I was told a few weeks ago that change can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I’ve been working on making that a mantra. There have been some of changes happening, personal and professional, in my life. They seem to be occurring all at once, and due to some feelings… Continue reading Changes (Turn and Face the Strange)
Well, March was gone in a flash! Our trip to the UK was wonderful, full of good times with friends, food, spring flowers, and yarn. Danny and I visited three main places: Edinburgh, Kendal, and London. The day after we flew into London, we started on our train journey to Edinburgh, which was a little… Continue reading Scones, Yarn, and Tea. Yes, please. (UK Trip 2017)
I hope everyone has had a good holiday season! Danny and I stuck close to home for the holidays and for my birthday, which is two days after Christmas. Normally, we travel to visit family during this time of year, but circumstances kept us homebound this time. We strove to make Christmas our own, which… Continue reading Happy Knitty New Year
You’ve probably heard tell that the full moon a couple of days ago on the 14th was a super moon. Danny and I made a point on that night to drive out to an area with less light pollution and fog to get a good look at it. We drove south a little ways and stopped… Continue reading Self-Care, Creating, and Grounding
This post is a little on the longer side to make up for my silence over the past couple of weeks. I’ve just finished packing for my trip to Boston on Saturday. (Oh gosh, that’s tomorrow.) I’ve been running around a little bit squeezing in doctors appointments, last-minute shopping, and a few odd errands before… Continue reading Whatcha Up To? (Knitting Projects Update)
My very first visit to Stitches West was amazing. Not to mention, incredibly overwhelming. I’ll start with the Mastering Mosaics class that I took with Edie Eckman. It was a fun and very informative workshop to introduce folks to the wonderful world of mosaic knitting, which is a colorwork technique that utilizes slipped stitches to… Continue reading Stitches West 2016: Yarn, Yarn, and Yarn. Oh my.
Happy New Year everyone! In honor of 2015 coming to an end to make way for 2016, here are my top 15 favorite completed projects that made their way off my needles during this past year. (It was a shawl kinda year. I’ve been obsessed with shawls/shawlettes/funky asymmetrical scarves lately.) (All links are Ravelry links.)… Continue reading 2015: A Year in Knitting Projects!
After the Raw to Ready fleece class last Saturday at the Hand•Made Studio, which I wrote a little about in my last post, I made sure to stop into one of my favorite local yarn shops, Knitterly, located in Petaluma, which is a little over an hour north from SF. I first visited the shop… Continue reading Twirling Around
I have stitches on the brain. In fact, I think my brain has actually turned into just a wad of frogged yarn squished inside my head. My novel for National Novel Writing Month, the annual challenge to write a 50,000 words novel within the month of November, has actually been put on the back burner… Continue reading Christmas Crunch