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Breathe in, breathe out

I'm just breathing in, breathing out, over here. I don't write that in a melancholy way. In all the moments and things that occupy our time, there is so much that we forget to notice our breathing. There is a lot of beauty in all those in-between moments...

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Finished Metamorphic dress, II

A few weeks ago, I finished a second Metamorphic reversible dress. The fabric had been in my possession since I purchased fabric for my first metamorphic dress, just waiting to be cut out and sewn together.I've mentioned it before on the blog, but it's much easier for me to "gear up" to knit something, than to sew. Sewing requires hefty equipment and lots of space and always a thorough vacuuming of the floor when I'm finished because there is inevitably thread and lint galore...

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Creativity check, Fall 2018

As is my custom periodically, here's a little snapshot of my current creative endeavors. It helps me stay organized and motivated to see everything in one place, including finished projects, works-in-progress, and future project planning.KnittingI've been doing a lot of knitting behind the scenes, aka not mentioned here or on IG very much, since all of it is Christmas knitting. The good news is that I'm currently knitting on the last two Christmas gifts, for the time-being, and then I can cast on some other fun projects that I'll be able to share more...

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Twenty-eight (a birthday post)

On Sunday, I turned twenty-eight. I had a fun birthday weekend planned, thanks to friends who make birthdays and the days leading up to them so fun. On Saturday, I met two friends for birthday coffee and knitting at Revival coffee, since it seemed only right to have coffee at a favorite coffee shop. After morning coffee, I headed home and putzed around the house, doing a bunch of productive/fun things:I baked a birthday cake, specifically the yummiest Swedish coffee cake from the book Scandinavian Gatherings (a book I cannot recommend enough)! I prepped a few dishes for a fall-themed potluck with some friends on Saturday night, including collard greens and stuffing...

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Hello, fall

We're a long ways off from sweater weather, but I'm determined that in the middle of a season change, good things happen. There's hope that so easily couples with anticipation, even if the thing anticipated is inevitable. Fall will truly arrive at some point, and yet that doesn't diminish my anticipation of it. Here are a few glimpses into our early fall lifefacing the annual dilemma of wanting to decorate for fall, but not wanting to buy more stuff that we have to store (and move with, eventually) and ultimately deciding to just buy a tiny white pumpkinwearing handknit sweaters, like my Mae sweater and my Weekender sweater and on warmer days, wearing my Klein dress topfrequently driving in/running through the rain, since it's rained so much in the last several weekslighting a candle, Nicholas helping me get all set up with his fancy noise-cancelling headphones so that I can write without having to tune out our noisy dishwasher...

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