I don't know how you like to celebrate, but for me and my family it's with food! I am naturally much more interested in baking than cooking. If I'm 100% honest, I don't worry too much about the presentation of normal food. It's meant to fill you up and taste good. And be efficient. I … Continue reading Giving the Cake
Progress 6/24/2017 - 8/5/2017 I chose the image for this post because this project has been on pause (paws!). At least the knitting portion. I've made little steps in other areas, but you can't see it in pictures. Stats Frog Count: 1* # Pieces on Needles: 7 Hours worked: ~1:00 Approximate Stitch Count: Net … Continue reading Progress Update #4
I have hand sewn a few garments; or machine-sewn- it's still handmade so I count it! Some were costumes for Halloween or fun events like the local Renaissance Festival, but I do not pretend to be an excellent seamstress. Garments are hard for me! My mother is one of my go-to's for help. She used … Continue reading A Hand-Sewn Dress
I once started a blog aimed at encouraging people in their fitness journey. After I posted my About page with my purpose statement I immediately curled up on the couch and cried out "Why would ANYONE listen to what I have to say? Who am I to think I have something to contribute?" I was literally … Continue reading (Self) Doubt
While staying in a cabin on the lake, I woke up one morning to what appeared to be a entire wall of sunshine. There was a huge fog cloud, hugged right up to the edge of the shore. The way the sun lit it, made it look like a giant bowl of sunshine. The only way I knew the lake was still there was thanks to a passing duck. The world just stopped there.
A little more history on knitting. It used to be accomplished with one stick held stationary; in the crook of an arm or knee, while the other did most of the motion. It was fast! When upper class women started knitting, the method changed to use two hands. This was to specifically to slow it … Continue reading String Method Workshop
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I have always loved plaid and tartan patterns. I tried to knit one once and while it works... it is a pain! The color changes mean you have to make many tiny balls of yarn at the point of each stripe. They get tangled, you have to weave all those ends at the end of … Continue reading First Weaving Attempts
I don't like to sit idle for long periods of time. I get antsy. I want to do something or move or talk. I'm told it can be a bit distracting if I'm watching a movie, for example. So it is very helpful to have something to do with my hands. It keeps my hands … Continue reading Knitting in the Dark
I think I might be kind of a bag-lady. I don't have a TON of purses; I prefer quality over quantity. Though I appreciate coordinating with my outfit, I land more on the function side of the fashion vs. function debate. I change purses with the season about 2x a year and SOMETIMES for a … Continue reading Project Purse