I love it when I get an idea for something and I have no idea where the inspiration came from. The elements of this project came together organically, and I just went with it, not overthinking it. Knitting doesn't always have to play by the rules! I wanted a project where I could improvise, … Continue reading Just Because
I raced through Eleanor & Park and loved it! Needing to stay in the vein of keeping my reading simple and not too dark, I checked the library for a book I keep hearing great things about. Imagine my delight when I found a copy of The Rosie Project straight away! Bonus: it came up … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Love & Linen
It's full on Spring in Oregon now. The crocus and daffodils have come and gone, the tulips have peaked, and now we're eagerly anticipating the first unfurling of a peony bud. With the help of a friend, I've recently prepared our raised garden beds for planting. We've already got broccoli starts happily nestled in their … Continue reading On the needles : Spring update
Leisure time is pretty unpredictable with a newborn around the house. Some days he sleeps the day away and not only do I enjoy luxuries like a shower and taking my time to eat, I get to knit. You know me: I need to knit like I need to sleep in order to feel somewhat … Continue reading Yarn Along :: Easy is Good
Pattern: Follow Your Arrow 2 by Ysolda Teague // Yarn: Hazels Knits Artisan Sock in Ruby Love & Sarsparilla // Read my Ravelry Notes here. >>> <<< Toward the end of my pregnancy, I was struck with a case of startitis. I had stopped daily work at the shop, and was enjoying some much-needed rest … Continue reading The Mystery is Solved
We were all exhausted. Fussy baby. A cough and sniffles. Longing for a shower, a nap, a break. So when she asked me to play, I had to take a deep breath and challenge myself to say Yes. It would have been easy to say Not right now or Maybe later. I'm glad I … Continue reading These Moments
We welcomed Calvin Cedar into our family on February 6th, 2015. The build up to his birth was long and somewhat stressful, but once he decided he was ready things went quickly. Calvin was born at home in what was one of the most beautiful, empowering experiences of my life. Our midwives are my new … Continue reading Look Who’s Here!