Life, Unexpected

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Fiber Friday: Design

As things continue to go downhill for my dad and my own health is an issue, knitting continues to be an important refuge for me. I can lose myself and … Continue reading

September 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

*uck Cancer

Forgive me, I don’t often resort to profanity but tonight I am. My dad saw his oncologist today. It was not good. The cancer that had spread from his pancreas … Continue reading

September 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

Fiber Friday: Shawls and a Mystery

I didn’t end up posting last week because I didn’t have anything finished and not much of a difference between the week before. I’ve been frantically knitting up the shawls … Continue reading

September 17, 2016 · Leave a comment

Eleven

Eleven years ago my life changed forever. After a short but very intense labor I brought my first child into the world. A baby girl who would leave me a … Continue reading

September 15, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Beast’s Garden

The Beast’s Garden is the third book I have read by Australian author Kate Forsyth. I was captivated by her writing in Bitter Greens and truly fell in love with her … Continue reading

September 5, 2016 · 1 Comment

Fiber Friday: Shawls, Shawls, and More Shawls

I think I mentioned last week that I’m working through two shawls at the moment. I’m doing A LOT of shawl knitting. The first is a prayer shawl with a … Continue reading

September 2, 2016 · Leave a comment

Closing Summer

The kids are back to school which means summer is officially over. Its a new month and time to review how my goals have progressed (or not progressed) through August. … Continue reading

September 1, 2016 · 2 Comments

The Queen of the Tearling

I found The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen when it popped up as a recommended book both on Good Reads and in the app I use to listen to … Continue reading

August 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Fiber Friday: First KAL Complete!

I successfully completed my first KAL (knit-along) project this week in the Atiru Shawl. The KAL required me to use specific yarn so I did splurge and get some from … Continue reading

August 26, 2016 · Leave a comment

First Day of School

It is that time of year again, the first day of school. It came a bit earlier this year than usual. Typically schools in Michigan don’t start until after Labor … Continue reading

August 25, 2016 · 4 Comments

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