One of the ways I've committed to practicing self-care is by making time to read. me, reading is a way to connect to myself and to humanity at large. I read to reaffirm what I already know, to discover new ways of understanding the world, to challenge my beliefs and privilege, to have adventures beyond the scope of my reality, to connect with the stories of other humans, to be entertained, to escape, and sometimes just to have fun.
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
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
With the turn of the new year, and as I ready and wait for baby, I'm craving simplicity. I want (and need) for things to be slow, simple, and easy. My body is working very hard these days (38 weeks, whoa!), and my mind gets tired fast. I need simple forms of entertainment and activity … Continue reading Yarn Along :: keeping things simple
I was craving a page turner and an addictive knit, and I sure got what I asked for! Last week I could not put down these rainbow leg warmers. Each stripe knit up so quickly, that it was easy to say "oh, I'll just keep knitting till I finish the next stripe." And on and … Continue reading Yarn Along
Last week was a week of finishing. I finished two projects. I finished one book. It felt really good. It took me a couple of days to find the right book(s) to sink my reading teeth into next. Good thing I have a book-buying habit; I perpetually have at least half a dozen books waiting … Continue reading Yarn Along: 2 books + 2 wips
At the end of the day, I look forward to my knitting time. It's a time to relax, slow down, and let the act of knitting help clear my mind of the day's events. This project is simple with just enough going on to keep me paying attention. I started it on our family vacation … Continue reading Yarn Along: Addictive Knits & Reads