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And so it begins | January 2022

And so it begins | January 2022

Fill your bowl to the brim and it will spill. Keep sharpening your knife and it will blunt. — Lao Tzu My process of unpacking full.... has been full of defining - thinking - and writing. I really love full as an adjective: not lacking or omitting anything;...

TGIF | 1.21.22

TGIF | 1.21.22

Today I have a bunch of random things to share and I am making them fit TGIF. I think it works. And so let's get started! Teaching (myself?): Last year, I mentioned that I had some socks in need of some mending... well, the number has grown since then. How is it...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.19.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.19.22

Greetings from the Great White (not so) North! Yes, we got a good bit of snow over the long weekend and there is more in the forecast. I am my most happiest wintery self! I just love the snow (must be that December birthday!) and I am thrilled that more is on the way....

Thoughts to get through Monday | 1.17.22

Thoughts to get through Monday | 1.17.22

We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope. — Martin Luther King Jr. This is the quote I wrote in my calendar to greet me this morning. An excellent reminder when the finite disappointment seems more like endless disappointment and I have lost...

Museum of Me | January 2022

Museum of Me | January 2022

I thought it might be fun to join Kym once a month and invite you all to an exhibit of My Museum... and then I saw January's prompt: Something you were really good at as a child (either something you still do — or something you “grew out of” doing) Hello fun... come...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.12.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.12.22

January is somehow just racing on and honestly, I am shocked today is the 12th! How is that possible? I have been doing lots of spinning and loving every single second of it! I have just two bits of fiber to spin from my Base12 Advent Spin. Seriously, this is...

Thoughts to get through Monday | 1.10.22

Thoughts to get through Monday | 1.10.22

(And the necessary beverage to help! Ha!!) In my household, we have finally gotten past the "Holiday Weeks" that encompass the end of the year and generally spill into the New Year. Today is the first "normal Monday" I have had in a while and it feels so good! We had...

Currently | 1.7.22

Currently | 1.7.22

In December, as I began thinking about my word for this year... one of the things that I also spent some time contemplating was this blog. I thought long and hard about its future and I determined that I still had things to share, contributions to make, and,...

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.5.22

Unraveled Wednesday | 1.5.22

Happy New Year, Dear Unravelers! In the "Dead Zone" that is the week between Christmas and New Years I did some "retail therapy" with Miss Babs. Why, you ask, could I need more yarn?!? Well, suffice it that it felt right and so I did it! My year of making is going to...

On my way to full | 1.3.22

On my way to full | 1.3.22

Early in 2021... when I really wanted to bail on release...I began to ponder a new word and have had a bit of a running list for most of 2021. Despite adding words to my list, I persevered with release but once the 4th quarter arrived I began thinking in earnest about...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.29.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.29.21

First... my final finish for 2021... Leave Gnome Stone Unturned... aka Gnombleberry and baby Gnewt! Now onto my Year in Review Post! Ha! It has been a much calmer year for making. I did not feel any compelling urge to knit.all.the.things. And although I do still have...

Release | December 2021

Release | December 2021

I spent December as I began the year...in a struggle with this word. But rather than the struggle of unpacking what needed to be released, the struggle this month is in the packing away of release. Because I think release is not a word I can just pack away and move on...

Monday Poetry | 12.27.21

Monday Poetry | 12.27.21

Happy Birthday to me! Today begins my 61st year! 61 years brings lots of retrospection and thinking about birthdays of long ago. When I was a child, it almost always seemed to snow on my birthday and I loved it so much! I have also been thinking about Christmas...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.22.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.22.21

(Sorry this post is so late but I entirely forgot to get a photo yesterday while it was light out!) I have a finished hat and am working towards a finished second sock! However, this week I thought I'd answer the question that Jane had about knitting with a strand of...

Monday Poetry | 12.20.21

Monday Poetry | 12.20.21

There are times when hindsight gives a clarity that is astounding... I should have voted with the doctor for stitches rather than voting for no stitches. Her wisdom has been so correct...she gave me two scenarios: One: get stitches, likely lose my nail, but my finger...

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.15.21

Unraveled Wednesday | 12.15.21

I wish I could tell you that my making was on fire... but instead I have to tell you that I have mucked up my making but good. Monday afternoon I had a wee accident (okay, maybe not so tiny) with a bread knife... which meant I spent some time in urgent care. The good...

Monday Poetry | 12.13.21

Monday Poetry | 12.13.21

When it seems like the world is collapsing in on itself and bad news is all around, poetry provides a respite that nothing else can. The bird that came to my mind as I read Mary Oliver's poem was a Cedar Waxwing with their distinctive white outline around their eyes....

To Whom It May Concern | 12.10.21

To Whom It May Concern | 12.10.21

It's been a week, hasn't it? Is it just me and does it feel like we are racing on to mid-December, except that December just began?! Fortunately, the mailbag has a letter or two to share! Dear December Weather: Mild is nice... in January, but I really like wintry...

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Kat’s bookshelf: read

When All Is Said
it was amazing
Seven chapters of sheer bliss. Beautiful writing and an incredible tale. Who would you toast on the last day of your life?
tagged:
2019
Transatlantic
it was amazing
LOVED! Every single word. The thread that tied this story together is wonderful! I could not stop listening – it was that good!
tagged:
2019 and audio
There Will Be No Miracles Here: A Memoir
it was amazing
A beautiful memoir. The writing is wonderful – the story shared is so poignant. I highly recommend.
tagged:
2019 and audio-2019

 


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