarn is lovely, and I enjoyed knitting it. But it was the wrong pattern choice for my body right now. The thing is, I'm just 4 months postpartum, and my body is not the shape … Continue reading On Knitting the Wrong Size.