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July marked four years in Austin for us. Four. I understand how time works, and yet sometimes I don't get it. We moved here when we were twenty-three and twenty-four, and now we're twenty-seven and twenty-eight...

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Finished Cyril socks & Summer of Basics update

First of all, Happy Independence day! Nicholas and I both have the day off from work, but it turned out to be a rainy fourth of July, so we're resting and relaxing, eating burgers, watching shows, and I'm doing a fair amount of knitting. It seemed a good time to pop in and give an update about my current knitting and sewing projects, specifically, those I planned to make for Summer of Basics, and anything else I've been working on.the Weekender SweaterI've never knitted a sweater "quickly." So, it seemed only natural that I would consider the Weekender sweater the most time-consuming of my three Summer of Basics projects, and thus the one I'd start first...

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Late June's bread & butter

I'm not entirely sure why, but writing hasn't felt particularly easy for me since my last blog post. That, coupled with a joyful and full schedule, and I've been prioritizing other things over writing. There is no danger of me not blogging, in case anyone was worried, but it did feel natural for me to slow down in the last week or so and just be present in my own life. That said, even if I don't have something particularly eloquent to write about, I do still enjoy documenting "life's little joys," or, the bread and butter of our life, the things I'm curious about in other people's lives (like what they're reading, what they had for dinner, etc)...

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Milena shawl, finished

It's finished, and photographed, and it makes for snuggliest, softest, warm hug of a shawl. This project was lovely for so many reasons. I cast it on right before we left for Maine and I finished the setup rows on the plane and at airports so that I could knit the shawl body once we arrived (in a more relaxed/distracted vacation knitting mode). It will always remind me of that trip...

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Better (summer) habits + our weekending

One way or another, I've come to believe that I don't enjoy summer all that much. I think it's one tiny part that I'm Minnesotan-born, living in Texas, and multiple parts my attitude about that. I do truly enjoy all that summer is, with it's long days and sunshine and a-bit-more-carefree-feel, even as a working adult. I love the concerts in the park and dining al fresco...

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