in which we do some science stuff

So let’s talk about MS, the immune system, and drugs. I got a bunch of emails about my post regarding my visit to the neuro: some wonderful people told me about their experiences with the medications (thank you!), some caretakers told me what they’d seen, and a lot of people wanted more information. I can give info, but only so…

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I’m still banging on about how it’s finally fall and that’s an amazing thing. That’s not going to change any time soon, will probably get worse, not even a little bit sorry about it. Hope you’re all enjoying your October, too. More tomorrow; tonight is for my embroidery hoops and the dogs. (I’d wanted to post some spinning photos, but…

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in which we have a guest

This week is all about hand- knit legwarmers, puppy sleep- overs, homemade apple pies (made from the spoils of last week’s orchard run, an annual fall tradition), giant calzones, and desperately waiting for piles of fiber to dry despite rainy days. I’ve got a pan of spices and apple peels simmering on the stove right now while we wait for Sam…

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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…

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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…