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Several finished quarantine knits and creativity check, April 2020

Yarn: Shepherd's Wool Worsted in peach Pattern: Tread by Shannon Cook Specifics/modifications: Sized down needles, but otherwise, knit to pattern. Yarn: Cascade Yarns Eco Duo (alpaca/merino blend) Pattern: Graham by Jennifer Adams Specifics/modifications: Specifics/modifications: I sized down my needles (of course), and I altered the crown of the hat to make it slightly less pointed. In all honesty, I haven't blocked this yet, but I do imagine that the crown will flatten some when I do block it. Yarn: Stress Knits favorite base, in the colorway etching (grey), and madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light + Copper Glitter, in the colorway Mars Rover...

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19 Pockets of joy, aka staying home

Regardless of what your days currently look like (arguably not normal for most, if not all), I'm praying for little pockets of joy, and for safety for those who cannot or do not have the option to stay in, and for those unable to work from home experiencing a loss of income. Putting my hope in Jesus and praying for freedom from fear.I want to view this time of forced rest in a way as a chance to slow down, examine some heart things that I am sometimes too distracted to give heed to. I read somewhere about parents trying to explain self-isolation, school closures, etc...

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Life lately, Late February 2020 edition

We've had some more snow, which always makes me so joyful. I've written about the significance of snow for me in this post, from November 2018:And a word about snow. I feel like there are all these hidden promises from God that are brought fresh to mind every time it snows. I've never been sad about snow of any kind—inconvenienced, yes, since I grew up in MN, and went to school in IN—but never upset...

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2019: A year in review

Once this is done, I can look forward, with clearer eyes, a lighter heart. I so often feel lighter from observing the heavy pieces one last time before putting them to the side, emptying my hands in order to take up the next year in our life. Knitting: Creatively, the start of the year felt a little slow, since morning sickness derailed any interest in much of anything. I did regain my knitting mojo, but then life circumstances were hectic with a cross-country move, etc...

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2019: A (knitting) year in review

Each year, I enjoy writing up a little summary of completed projects. It's fun for me to notice trends in my creativity from year-to-year, considering life events etc. And I do enjoy looking at a year-long collection of work, so to speak.So here, listed by type and in order of completion date, are the knitting projects I finished this year...

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