Posts by nikkivandecar

Starting Point

Posted by on Sep 9, 2017 in Knitting | 0 comments

 

This is Joji Locatelli’s Starting Point, and it’s gorgeous. It’s knit in whatever fingering weight yarn I had lying around, in whatever colors I thought might maaaybe work, and dang. They do.

It took me forever though. I was very far behind on this MKAL–partly because whoa, that’s a lot of garter so it takes a while, and also, um, whoa that’s a lot of garter so it’s boring.

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Practical Magic

Posted by on Sep 5, 2017 in Crafts, Life Strategy!, Practical Magic, Thoughts | 0 comments

Oh my goodness, everyone. I have a new book out today. And it is the most beautiful thing I have ever seen.

 

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Grandma & Me & Some Kitchen Curtains

Posted by on Aug 9, 2017 in Crafts, Sewing | 0 comments

When I was growing up, my grandmother’s house here in Volcano had curtains under her sink, instead of shelves or cabinet doors. I always thought it looked kinda neat–it was funky and cottage-y and homemade. It was so much my grandmother. And, of course, I have very positive associations with that kitchen, as that’s where my grandma made me butter and sugar sandwiches on white bread for lunch. Yum.

Grandma passed shortly after Maile was born. Those curtains are certainly long-since molded and tattered, and anyway nobody goes into that house anymore. It’s either rented out or vacant, but none of my very large family wants to live or visit there. Grandma believed in ghosts, so who knows?

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