I am really loving my Inkwell Press planner. I think my favorite part is the marking of a new month with a new mission board and setting up the new monthly pages. This month, I spread out every possible thing I might use on my table when getting it going, though some months I keep … Continue reading
Five on Friday
Just five random things to end the week. I have been working on an embroidery project and it almost got put in time out last night due to the fact that I couldn’t thread the needle. Mary Heather to the rescue! She suggested I check out this method and it worked like a charm. I’ve … Continue reading
Inside my Craft Closet
We moved into this house in July, and I’m still not unpacked. As is expected, I unpacked most of the other rooms (there is still a box or two floating around) before getting to my office. One thing about this house is it has great closets, but the closets don’t have any structure built-in. When … Continue reading
All the hats!
We were heading to Colorado for a few days to see friends and play in the snow, so I decided the boys needed hats. Luckily, that was something I could take care of rather quickly, as knits go. I started C2’s a week or so before our trip, but it took me a while because I … Continue reading
I haven’t had a paper planner in years, and have been pretty happy with my bullet journal system. However, the one hold up for me with the bullet journal was in setting up the new pages, primarily the month at a view calendar pages. I liked having one each month to consult, but when a … Continue reading
I feel like I’ve talked a lot about my Newsom cardigan already, but it is finished now so I had to share the finished item! The good: The pattern was really fun! I loved the construction and it was really easy to follow. Thanks for a great pattern, Bristol! Also, the yarn is amazing. It has … Continue reading
Trusting the Swatch
I did a swatch before making my Newsom cardigan. I washed it and dried it and measured it before and after so I could see how much it grew. I got gauge and moved forward with my project. Then, I bound off my cardigan. And panicked a bit. It didn’t fit! It was way too … Continue reading
Last night, I had a finished sweater. With just ends left to weave in before blocking, I had just about reached the finish line on my Newsom cardigan. Then, this morning, while weaving in ends, I noticed a tension problem at one edge that made it look like there was a hole in the knitting. … Continue reading
Scenes from Sunday
Today has included… Setting up the tent in the front yard so we could clean it out after C1’s camp out this weekend. Boys sword fighting in the driveway. A little bit of bike riding close to the house. And, not pictured, a whole lot of knitting in an effort to finish my Newsom Cardigan. … Continue reading
Put me in, Coach!
I wound up being the coach for C2’s Pre-K/K soccer team this season. I have never coached a sport nor do I have much experience with pre-K kids beyond being a babysitter when I was younger and a parent of one now. But, I’ve learned a lot over the span of the season, and I’ve wound … Continue reading