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on possibility and perspective

I had one of those weird moments this week in which I was so completely misunderstood, I thought maybe my brain might be misfiring. It happens every so often; there will be break somewhere between my mind and my mouth and I’ll intend to say one thing but something completely different will be what actually comes out. So, for example, the other…

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in which there is a sweater challenge

Sam and I have begun to see the barest beginnings of fall creeping around the edges- just hints, nothing definitive yet, but it’s happening, and we’re excited. Obviously, it’s happening- it’s nature, it’s inevitable- but it’s earlier than we’re used to, and we’re ridiculously pleased to have an excuse to pull out our comforter just a little too early, to…

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in which we have a debatably finished object

I pulled out my wheel this week and put it through its paces as my reward for completing edits on issue 9 of Knit Edge, which is safely in the hands of our layout person this week, praise be. It was soothing to settle in and just let my hands do what they know. A lot of my friends who are…

in which there’s just a little inspiration (and a spot of rest)

A quick bit of visual inspiration before I settle in for the evening. There are still things to do before I close up shop for the day: yarn to ply, dogs to feed, articles to tie up, all the puttering part of the day. Today has been a bit of a herky- jerky sort of day; morning in front of…

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in which we make small friends, small plans

The original idea was that I’d be posting my Lists of Very Good Things on Fridays, but that doesn’t seem ideal. I’d thought they’d serve as a good way to sum up the positive in the week, but really, it’s sort of poorly placed. I’m always trying to wrap quickly at the end of my Fridays so that Sam and I…

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powering through the indecision

  I’m working on getting some large swaths of white silk for my friend Derek’s music studio/ school— he’s asked me to dye curtains for the large window in the waiting room out front– and along the way, I’ve decided to make a large- ish curtain for our hall window, too. It’s been bothering us for months now; it isn’t…

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in which we return to our approximately scheduled programming

Everything is coming together over here, but it’s moving quickly, instead of the slow, steady process I originally had in mind. I don’t think that’s a bad thing. I’ve got way too many irons in way too many fires, and that’s good & distracting for the moment. Me and my planner are doing some good things. We’re going to pretend…

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in which I am a day too late, but really, let’s just get back to it already

Kiddo is home in Baltimore again and we have begun trying to return to our normal daily lives, too. I’ve spent the last month running up and down the East Coast, which has had me thinking a lot about travel, space, and especially this country; how we are built of regions, all of these spaces and cultures which are can…

this past month, as a brief playlist

There’s nothing I can say about the month of June except that we are through it. I can’t say that I am particularly happy that we are, but I am glad to see July, with its heat and showy national holiday; it’s a distracting, cleansing, just- over- the- mid- point bit of the year that at least allows me the…

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in which there are small comforts

Despite keeping ties to New England over the years, I think I’d forgotten just how beautiful the summers here are. I’ve been double- checking with friends over the last week, just to reassure Sam (and myself) that it really is going to keep being this good. Folks who’ve grown up here and stayed tend to meet these questions with a…