Finished Strathcona Scarf
For some time, I've wanted to knit something light and airy. I also wanted to wear something hand-knit and neutral-colored, that I could toss on with an outfit, regardless of the season.
On my last birthday, my mom gave me some of the prettiest brown cotton yarn, with little flecks of red and green, and I kept thinking it would be the perfect match for a pattern called Strathcona. I started it a couple months ago, and I didn't love it as I was knitting it. But sure enough, once I blocked it, and added those tassels(!) it became exactly what I wanted. My friend Molly generously offered to take some pictures on a warm Texas evening, so here they are. :) Anyone wanting more of the details can find them on my Ravelry project page.
What brings me to worship: Life lately, mid-May 2021
There's a lot of heaviness in the world right now.
2020: A year in review
Now that we're well into January, I'm sitting down to write and glance back at the last year. I'm not much of a resolution-maker (not fundamentally opposed, just not for me), but I do find it's healthiest for my heart and mind to reflect and then continue on into the next year. Like every single year, there are good, hard, and in-between snippets and seasons.
I did it. I hopped aboard the sourdough train. I've made exactly one loaf of sourdough in my life, once last year, just a few months before we moved across the country from Texas to Indiana. I've long been interested in fermented foods, and tried my hand at a few, namely, kombucha, yogurt, and sauerkraut. And sourdough has been one on the want to try again list. Necessity is the mother of invention, right?