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Maybe I evened out

Point: Last night I got my knitting together for this trip. I’m starting a new shawl with the Catterpillargreen yarn (or rather, some of it) that I got on my last trip.  It’s the shawl striping in “Olive Branch” (the … Continue reading ?

Nine Years

It is hard to believe that it has been nine years (as of yesterday) since my first Through the Loops blog post. My kids were 12, 12, and 14 at the time: I was much younger too: And we lived...

No, I won’t make you a pair for $10

I’ve taken the clothes out of my suitcase, washed them, and put them back in, and I’m almost ready to go back out the door tomorrow. I’m starting to feel wildly spoiled, like I’ve pulled off the most amazing trick, … Continue readin...

Back to School

Ellie made it to school. On time even – although I had to run her lunch by later. Our reasoning was this: It’s not like she wasn’t at school already during the fire watch. All the tests aren’t in but … Continue reading ?

Partial Results

The air quality tests for asbestos have been returned and the presence of asbestos is within the EPA’s “it’s all good” limits. Which is such a relief! I’m giddy glad that we aren’t all breathing through asbestos-lined lungs. The Big … Continue reading ?

The Number is Ten

It was Sunday night when I remembered.  That was my 11th night away from home, and I was sitting in a hotel room feeling unloved and lost for absolutely no good reason when it came over me in a wave.  … Continue reading ?

our amazing planet

Greetings from the beautiful state of Florida. We met my mom and sisters for a few days of family time. What a gift. And, what a amazing world we all share. SO grateful. I've been sprinkling a bit of sand into my Princess Fiona. Finished the front and am onto the sleeves. Show More Summary


Let me tell you just a little bit more about what’s going on here. Our town’s public elementary school is 90 years old. Which is neat because my grandmother went to school there and not so neat because it hasn’t … Continue reading ?

Arbitrary goals are still goals

My “two week sweater” efforts are continuing, dear knitter friends, as I continue knitting away, and trying to make up for a bit more non-knitting weekend time than I might have liked. Although non-knitting time does assist in, you know, … Continue reading ?


What a weekend! The weather was spectacular, and I was out in NJ chatting with awesome knitters and signing books at Trillium Yarns. I didn't want it to end. This morning I woke up to rain, but I would rather...

New Pattern: Dundas Pullover

In between breaks from attempting to finish a fingering weight sweater in two weeks (don’t worry, I really am doing things besides knitting, I promise!), I’ve got a new spring/fall pullover pattern to share with you. This is my Dundas … Continue reading ?

getting there

Some weeks just call for these brownies. Especially when you are trying to finish the body of this sweater.Happy weekend friends!

Yarn, and how we love it

A drive by from me – getting ready to go from Port Ludlow to Galiano Island for the Knit Social Retreat. (Then it’s home for a few days, then onto Minneapolis for Yarnover, and to teach at Fiber Fest. There’s … Continue reading ?

Because why not

April is here, the sunshine is suddenly not only bright but warm, and things are ticking along here in knitting world. I will actually have a spring sweater pattern available shortly, and I am really looking forward to sharing with … Continue reading ?


Thanks for your kind response to Shawl Book One, and for the birthday wishes. I had a very full day yesterday. For the next couple of weeks I'd like to do feature posts on each of the patterns from the...

All the kinds of done

The April Retreat is done, and it was beautiful, and fabulous, and we so enjoyed having Clara and Kate with us, and I think I do no wrong when I say that this might have been one of the best … Continue reading ?

lily + libby

These two have been long distance friends for about 8 years.And, we owe it all to knitting. After all, I met Amanda through our knitting blogs and shortly after, we realized that we each had a daughter the same age. (Actually, only 5 days apart!) So, we started them out as pen pals and with social media, they have kept their friendship growing. Show More Summary

Book, Book, Book!

I'm super excited to announce that my first independently published book is now available! Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One By Kirsten Kapur 52 pages, published 3/18/2015 Kirsten Kapur's first independently published book, Kirsten Kapur Shawl Book One, is a collection...

It’s Getting to be That Time

From the back porch. School has seven weeks left. Very very soon and I’ll be able to think about all kinds of things again. Yarn and knitting and the yard and other people’s blogs and what to do about school … Continue reading ?

Things We’re Dealing With

Truman died today. He’d been acting sort of off for a few days – he was wearing his sad dog face. We thought it was his antibiotics, so he quit taking them. He still felt bad so he went to … Continue reading ?

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