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Welcome! I’m a knitter, crocheter, writer, editor at kn literary, mother, cook, spinner and peace-seeker. If you know me from What To Knit When You’re Expecting, you’ll know that in my search for peace I’ve tried…wine. And hiking.

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

I am delighted to announce SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire, my upcoming collection of 30 knitting and crochet patterns, to be published by Running Press in Spring 2017.

They will mostly be on the simpler side, with a couple of slightly tricky techniques thrown in there.

It’s been a whirlwind. I’ll be talking about it more and more–and about new projects in the works–but for now, just…yay!

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

I am delighted to announce SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire, my upcoming collection of 30 knitting and crochet patterns, to be published by Running Press in Spring 2017.

They will mostly be on the simpler side, with a couple of slightly tricky techniques thrown in there.

It’s been a whirlwind. I’ll be talking about it more and more–and about new projects in the works–but for now, just…yay!

basket_sereknity

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Posted by on Sep 19, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

I am delighted to announce SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire, my upcoming collection of 30 knitting and crochet patterns, to be published by Running Press in Spring 2017. They will mostly be on the simpler side, with a couple of slightly tricky techniques thrown in there.

It’s been a whirlwind. I’ll be talking about it more and more–and about new projects in the works–but for now, just…yay!

 

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2016 in Beauty | 0 comments

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I am delighted to announce SereKNITy: Peaceful Projects to Soothe and Inspire, my upcoming collection of 30 knitting and crochet patterns, to be published by Running Press in Spring 2017. They will mostly be on the simpler side, with a couple of slightly tricky techniques thrown in there.

It’s been a whirlwind. I’ll be talking about it more and more–and about new projects in the works–but for now, just…yay!

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Omega Part II: Photos & More Lists

Posted by on Jul 26, 2016 in Crochet, Life Strategy! | 0 comments

Omega Part II: Photos & More Lists

I thought I had more to say about this…but I really don’t. I do have more pictures, though, and it felt incomplete letting Part I just sit there implying there was more…so I’ll just toss out a few more Facts About Omega–though mind you, they are way less interesting than the ones in Part I.

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Omega, Part I

Posted by on Jul 20, 2016 in Crochet, Life Strategy! | 0 comments

Omega, Part I

It turns out I was very sick. But I’m all better now, and even more so because just as I turned the corner on my bronchial/pneumonia disaster, I drove out to Omega. It was my first time, and I wasn’t there for a workshop or anything. I’d booked the trip months in advance, like a carrot on a stick, to get me through a very busy Spring and early Summer. It was meant to be a soothing experience.

But it was also meant to be an investigative, learning experience. I work with spirituality, but I don’t honestly know very much about it. Academically, I understand about energy healing and shamanism and trance meditation, but I believe it in the way I believe in religion–I don’t know what the truth is, and I have no way of knowing, so I’m just going to be respectful and knowledgeable enough to avoid sounding like an idiot.

Which is fine for most folks, and would be fine for me if I didn’t, you know, work in the world of spirituality. 

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Sickly

Posted by on Jul 6, 2016 in Life Strategy! | 0 comments

Sickly

I’m sick. Just your ordinary fever-and-cough virus, but I feel crappy and I don’t like it.

Not that anybody likes being sick. Except kids who don’t want to go to school of course–that was the best. I got to build a fort in the conference room’s at my parents’ offices and just lie there and read and eat N’ice cough drops (remember those? They were my favorites). It was heaven.

It’s not quite heaven now, because a) I can’t find N’ice cough drops anywhere, b) I have things to do, and c) even if I cleared my schedule and stopped doing all my things and lay down and read, it isn’t quite the same.

But maybe it can be.

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monte rosa

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 in Knitting | 2 comments

monte rosa

monte rosa by Isabell Kraemer is cool. It’s got this really intuitive (and really easy) set-in sleeve where you pick up the stitches instead of doing all kinds of matching shaping for the sleeve cap.

Why oh why isn’t this done always?

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Beginning

Posted by on Jun 28, 2016 in Knitting, Life Strategy! | 4 comments

Beginning

It’s both the easiest thing and the hardest thing to start something new.

When you’re first starting something, it’s exciting–anything is possible! It could be amazing! And you don’t have to be able to do it perfectly yet, because you’re just starting, but obviously you’re going to be fantastic at it, almost instantly.

But “exciting” is almost a synonym for “scary,” because new always means the unknown. And maybe it won’t be amazing, after all.

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Yellow Love

Posted by on Jun 24, 2016 in Crochet | 0 comments

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