When we bought our first home in 2009 I had no idea how much time I’d end up spending on the public trail just across from our neighborhood. On good weeks I end up taking my dog, Willow, for walks at least 3 – 4 times. On bad weeks, when it just rains all the … More Trail Of Art
Today was the day the wall hit hard. To be fair, I did get up pretty early so I could swim some laps and then I took my dog for a short walk. I really needed to get back into some sort of routine. I didn’t push myself very hard, but the wall still came. … More Accepting the Spoonie Life
Mountains and yarns are two main things that get me through my day. I’m blessed to have a view of Mount Rainier (when it’s not raining here) and I always have some yarn in my hand at least once a day. A few months ago I had a chance to visit The Weaving Works in … More Magic Mowich Cowl
Pro Knitter Tip: Don’t Use Red Heart Super Saver for Garments Block All of Your Finished Objects The two pro knitting tips above have a lot to do with one another. In order to get a nice, neat, finished look to anything you knit it is important to block your work. However, acrylic yarn, (like … More Block Party Priority
Have you ever just happened to meet the right person by chance at the right time and which leads to a whole new adventure? Three months ago while I was working at Ben Franklin I helped a customer pick out some yarn for a sweater she wanted to make. We got to discussing yarns and … More Taking A Spin On A New Adventure
In November of last year (gosh – I can’t believe I can say that already!) I was commissioned to make a sweater for a lady who has a hard time keeping warm. She found a pattern at a garage sale that she fell in love with and had only one problem – she couldn’t knit. … More The only way to go – Retro
Getting older doesn’t get easy and aging when you have Lupus is exhausting – literally. It was 2001, while still in my 20’s when I was first diagnosed with Lupus and my adventure began with a bang. I had to get my first kidney biopsy right off the bat and shortly after they discovered my … More What is normal?
It’s been a very busy, crazy first few weeks of 2017 so far and is already flying by. My car already has a new windshield (thanks to a small chip and cold weather), my fence has a nice gap into my neighbor’s yard (thanks to our nice wind here) and I’ve finally opened an Etsy … More Never Stop Improving
WARNING: Facetious Content Ahead. You’ve been warned. If you work in the craft industry or run your own handmade business you will hear the following at least once in your creating lifetime: Person:”Hey, have you seen (insert current viral craft project here)? ” Crafter:”Oh, yes I sure have.” (beginning to wonder where this will lead) Person: … More Where’s the Passion?
Commission requests from co-workers these past few months have kept me quite busy. An October project requested from our baristas was for bearded Viking hats. Most of the patterns out there are crochet. I’m capable of crochet but not very good or quick. They wanted a total of 3 so I could have designed a … More Commision Mission