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How much fun is that, to see the whole project, start to finish, all in order. Makes me think that knitting blogs are really just stop motion knitting movies, happening really slowly. Roving: Western Sky Knits  Pattern: Hudson Lace Cowl … Continue reading ?

chalk lots sale

I used to be excited about the first day of school. I truly remember putting all three on the bus and skipped up the driveway. These days, it doesn't fill me with that much joy. In fact, I'd love to go back to those days when I skipped up the driveway. Show More Summary

Nothing to see here

This cowl I’m knitting and I, we were nearing the end of the road. I’d powered through what was almost left of the knitting, and I was at that tricky bit at the end of a handspun thing.  I had … Continue reading ?

yoga shawl progress

I've been working on the yoga shawl, and have loved every minute. The rhythm of endless stockinette has kept me very happy and given me busy hands in busy months. So grateful. But now, I am ready to finish. I'll be starting on the second chevron end soon. Show More Summary

Hello, World!

Right after I posted yesterday, Claire (the Air) slowed way way way down and started acting weird. I tried very hard to shut her down for a rest but she beat me to it…and wouldn’t turn back on. Logic board. So meet Claire III! Best Buy sales and a backup from 10:30am made my downtime […]

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 2

I felt a little more cramped for time this week. We had hair cuts one morning and a new friend over during our usual school time one afternoon. Both events were totally worth it but effectively knocked out an entire day of school. We ended up doing a chunk of Language Arts work Sunday morning. […]


Her wig is knotted on through her scalp (like blanket fringe) and then tacked around the bottom of her head. It worked great. This one’s hair has three different yarns since I was using scraps, but I’ll find something for the pattern example that will help me get a more accurate idea of yards needed. […]

More and More

Joe packed up this morning and took off on a business trip, and to be totally and completely honest, his timing is great.  I’ve got something I’m working on, so the peace and quiet will be nice, and frankly he’s been … Continue reading ?

Two Arms to Hold You

I finished her arm! And then I started messing around with her hair! And THEN I thought, “Argh I forgot to take a picture!” So I took one: I’m trying something different with her hair than I did with the Girl’s hair. So far it’s not too heavy.

That moment right there

There are a lot of things about knitting that I like. I like that I’m making something, I like that those things are (mostly) beautiful.  I like that it’s good for my brain, I like that it’s good for my … Continue reading ?

What to do if you’re not getting gauge

Sweater knitting season will soon be upon us, my dear knitter friends, and if you’re like me you’re already knitting twelve new fall sweaters in your mind. Well, I am also currently knitting 1 sweater in actual reality, but the … Continue reading ?

Studying China

Rounding out our study of China with Egg Drop Soup and Honey Ficken (‘ficken’ = fake chicken). Ellie helped cook. I promise that I’m working on that second mermaid arm. And a Rooster.

chalk lots giveaway

Hey friends! Remember the chalkboard placemats? Well, we finally named them (Chalk Lots!) and are doing a little giveaway over on Instagram. So, if you are on Instagram, follow @chalklots and you will automatically be entered into the contest. Show More Summary

Actually, in Reverse

For something that started so quickly, that cowl is totally going the other way now. The spinning and plying flew by and now…  The problem is me, like it always is.  I started knitting the cowl, charging along – following … Continue reading ?

happy faces

I thought I would give you a quick Trouble update since some of you have been asking and it is National Dog Day! (How long have these National Days been going on? There seriously is a day for everything.) Trouble has gained weight. Not all that she lost but close. Show More Summary


Whoosh, that’s the sound that the last week made as it blew right by me. I’ve been so determined to enjoy what’s left of the summer, before everyone gets all the way back to work, and the weather turns. There’s … Continue reading ?

Weekly Wrap-Up: Lesson 1

Best. Week. Ever. We explored the five senses, talked about territory, started piano lessons, played a bunch of games, studied China, reviewed word families, sang songs, knit, recited verses, read books, composed sentences, had a friend over after school, went to Play Group at the park on Friday, and That’s not even everything. In case […]

welcome mocs

I have needed a few little baby gifts and these baby moc's caught my eye. I found them completely irresistible. I grabbed some sock yarn from my stash and a pair of size 2 needles and voila. I had a pair of the cutest baby mocs ever....Show More Summary

Kitty Knitting

Just a sneak peek at what went on the first week of school: The little kitty pattern can be found at The Magic Onions. When I saw that post, I knew the scarf would just have to wait a week. Our only modifications were to seam flat across the top of his head (to make […]

almond milk j o y

Last February, I purchased the book At home in the Whole Food Kitchen. Love it. Would love to spend more time in the kitchen with some of the recipes. But for now, the page that is dog eared is the almond milk recipe. I was instantly drawn to it. Show More Summary

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