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.
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