Well good morning everyone and hello new readers! When Sarah Instagrammed the sweater I knit in her Less Traveled yarn, I had no idea how much traffic would result. Then the spam comments started popping up, and I realized there had to be a fair number of real eyeballs out there too. So I guess … Continue reading What Next?
While I was pondering where the dickens my summer went, I remembered there was this other thing I knitted. It was a blanket called Intarsia Mountain, a test-knit for the super cool, super nice Heidi of Hands Occupied. It was sort of large-ish. Ok, it used seven skeins' worth of yarn in 10 colors, I … Continue reading Large-Ish
Hello there readers. Remember me? I've been feeling a lot lately like I am in a Groundhog Day-esque alternate reality. I wake up, think "hey, it'd be nice if I blogged today," and then the day is eaten up in a never-ending stream of baby duties punctuated by halfhearted housekeeping. Then I crash into bed, … Continue reading Summer of Shawls
Hello all, we're getting closer to something resembling organization over here. Peanut has begun sleeping in his crib, giving me a few brief interludes in the day during which I can complete tasks unimpeded or, novelty of novelties, string two thoughts together. Remember back at the beginning of the year, when I was going to … Continue reading Undone by Peanut Butter
Welcome back dear readers! The heat is kicking in in earnest. As I have discussed many times over, I do not like being hot, or being stuck inside when it's too hot to bake, or the relentless sunshine, but there is an upside: the heat will KILL ALL THE BLOOMING THINGS. I have progressed from … Continue reading Spring Things
Hello, dear and long-suffering readers! I come to you from my kitchen, writing while standing and eating chipped beef dip straight from the container.* If your dishwasher was smaller than Barbie's, that's how you'd eat it too! These past few weeks, I had been frustrated, challenged to find those little moments of joy in my … Continue reading Comfort and Joy
Happy fall everybody! Peanut and I (and Querido and the fuzzies) are doing well. The temperature has dropped to a positively frigid 70º in the morning, and Querido and I are turning poor Peanut into a thin-blooded Phoenician by bundling him up for his walk every morning. He's built up quite a layer of his … Continue reading State of the Stash: Third Quarter