2014 – New Year Knitting Goals

I am feeling ambitious. Maybe it’s because I’ve been getting a full-night’s sleep thanks to the tasmanian toddler getting used to a sleep schedule, or the fact that I got all my Christmas knitting done BEFORE Christmas or perhaps because I’m warmed by a glass of lovely Franzia Carbornet Sauvignon. In any case, I have…

A note to my 1 year-old son

May your feet never stay clean may your face never be without a scratch may you never be satisfied with what’s in your reach may you always take wonder at discovering something new may you always try to make me laugh may you always want me to make the pig sound that’s tickles my throat…

There Will Be Crying

Have you ever taken a moment to stop and look at the internet tabs you’ve left open? It can be pretty revealing, especially if you’re like me and leave as many as a dozen open to read later, or have trouble admitting that it’s time to tackle a growing problem. My problem? Well, I’ll let…

I Have A Missing Shoe

That’s right. I have a missing shoe. ¬†And I have a newly-walking toddler. So that shoe could be anywhere. ANYWHERE. And what makes this more tragically comedic is that I am trying to heal a broken toe. So that means I only have 1 pair of flat shoes that I can wear that are not…

Weird Knit Wednesday: Evil on the Shelf

So, I am not a fan of the Elf on the Shelf. It strikes me as being a bit deceitful and manipulative. Also, the whole thing reminds me of Chucky, which more than a little creeps me out. That being said, I have only a 1 year-old in my house. There is not much in…

Revealing my Drawers of Knitting Disasters

Stored away in our 2nd bedroom are the remnants of unwanted knitting. Inside this beautiful dresser that my husband and I bought for 5 dollars at auction (then distressed ourselves) are 4 drawers full of hand-knit items. I don’t recall how I decided to store them here, but it seems rather fitting they’ve been relegated…