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Merry Christmas!

It’s Christmas day and my family and I are all snuggled in our comfy chairs eating a gourmet Christmas breakfast, made by my niece! We even had strawberry cremosas. YUM!

 

strawberry cremosa

 

 

I’m so happy to have such a beautiful, wonderful family. We even have a new addition this year; Nala! Tinkerbell now has a sister!

They wish you a very Merry Christmas!

puppies at Christmas

 

 

This Christmas has been different for me than previous ones.

It seems that I usually expect the day itself […]

By |December 25th, 2012|Life Musings|5 Comments

Finished Object: Hitchhiker is D.O.N.E.

Woo! I had to show you photos of this Hitchhiker shawl I finished.

Pattern: Hitchhiker

Needle: Size 2

Yarn: LusterSoft Fingering Wt superwash wool in Indian Corn

We had our professional studio lights set up in the basement, so we decided to snap a few pictures of it!

The Hitchhiker Shawl Pattern

 

hitchhiker knit shawl pattern

The Hitchhiker Knitted Shawl

I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again. I LOVE this pattern! It’s […]

1. You Are Amazing 2. New Items! 3. Random Updates

Say hi to Al, my new owl finger puppet. More on him soon… but first!

I have to thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

I’m sitting here in my new studio, drinking my coffee, listening to the hot water pipes creak and complain and feeling the chill creeping in from the cool 32 degrees we’ve got going on outside.

It’s 8 am and just getting light outside… the sky is gray and dull and work traffic is skittering by.

I have been incredibly “anxious” to get a blog post written for you…

To be honest I allowed myself to slip into “work […]

Melting Transitions Scarf Pattern

Melting Transitions Scarf

wedge knit scarf gradient

This scarf is so indicative of the last 6 months of my life. It has been one of the most profound, most magical periods of my life, thus far.

When I began this scarf, it was mid-spring here in Alaska. I was working a job. It was a great job, with wonderful people whom I adored, the pay was great, the environment friendly and the work easy.

On my lunch breaks, I would go to the break room, whip out […]

Stuck in the Middle

You know that time during a project when everything is in chaos and you think you will never, ever, no matter what, not ever get done?

Well, that’s where I’m at right now. My yarn studio/living quarters is currently looking like this:

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It’s an inside-out room!

As I’m in the process of moving, my previous quarters looks like this:

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It’s a room that has thrown up on itself.

My talented, mind-blowing in-demand decorator sis has graciously been assisting doing everything. And thank goodness because I would have totally […]

On Knitting and Weddings and Emotions

It’s been an emotional, beautiful, exciting day of change and milestones.

My handsome nephew and stunning now-niece got married and are now off to Las Vegas.

They look like a superstar couple. 🙂

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I got to be a bridesmaid! I’m the short, dark-haired one on the end.

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I must be getting older and more sentimental because my shoulders started shaking and I was on the verge of bawling as she began walking down the aisle. I cried when she read her vows. I cried when they kissed. I teared up when they danced […]

How One Stitch Can Make a Difference

“The moment you decide to walk your own path, to listen to the calling of your own heart, you will find true freedom; and thus peace; and then joy.”

Why do we knit or crochet?

I asked this question on facebook and loved the responses. They ranged from “Because it relaxes me” to “I enjoy watching the yarn turn into something beautiful” and more.

So I started thinking about it and I had one of those emotional life epiphany things and I’d like to share it with you, in the chance that you’ll relate and […]

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    A Day in the Life of a Fiber Artist or Why You Should Insist on the Life of Your Dreams

A Day in the Life of a Fiber Artist or Why You Should Insist on the Life of Your Dreams

The day is awakening, as I sit here drinking my usual morning coffee; free-trade organic, bird-friendly with milk. There is still a chill in the air in the wee hours (5:46 am right now) here and I love that. The coffee warms me up and loves me down. 😉

early morning laptop knitting

I’m writing my To Do list for the day, which includes working out, writing this blog post, sewing on the pencil skirt I’m making, shipping out an order and going through 13 tubs of yarn and fleece I […]

Knitted Shawls to Inspire You!

I just started knitting a few years ago.

As such, when I first began looking up knitting patterns and yarn blogs and searching Ravelry, etc, several things struck me as really odd at first.

A few of those things were:

1. I didn’t get the whole sock knitting thing. I mean, people really knit socks?

2. I didn’t get the whole shawl knitting thing. Who wears shawls?

3. I thought triangle shawls were ugly.

After several years of knitting, here are my responses to my old self in regards to these issues.

1. After you knit a bunch of […]

Behold. My New Baby.

Well, I have a confession to make. I have a new baby. And I’m typing on her right now. (You can see this blog post on the screen!)

What to name her? I’ll think of something! Esmerelda?

I have an enormous beast of a laptop at home (PC) and have never owned a Mac. A few months ago, the allure of a portable laptop made its way into my heart and I began eye-balling the 13″ MacBook Air.

After months of deliberation, I finally said Yes to the Best and got a Mac. SQUEE!!

Initial impression: Impressed.

I love how it just turned on […]