Just a quick list of things that make me happy right now:

  • Listening to my 2-1/2 year sing his little songs. We listen to kids songs such as “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and it’s just a joy to hear his interpretation of the lyrics.
  • Welcome to Night Vale podcast. This podcast is getting lots and lots of attention. I love the weirdness of the universe and the small ordinary things that still happen. It’s a little David Lynch-ish but mostly more H.P. Lovecraft with a twist of X-Files. Nice little dose of audio surrealism!
  • Muller Greek Corner yogurt in Blackberry & Raspberry
    Blackberry Raspberry Yogurt

I am so not getting free yogurt or anything close to it but this is so delicious! It reminds me of those jelly raspberries & blackberries candies but somewhat healthy. I don’t eat a ton of yogurt compared to my family but this is something I look forward to eating!

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Piecing together

Kaffe Fassett’s Kaleidoscope of Quilts Denyse Schmidt Quilts The Gentle Art of Quiltmaking by Jane Brocket I’ve never been someone who sews. When I was 12, I was in a 4-H club that did “domestic” type projects. Sewing and basic cooking were the main subjects. We also had our colors done (I’m a “winter”), decorated […]

The new guy in my life

It’s far overdue, but I wanted to put up a post about my son J. J. was born May 8th, 2011 at 12:50 pm. He weighed 8 lbs, 6 oz and was 20-1/2 inches long. Detailed Birth Story – Lots of cute pictures at the end! I started having contractions Saturday night around 9:30. At […]

Day is breaking

After my explosion of startitis in January, I find myself not wanting to start any new projects. I just finished my Daybreak Shawl, and I have a number of unfinished projects I’d rather get completed than to start any of the items in my queue. Here it is, fresh off the needles: This is how […]

Other crafting (plus some knitting)

I have been busy preparing for midterms this week, so my knitting time has been minimal. I also rediscovered embroidery. My very first fiber craft was embroidery. When I was maybe 6 or 7, a family friend gave me an embroidery kit for my birthday, parts of which I still have. This friend was very […]

Daybreak Shawl

As part of the podcast we’re doing a knit-a-long of patterns and yarns that remind us of clouds. Not surprisingly, I have a number of gray yarns that I am excited to use. I was especially looking forward to using the Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock I got for my birthday – the […]


I hardly feel as though these tiny baby projects count. I am able to finish a hat or bib in just a day or two. Last weekend I knit 2 bibs, and during the week I started and finished a tiny, tiny hat. Pattern: Baby Bib o’ Love from Mason-Dixon Knitting Size 6 needles Peaches […]

1 of 12, first of many

I’ve been getting projects done. It helps to have some extra knitting time and small, manageable projects. Malabrigo Chunky in “Blue Lime” Size 9 needles Started 12/31/10 – Finished 1/10/11 This was the first of the 12 accessories for 2011. I’m counting it, even though I started it on New Year’s Eve. My mom had […]

Knitting Resolutions 2011

A lot of folks have knitting resolutions. Many people choose to knit 12 pairs of socks, for example, or perhaps 12 sweaters. There are groups on Ravelry where knit-a-long participants can talk about what they are making and give each other support. I’ve been tempted to join these groups, and last year I did try […]

A new age

Well, hello. I had a busy summer and fall. I started school again, which was a challenge but ultimately should lead to better career options down the road. Online classes are a really great option for people like me with full time jobs. I just started my second term at Portland Community College, taking classes […]